Seeding the Light to Come with adrienne maree brown
If you’ve listened long enough, you’ve heard this show go through various incarnations and iterations.
Moving into some interesting rabbit trails and seeking to find it’s footing in the larger world.
And as this new year begins - and I anchor more deeply into what I want my own work and legacy and path and service to be and become - I get a clearer sense of what this tiny platform is and can be.
A tiny light.
A way to cast hope, clarity, direction, inspiration, information & guidance into an often dark & deeply distracted age.
A way to call us back to ourselves - as wise, compassionate and brilliant beings.
Resilient and connected beyond measure.
THIS is the gift of this work and this platform and the conversations herein.
So, it is with this heart in mind - that I am beyond pleased to bring you the first conversation of 2019 - an interview with adrienne maree brown.
adrienne is the author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds and the co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements. She is a writer, social justice facilitator, pleasure activist, healer and doula living in Detroit.
She also, along with her sister Autumn Brown, creates a podcast of her own, How to Survive the End of the World - which I highly reccomend.
At the end of last year, adrienne and i sat down to talk about her work inside Emergent Strategy - and dipped a bit into the work ofher upcoming book - Pleasure Activism.
We discussed the many roles and duties she carries out in service of this larger work and the non-linear way her career and callings have iterated over the years to bring to where she is today.
We dropped into conversation about mushrooms and birch trees - and gaining insight & direction from the natural world - on things like reclaiming our earthworm nature, our fungal nature & underground nature, as well.
We talked about call-out culture and whether or not it’s really getting us to where we ultimately want to be.
A bit about what it means to be a WOE - in adrienne’s vernacular - and the mechanics of real, transformative relationship in real tim
We talked about what it actually takes to create long-term, systematic change - just a hint - it’s not what you think.
A spiritual practice to engage on - of all places - social media.
And lastly, this white woman got schooled on the sacred being-ness of Beyonce.
As with all things she does, this conversation with adrienne was deep, wide-ranging, hugely pleasurable and insightful on a grand scale.
To find out more about adrienne and her work, please make sure to check the show notes.
To connect with me - your host - Amy Day - a bit more - ask questions, spark up a conversation, and let me know how this lands in your world - feel free to drop me a line - either via a review in itunes, or over at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for listening.
Thank you for doing your own great work in this world, holding fast your own great THREAD.
We need you so.