Something to Say: Conversations with people shaping our world

“Lola Adesioye presents Something to Say” is a series of intimate conversations with dynamic movers and shakers in the worlds of politics and pop culture. People who are shaping our world, making moves and challenging the status quo.

Below are some of the people Lola has interviewed:



Event: “Black is Beautiful” – Dumbo House, New York 

Lola interviewed Kwame S. Brathwaite – Director of the Kwame Brathwaite Archive – and  Nicola Vassell – Founder of Concept NV (a curatorial agency) and advisor/curator to The Dean Collection (the art collection owned by Swizz Beats and Alicia Keys) –  about notions of diverse beauty in today’s society.


The Event:

In the late 1950’s and 60’s, Harlem-based photographer Kwame Brathwaite used his stunning photography to challenge mainstream standards of beauty and to popularize the notion that Black is Beautiful.

In this talk and panel discussion, his son Kwame S. Brathwaite will discuss his father’s work, which is the subject of a new monograph dedicated to exploring the photographer’s career and influence.


Some images from the event:


Setting up
Kwame Brathwaite’s beautiful monograph
Audience starting to trickle in for the discussion


Lola in conversation with Joan Morgan, author of “She Begat This: 20 years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”