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Angele Joubert-Johnson

Angele Joubert-Johnson is a cultured singer, song-writer and author. A proud blerd who loves gaming, comics, anime, cartoons and jamming to soundtracks of NES classics. You can follow her on Instagram @angele_joubertjohn

What is a Blerd? | Part 1

Growing up black and nerdy was intimidating. As black people, historically, we’ve fought so hard to preserve, maintain and express our blackness, which has been suppressed for centuries. For a long time, being nerdy was mistakenly synonymous with acting white. I was constantly called white or told, “you’re not really black.”