What’s In It For Us, theGrio’s weekly political podcast hosted by Christina Greer, PhD., welcomes special guest, Journalist, Photographer and Founder of Black Women Photographers, Polly Irungu.
This week, Georgia is on our mind as all eyes on the Peach state and an anti-voting rights bill that has made its way through the state’s legislature. Not to be outdone, Florida, Arizona and Texas have introduced bills which would effectively make it harder for folks to vote and it’s all being done under the guise of eliminating voter fraud. Deep sigh.
Georgia’s also making headlines this week as Atlanta Mayor, Keshia Lance Bottoms announces she won’t be seeking reelection even after she raised more than $500,000 during a virtual fundraising event with President Biden back in March. Polly and Dr. Greer talk the grueling pressures that face the mayors of some of the nation's largest cities and what Mayor Bottoms’ announcement means for the politically embattled Georgia as well as the rest of the nation.
And finally: bad lighting, where? Our guest, Polly Irungu, talks about her initiative to promote the work of Black women photographers around the globe with her Black Women Photo project. The project took off during the pandemic as a global community of photographers showed up to support the Black women changing how we see the world one image at a time.
With so much going on, we have to stop and take a moment to ask, “What’s In It For Us?”