Resilience Can Choke on My... MESSY Healing
Actor, writer, and social justice advocate Brandon Kyle Goodman walks audiences through BKG’s MESSY and actionable steps to begin healing traumas, instead of defaulting to resilience. With humor and authenticity, Goodman focuses on the importance of moving past resilience to create real change for ourselves, our relationships, and our communities.
"Protect Your Energy, Babe!"
Actor, writer, and social justice advocate Brandon Kyle Goodman shares key insights about the importance of boundaries and how to create, establish, and maintain them (especially with family).
"Who Would I Be if Society Never Got Its Hands on Me?"
In this engaging and eye-opening talk, actor, writer, and social justice advocate Brandon Kyle Goodman offers wisdom for shaking off the shackles of perfection, societal norms, and familial expectations to discover and step into our authentic selves.
That Time I Became My Own Parent
When you have a strained relationship or have become estranged from parents or family, how do you give yourself the parent your need? Actor, writer, and social justice advocate Brandon Kyle Goodman offers this memorable talk inspired by the question, "If you were your own parent what advice would you give yourself?"
"Catch Me Outside Bish”: Conflict Management 101
Inspired by their viral social media video "Don't Call Me Sis Part 2,” actor, writer, and social justice advocate Brandon Kyle Goodman shares actionable takeaways for how to listen better and resolve conflict quicker in this meaningful and high impact talk for all audiences.
Sometimes Blood Ain’t That Thick: Forgiving Your Family
Actor, writer, and social justice advocate Brandon Kyle Goodman offers humorous, honest, and authentic insights about how to forgive your blood family and build a chosen one.
“Honey, Representation Saved My Life!”
Actor, writer, and social justice advocate Brandon Kyle Goodman shares experienced analysis and actionable takeaways about how to diversify the voices, images, stories of humanity that we are engaging with, as well as the importance of doing it in our workspaces, home life, and communities.
Brandon Kyle Goodman encourages readers to be their most authentic selves with new book You Gotta Be You
Actor, writer, and social justice activist BRANDON KYLE GOODMAN is leveraging their experience as a queer, nonbinary, Black leading voice to encourage readers to be their most authentic selves. In their first ever book You Gotta Be You: How to Embrace This Messy Life and Step Into Who You Really Are Goodman emphasizes freeing yourself from the shackles of societal boxes and unpacking some of life’s defining and crucial moments. With wit and candor, Goodman highlights the importance of moving past the idea of resilience to create real change for ourselves, our relationships, and our communities. You Gotta Be You is a perfect representation of Goodman’s characteristic spirit which they bring to all their talks. They are a highly sought-after speaker who’s message of tapping into your most authentic self resonates with audiences of all kinds.
From bringing diverse, powerful characters to life both on screen and stage, to writing scripts for one of the most successful television series on Netflix, actor, writer and social justice advocate Brandon Kyle Goodman has emerged in the entertainment industry as a powerful force with a voice to be reckoned with.
This Spring 2021, Goodman can be seen starring in a virtual solo show in partnership with the IAMA Theatre Company, titled The Latrell Show. Written and performed by Goodman themself, The Latrell Show is a dark comedy that explores the mental aerobics of being Black and Queer in America by way of a hilarious and opinionated talk show host, Latrell Jackson (Goodman). As Latrell films a "very special" episode giving hot takes on his favorite topics, matters of the world begin to compromise his relatable persona. The Latrell Show was filmed on stage at the Pico Playhouse and premiered virtually on May 23, 2021 at iamatheatre.com.
On the film front, Goodman recently starred in Netflix's feature film Feel the Beat, opposite Sofia Carson, as the outspokenly brave, queer character Deco. Additional acting credits for Goodman include starring as Andy, an eager father-to-be in Amazon's successful rom-com anthology series Modern Love, opposite Andrew Scott, as well as a role in the Amazon pilot People Just Do Nothing. They have also appeared as one of the leads in Fullscreen's digital series Alive in Denver, and can be seen in the independent features The Blackout, The Relationtrip, Hulu's Plus One, and Blue Fox's Papi Chulo, alongside Matt Bomer and Wendi McLendon-Covey.
As a writer, Goodman's work was recently showcased this fall throughout season four of Netfix's hit animated comedy series Big Mouth. Goodman co-wrote episode 407 alongside Mitra Jouhari and also signed on to write for seasons five and six as well as to write and star in the Big Mouth spin-off Human Resources. Additionally, Goodman is currently hard at work on their first book, to be published by Legacy Lit, a new imprint from Hachette Book Group that focuses on BIPOC writers. Though still in development, the book will explore the intersections of Goodmans' race, sexuality and gender through humorous, honest and autobiographical storytelling.
Goodman is proud to be a nonbinary, queer Black leader and a staunch advocate for Black lives. Goodman's name and messages were launched into the limelight throughout the summer of 2020 as their vulnerable, informative Instagram videos regarding racism in America went viral, quickly solidifying them as a go-to resource for individuals seeking educational and inspiring content, while detailing a personal look at Goodman's own personal experiences growing up and living Black in America. Today, Goodman's content has received over millions of views and counting, and their passion and drive to help the community has caught the attention of major Black-owned brands such as CIROC and Alicia Key's skincare line, Keys Soulcare, both of which they have partnered with as a brand ambassador.
With the intention and drive to continue conversations and meaningful action on behalf of Black lives that extend beyond the news cycle and social media algorithms, Goodman also recently launched two podcasts, the first titled Black Folx, a one-on-one conversation-based podcast series created by Goodman featuring Black personalities of various identities, and the second titled Do the Work, a weekly podcast produced by Sony and hosted by Goodman, discussing all things race and personal relationships. Both Black Folx and Do the Work are currently available to stream across podcasting DSPs. Additionally, this year Goodman will be co-hosting an HBO original podcast to accompany the upcoming season four of In Treatment starring Uzo Aduba. Goodman will join Dr. Janelle S. Peifer to discuss mental health representation in communities of color and the postmortem podcast will feature conversations about each new episode of In Treatment.
Born and raised in Queens, New York, Goodman discovered their love of acting throughout high school, before attending the Tisch School of Arts at New York University (NYU). Upon their graduation from NYU, Goodman joined a musical sketch comedy group called Political Subversities, which featured weekly sketch and song performances by many NYU alumni about what was happening in the zeitgeist of pop-culture and politics and was even created into a web series. It wasn't long before Goodman packed their bags to move to LA full-time to pursue a career as both an actor and writer in Hollywood.
When not in front of the screen, Goodman loves to seek out great new eats, work out, binge The Real Housewives, and discover great, new vocal performances on YouTube. Goodman continues to actively speak out against the injustices that have been plaguing the Black community for decades and encourages their followers to donate to the Innocence Project, The Bail Project, Black Trans Travel Fund, and Black Lives Matter. Goodman is currently based in Los Angeles, CA with their husband and their puppy, Korey.