“I don’t think it’s anybody else’s job to educate me” - Ani Lee
In this first interview since the relaunch of the podcast, I'm sharing a conversation with teacher and podcaster, Ani Lee. You can find Ani online as Close Knit, a catch all term that she uses to encompass her teaching and creative pursuits. In this conversation we touch on body image, shame, privilege, using creative pursuits to process emotions, intersectionality, activism vs self care, and how Ani is trying to navigate her way between noticing struggles that need to be fought whilst not being paralysed by it.
You can find Ani in the follow spaces online:
We sing the praises of the meme to educate in a fast consumption world (don't stop there though, dive so much deeper):
Resources that Ani mentions:
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The 2 Hours a Week email newsletter for civic engagement
Ani also quotes an extract from a poem by Rev. Victoria Safford, 'The Gates of Hope'.
She talks gratefully about her experience of interviewing Brandi Harper of PurlBKnit for her podcast. You can catch that episode, here.
If you're a Patreon subscriber, I'll be uploading your exclusive podcast over the period between Christmas and New Year for you to enjoy. I'll be back next month with another conversation episode. Remember, you can subscribe via itunes so you never miss an episode.
To download the transcript of today's episode, please click here.