Identity politics is a controversial term these days. Veteran journalist and Who Are We? author Gary Younge talks to Suswati Basu about the pros and cons of the debate.
Dangerous Women contributor Bidisha speaks about the need for women to embrace being dangerous.
Selective amnesia has allowed deep misunderstandings about nations to become embedded in the public imagination. These Bodies of Water author Sabrina Mahfouz talks about why it is important to learn accurate versions of history in her new book.
In democratic societies, we are governed by consent. Hence, it is our job to become responsible citizens before voting or electing those in office (or placed to appointments), to represent our interests and create a better world for all of humanity. So how do we become politically responsible?
The human body is everything that makes up, well, you. It is your home. Caring for your body makes sense. After all, you only get one body in this life, and you want it to last as long as possible. So many complex systems work together to keep us feeling vibrant and strong, and it all happens beneath the surface. So why is it important to learn about your body?
Deepak Chopra says starting over is the knowledge that there is something better out there for you—even if you don’t know what it is yet. It’s about learning from the past and using it to propel you forward in a way you had never considered before. So how do you transform and start over again?Continue reading “Renewed: How to start over again – with Repotting Your Life author Frances Edmonds”
Disobedience is needed, and without it social progress would not continue. Disobedience is important because it can save lives, and it starts the conversation, but it can also cause conflict. There are both good disobedience and bad disobedience. So why is it important and how can we be disobedient with purpose? Thanks to the followingContinue reading “Disobedient: What makes disobedience important – with Good Girls Marry Doctors editor Piyali Bhattacharya”
Trans Day of Visibility takes place every 31 March. It’s a time to celebrate trans and non-binary people, and to raise awareness of the discrimination faced by the community worldwide. Here are some great reads according to Pink News and transgender American professor Susan Stryker: 📚 The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice, by ShonContinue reading “International Transgender Day of Visibility page turners”
Trigger Warning: This episode contains themes of racial trauma, police brutality, Islamophobia, suicide, and mental illness. Have you ever been in a situation where you have turned around wherever you are, and see no other faces that resemble you? Representation burnout refers to the stress, fatigue, and exhaustion of being the only person of aContinue reading “Joyful: How we stop representation burnout – with The Good Immigrant editor Nikesh Shukla”
Trigger Warning: This episode contains themes of violence, suicide, and mental illness. Safety is a concept that includes all measures and practices taken to preserve the life, health, and bodily integrity of individuals. However, not everyone has that guarantee sadly. So why is safety important? Thanks to the following guests for participating: Michelle Tom beganContinue reading “Safe: Why we make safety a priority – with Ten Thousand Aftershocks author Michelle Tom”