Refuse to dumb it down! In this episode, highly sought-after choreographer and movement director Maya Taylor takes us on a journey of self-affirmation, explains her practice of overcoming fear, and contextualises the fourth commandment of Black Manifesto, “Refuse to dumb it down.” Maya also shares insights into how she built her career without compromising her artistry or individuality.
Black Manifesto, the 10 Commandments: Black Women Speak Out, is a 10-part podcast series hosted by nora chipaumire and Pawlet Brookes. Black Manifesto brings together voices of Black women from around the world as a collective conversation, making the invisible visible, and addressing how we work to reshape a new world in which Black women are seen and heard, and a resource for inspiring creativity, learning, and unlearning. Each guest will discuss one commandment from nora’s Black Manifesto, offering their interpretations and insights.