71 minutes | Apr 20, 2021

#85 Finding our Role in a Social Change Ecosystem with Deepa Iyer

Deepa Iyer is Director of Strategic Initiatives at Building Movement Project where she builds projects, resources, and narratives that support nonprofits and individuals engaged in transformative movements for progressive social change. Her work includes creating the social change ecosystem map, which is a brilliant and creative way to help people identify their unique and authentic role within broad and diverse social justice movements. Deepa outlines each of the 10 roles, and discusses how self-awareness is imperative to creating change in the world. We also talk about the role anger plays social justice movements for better or worse, how shame is always counter-productive to progress, and how we can develop the courage to embody our principles and values, despite the pressure we may feel to comply or perform. Find Deepa at buildingmovement.org and on Instagram. Deepa's book recommendation: Sylvia & Aki by Winifred Conkling Songs featured: "Be Good" by Carsie Blanton and "Tribe" by Danny Addison How to support the show: Rate, review and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! Support my work on Patreon and get access to perks like an exclusive Discord Server, a book club just for patrons, shirts + stickers, playlists, and curated workshops led by myself, fellow Patrons and former guests of the podcast. Visit my website - AnyaKaats.com & Find me on Instagram
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