It’s pride month, and in addition to going H.A.M. on all things gender and sexuality, we launched a new podcast series called Fashioning Identity, which you should definitely check out. But before you do, you should absolutely listen to the latest Dropcast, where activist, educator, and podcaster DeRay Mckesson joins hosts Noah Thomas and Jian DeLeon to add a welcome dose of realness.
Mckesson talks about his signature blue Patagonia vest—from where he bought it to why he continues to wear it almost every day. In fact, in a rare instance, he was recently spotted at a high-profile event not wearing it at all. Then we go onto discussing some of the biggest products, collaborations, and cultural moments to come out this week.
We start by talking about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s new child, Psalm, and then take a look at DeRay’s opinion on collabs from Tyler, the Creator x Lacoste, Needles x Suicoke, and the latest model from Kiko Kostadinov x Asics. He also schools us on some history of black and gay activism, and has some great insight on our QOTW (Question of the Week).
This week we asked Dropcast listeners if all the collaborations and products we’re seeing for PRIDE month are truly genuine. You guys make some really great points in your voicemails, and DeRay weighs in with some of the ones he feels have made a great cultural impact. Listen to hear more, and we’ll see you next week—where we’ll be reporting from Paris Fashion Week.