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.
Elias, Alonzo, "The Journey of an Emotional Black Boy" (2018). Philosophy Summer Fellows. 12.
Available for download on Saturday, June 01, 2019