Q: Dear Cody, what made you stay in Lawrence? After everything with your former employer and the current state of this community, why stay?
This week, Cody reflects on radio requests, their crushes on “90210,” and the songs they sang flamboyantly in their youth.
“What does it look like if you believe Black trans folks the first time? Why do you need to be convinced that anti-Black racism and transphobia exist?” Cody writes.
Cody shares 4 tips to help overcome anxiety and depression.
“When I answer questions, I attempt to center the most marginalized people — that way the answer applies to everyone, not just white folks,” Cody writes.
Black parents raise their children from the very start of life to fear the power of white people. Black children learn about anti-Black racism from the moment they engage institutions. If Black children can handle the truth of our world, why can’t white children?
Q: Dear Cody, can you introduce your dog, Monét?
A: I thought you’d never ask!
“I’ve chosen to spend my energy protecting, advocating for, loving on, breathing life into and creating possibility for quite frankly the most brilliant, the bravest, the baddest Blackest queerest people on earth,” Cody Charles writes.
You have an opportunity to ask Cody interesting, weird and dynamic questions.