Unboxing Labels with Benjamin CarltonTriggered AF Podcast

Unboxing Labels with Benjamin Carlton

“I’m black. I’m a minister. And I’m gay.”

In this episode, your Triggered AF family continues to push the envelope with conversations that refuse to play nice as they welcome author, activist, actor, comedian, and minister of love Benjamin Carlton.

Tune in as Ben shares his story from preaching that homosexuality is wrong to being the self-described “biggest gay.” Waking up and choosing to go against the grain every day, listen in as Ben speaks to releasing the narratives that caused him to self-hate and how embracing his own labels helped him step into his power and break free of the “box.”


  • Do we need labels?
  • How you love others is indicative of how you love yourself
  • Releasing labels that were assigned to you but are not you
  • Advice for those struggling with their identity and labels
  • What is the better way toward label inclusivity?
  • Living in your truth as it is NOW


“When you have love for self, you have love for your brother. When you have grace, you have grace for your brother. I cannot force you to love me how I need to be loved if you don't love yourself first, and loving yourself is evident in how you love people.”

“If you are living your life trying to please everyone, you will please no one.”

"As we think about the spectrum of sexuality, the spectrum of identity, the spectrum of culture, all those things, we need to make space for people who move up and down the continuum.”


Find Benjamin Carlton and his book I’m Black, I’m a Minister, and I’m Gay at: Benjamincarltonlive.com


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IG | instagram.com/ibencarlton

Twitter | twitter.com/ibencarlton


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This show is such a great listen for young and mature women to let you know you 1) no you’re not crazy 2) you’re no alone 3) your feelings matter. Thank you Alechia & Dani for your real and raw conversations. This should be a TV show!

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I appreciate the rawness and transparency. Your authenticity is much needed and appreciated. It’s good to acknowledge our triggers and talk them through. Absolutely love it!!!

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Even from a man’s viewpoint, this show was indeed very insightful and thought provoking.

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Just wow! I’ve listened to every episode and each one has helped me in some way. I’m really clear on what it is I want and what it is I need now.

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