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BOI Meets Wellness is a wellness podcast that shares stories, celebrations and challenges of building a wellness ritual as BOI. Someone who is Born Obviously Incredible.

Host Evolve Benton shares weekly well-being tips and interviews incredible people about their journeys.

A new episode drops every Friday. 

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Oct 16, 2020

On this episode of BOI Meets Wellness, Evolve Benton interviews Nalo Zidan. Nalo (nah-low) A. K. Zidan (all pronouns) is a Queer Black writer, organizer and Trans-Masculinist whose work pushes at the normative boundaries of gender and sexuality in Black experiences. Nalo is the Founder and Creative Director of BlackGirlMasculine, a nonprofit organization and media space for Queer, Black masculine-identified women, Trans and Non-Binary people. 


Founded in 2016, the organization serves a global audience with a mission to expand and archive non-normative masculine experiences. Born in Maryland and raised between New York and D.C., Nalo is currently completing a degree in Women, Gender and Sexuality studies at Louisiana State University, and is a 2019 TedxLSU speaker. Nalo has dedicated their life to starting conversations that shift how we see the world and everyone in it, while creating visibility and healing for Queer Black experiences along the way.



In this episode you’ll discover: 

  • How to redefine masculinity 
  • Nalo’s story of starting BlackGirlMasculine
  • Learn Nalo’s opinion of leadership and community love 
  • Nalo’s love for passion and details on their new brand Yazi Clothing
  • Wellness Tip of Week: How to stay connected to family during Covid-19 
  • Nalo’s favorite book: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison 


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