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When I was coming up in the industry, the help I was getting and the mentors I had came from everywhere. It’s about being able to give another person a leg up if you’re in the position to do so. I’ve been able to garner a lot of access in my career and to me, it’s about being able to pay that forward and provide that access to everyone else around me.

— Mike Gauyo

Today, we’re looking through the eyes of queer Haitian writer, Mike Gauyo, as he shares his origin story to where he is now with the rapid growth of Black Boy Writes Media. Mike is known for his writing on the HBO hit series “Insecure,” along with the Netflix series “Ginny and Georgia.” Mike shares how he’s grown into his most authentic self and found peace with all facets of his identity. He talks about his production company and mentorship program, and his passion for creating access for young black writers. To wrap up this rich conversation, Mike and Bryan discuss blazing trails of their own so others won’t have to struggle in the same way.

In this episode of The SimplyBe. Podcast:

  • Mike’s writing & authenticity journey as a queer Haitian
  • Creating access for young black writers
  • Initiating change from within a system
  • Finding peace with all facets of your identity
  • Creating ‘concrete’ trails for generations to follow

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