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Faculty Mentor

Roger Florka


Presented during the 20th Annual Summer Fellows Symposium, July 20, 2018 at Ursinus College.

Project Description

The title of my project is "Emotional Nigga" a.k.a. "Emotional Black Boy" because people would be comfortable if I called it so. The audience for this project may want to think of it this way. The title I chose is meant to express the struggles I faced in my journey to self-awareness. I decided to share my story through fifteen topics, which have brought me a better understanding of myself and will hopefully help the audience as well. These topics are Self-Love, Prelude: Intimacy and Attachment Theory, Relationships, Sex, Beauty, Sexuality, Love, Self-Love, Spirituality, Religion, Astrology, Psychology, Self-Care, and Life. These topics will be explored through interviews, monologues, and music. More specifically, it is about struggling with the tensions of being a man, black, queer, and an immigrant. The final product will be a set of videos. This will be advertised through Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook which will draw the audience to the final product: the YouTube Channel. What I want out of this is for the audience to come and interact while figuring out their own path to self-awareness. That means realizing their insecurities and emotions instead of projecting them onto others. Accomplishing this requires learning how to have self-control, and healing from their past.

Open Access

Available to all.