Do you ever find yourself saying 'YIKES' about things happening in the world? Climate Change, Human Rights and the messiness of everything going on at the moment can be really overwhelming BUT we want to provide a space to chat about these things and find hope in the midst of it all.
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Cw: racism & white supremacy
Today we are chatting about toxic positivity and how a culture of "good vibes only" is built on privilege and upholds white supremacy. We also chat about antiracism and how to do allyship. (we recorded this before the murders of Breanna Taylor, George Floyd and Tony McDade, which is why we only mention Ahmaud Arbery. All of them should still be here!)
Welcome back to The YIKES Podcast! Sorry for the little break we had to go on, but we've managed to remotely record a brand new episode with the amazing Aja Barber. We cover topics such as fast fashion, cultural appropriation and how the Coronavirus pandemic could play a part in potential lifestyle/system change
If you want to support Aja, here are a few links!
Aja's Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/AjaBarber
Aja's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ajabarber/?hl=en
In this episode of The YIKES Podcast we have our first ever guest, Ellie Shimmin! We discuss the current situation regarding the refugees in Greece/Turkey and the amazing work Ellie has done by helping refugees in the Greek islands.
Welcome to our first episode!! Woo!! We introduce ourselves, how we met, have a chat about our journey into climate activism and our vision for this podcast (and a few things which make us YIKES). Cw: we chat about eco-fascism (big yikes!)