we all have giants that are blocking our blessings.
it could be crippling depression or anxiety,
the fear of not knowing where our lives are going,
or the insecurity of confronting a sexuality that we keep hidden away.
in order to get to the next level in our lives,
we have to either slay or tame these giants.
if you don’t,
they will kill you day by day.
a foxholer begged me to watch a web series on youtube.
i was putting it off for the longest,
but i’ve come to realize that when my soul is starving,
the universe will present something delicious at the right time.
the last couple of days was the right time.
the show was called “giants“…
…and it took me through so many emotions for 2 seasons.
i saw myself in each of thse characters.
i’m legit blown away at how good this series was.
it was created,
and acted by james bland.
issa rae and jussie smollett
with the help of “leadersup“,
executive produced the series.
the show appeared on issa’s youtube channel.
j. august richards,
who i know from “angel“,
also had a hand within the series as consulting producer as well.
he also acted in one,
and directed some of the episodes in season 2.
this had some major backing from 3 very big names.
so the show follows 3 characters:
malachi – james bland
journee – vanessa baden kelly
ade – sean samuels
they’re battling their own giants as they navigate life in cali.
malachi is a creative who moved from georgia to california.
he stopped pursuing his dreams of poetry so he’s just “there”,
trying to make ends meet with no real purpose.
he has no real direction of next steps.
ade is a dance teacher who is dl and struggling with his sexuality.
in a foxhole relatable,
he’s dodging being outed while being in love with a straight wolf.
journee is a suffering maniac depressive.
her mental illness won’t allow her to keep a job for too long.
she can’t get out of bed on some days,
and while malachi tries to motivate her,
he doesn’t have the energy to motivate herself.
this show was so well acted and produced.
the music in the show set the mood perfectly.
i loved it featured faces that looked like mine.
this is such a great time to be alive with all this black talent,
behind and in front of the screens.
a week ago,
vanessa and terrence terrell (kwasi) took home daytime emmys for the show.
along with that,
the show has been winning awards left and right.
major congrats to them!
i named this era and chapter of my life,
i have a few i need to slay.
good art can help turn the gears of progress and change.
i want you all to check out “giants” when you get a chance.
if you’re like me,
by the end of the second season,
you’ll be inspired to start confronting the giant(s) within you.
check out the first episode:
let me know what you think.
lowkey: james bland is everything.
you know i love a handsome face,
a big nose,
and a creative mind.
i’m full steam ahead in crush.
pictures/videos cc: instagram
read more about “giants”: website