Sarah Starr, of Pyramid Communications, collaborates with me to talk about communication, and the importance of adapting and adjusting the language we use as we learn more about the experiences and perspectives of others.
My guest, Jack Duroc-Danner, a paediatric massage therapist and autism advocate, covers a lot of ground in this conversation. Discussing, among other things, consent, the medical model versus the social model, and representation of a group by that group.
In this episode I welcome back Tada Hozumi, aka, the Selfish Activist, who was previously on the show discussing the personal responsibility we have to our collective wellbeing. this new conversation, Tada shares two current concepts of their work: Understanding our cultural nervous system, and the queering of identities.
This episode is a collaboration with third year political science student, Emma Jones. In our conversation she shares a bit about the formal practice of debate, and what it has to teach about nuance and seeing the fullness of an issue, from a multitude of perspectives. We unpack a few words too, like ‘compromise’ and ‘representation’. In speaking to the importance of representation, Emma shares how embracing different perspectives does not negate one over another, but helps us to work together to create more effective, supportive systems. Emma also talks about mentorship within the debate community, and learning to see how we all have something to offer, perhaps most especially when we are still open to learning.
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My collaborator this episode is Shay Huff, an insightful and skilled coach, facilitator and educator. I have so much gratitude to Shay for taking the time to talk with me for this episode, and for being so vulnerable and open about sharing her story of addiction and recovery. She speaks to a breadth of complex, often hard to navigate experiences of being human. Shay is a model for what it looks like to do our own work, and how our personal journey can be used to benefit others, as well as how essential community is in the work of healing.
Content Notification - Shay shares her story of addiction and a suicide attempt. Her story could be a great support for any listeners facing similar situations, but please, if you need support, do an online search for crisis lines in your area or country.
My collaborator for this episode of Everything is Workable is adrienne maree brown, a fellow polymath who describes herself as a writer, facilitator, coach, mentor, mediator, pleasure activist, sci-fi scholar, doula, healer, tarot reader, witch, cheerleader, singer, philosopher, and queer Black multiracial lover of life. I learned about adrienne and her book Emergent Strategy thanks to Tada Hozumi, a previous guest on the show, and I am SO grateful for that recommendation. This is a book of universal wisdom, as adrienne points out when she says “I didn’t create emergent strategy. I noticed it.” But what makes it so incredible is the accessible and practical presentation of what emergent strategy is and how to use it. From adaptation to collaboration, creativity to self-care, and abundance to liberation, adrienne and I talk about the tools, framework and spells we can use as interconnected beings to imagine into being a future in which the fullness of humanity is represented and in right relationship with our shared planet.
As well as being an author, adrienne is co-host of the podcast How to Survive the End of the World. You can check that out at www.endoftheworldshow.org and find out more about adrienne through her website adriennemareebrown.net You can get a copy of Emergent Strategy at www.akpress.org