Detoxicity: By Men, About Men, For Everyone

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DetoxPod69: Akie Bermiss

July 28, 2021

Akie Bermiss is a Brooklyn-born singer, songwriter and member of the folk/country/pop act Lake Street Dive. A self-professed and proud nerd, Akie discusses how his decision to pursue music came after he thought he'd already mapped out a career path for himself. He speaks about self-confidence and coming from a family steeped in "Blackademia". There's also discussion about code-switching and being a social chameleon, a few fish-out-of-water stories tied to his experience at Bard College, and you'll find out why he enjoys "JOMO" as opposed to "FOMO".