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Talking Representation, Masculinity and Emotional Expression With the Creators of “Black Boy Feelings”

I first met 23-year-old artist and wunderkind Richard Bryan at Vanessa’s Dumplings in the East Village about a month ago. Fresh out of college (he went to Colgate in upstate New York, a place that he calls “cold and white as shit”), native Brooklynite Bryan is co-editor of the new book Black Boy Feelings, Volume 1: Boyhood, alongside his creative partner and best friend, 22-year-old Jeana Lindo. As you’ll learn, the book is several things, but it is a self-described “anthology about black masculinity.”: