“Being Seen” Podcast Season Two

Wildine Cadet, Youth: Part of the photography incorporated into BEING SEEN

The Clio Award-winning Being Seen podcast, with host and narrator Darnell L. Moore, has returned with all-new episodes for Season Two, advocating for a more diverse representation of Black queer and gay identities and experiences in fashion, entertainment, the arts, and beyond.

Season Two guests include writer and producer Steven Canals (Pose), award-winning actor Colman Domingo (Fear the Walking Dead), acclaimed writer and producer Lena Waithe (Master of None), Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jericho Brown (The Tradition), and world-famous performer, actor, comedian and RuPaul’s Drag Race alumna Shangela, among many others. The second season features ten episodes of new conversations, artistry, and explorations of what it means to be seen as one wishes to be seen. The episodes will focus on topics such as fatherhood, mentorship, youth, the barbershop, accessibility, sports, community, and Hollywood.

Each episode of Being Seen is enhanced visually with licensed artwork and photography. The artwork has been curated by Danny Dunson, acclaimed art historian, art advisor, curator, and writer. The photography for each episode has been curated by Texas Isaiah and Gioncarlo Valentine from their personal archives and from photographers including Miranda Barnes, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, and Widline Cadet.

Darnell L. Moore is an award-winning writer, activist, organizer, and author of No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America. He is Director of Inclusion Strategy for Content and Marketing at Netflix, editor-at-large at CASSIUS and co-managing editor at The Feminist Wire. He has received the Humanitarian Award from the American Conference on Diversity for his LGBTQ advocacy and has been named among Ebony Magazine’s Power 100, Time Out New York’s Eight LGBT Influencers, The Root 100, and Planned Parenthood’s Top 99 Dream Keepers.

Being Seen was created and produced by Moore and Harley & Co., an award-winning New York based creative studio that specializes in experiences, identity design, and narrative content, in cooperation with ViiV Healthcare, the only pharmaceutical company focused solely on combating, preventing, and ultimately curing HIV and AIDS.


For more information about ViiV healthcare, visit https://viivhealthdcare/en-us. The Being Seen podcast is available on both Apple and Spotify.

—Hank Trout


Hank Trout, Senior Editor, edited Drummer, Malebox, and Folsom magazines in the early 1980s. A long-term survivor of HIV/AIDS (diagnosed in 1989), he is a forty-year resident of San Francisco, where he lives with his husband Rick.