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Have you ever sensed that ‘Science’ fronts as objective at the expense of the very humility that legit knowing is contingent upon? Coming from your *most logical and wise self, not some anti-intellectual cop-out. If you’ve been sleeping on all the decolonial feminist scholarship on the philosophy of science that’s proliferated in the past quarter c…
 
We’re surrounded by trite clichés about following our hearts. And spaces where people allege to be into emotional intelligence that are then utterly intolerant of oppressed peoples expressing feelings. Feelings, by the way, that Eurocentrism judges as ‘negative’ in a fake binary that lots of people still adhere to.Or the same wannabe influencers w…
 
What if the least reliable people about spirituality are those who call themselves ‘spiritual?’ Let’s talk about the new (c)age psy-op and how to unlearn it. Let’s have some respect for the power of spirituality by disentangling it from insultingly commercialized distortions. Why let our ancestral wisdom continue to get tainted by marketing manipul…
 
One of the greatest gifts that you could give your imagination is learning about the abolitionist movement (and getting involved).While oppressive injustice would have us in-fighting over toxic crumbs, abolitionism invites us to have standards, respect, and dignity. Previously impossible within this nightmarish empire. Let’s talk about it. While th…
 
When violent crime is discussed in mainstream echo chambers, is the term more likely to be associated with polluting lakes & damming rivers or a stabbing? I’ll bet you know the answer. Yet, which is overwhelmingly more catastrophic for people and the planet? What a deadly bias. Who & what benefits from that limited interpretation of crime? Who and …
 
How does our knowing get impacted by subjectivity, values, & identity? Find out thru this talk on feminist & indigenous epistemologies & so much more. Plz lemme know in the comments what you found evocative- I’d love to hear. Also plz be forewarned that I nerd out on theory a lil’ in the intro, but then it gets less jargon-y : ) PS- Yes, this is a …
 
What is co-optation? Let’s talk green-washing, diversity & inclusion campaigns, misunderstanding decolonization, land acknowledgements, & more. Just cuz someone’s talking about a thing doesn’t mean they know what they’re talking about! For example, they might be a business trying to bank off of a social movement. As a matter of fact, did you know e…
 
Have you noticed that the term ‘conspiracy theory’ (& ‘conspiracy theorist’ too) gets weaponized in all kinds of directions? By myriad actors, agents, & entities. Then millions of people obediently look the other direction. How sad to move thru the world like that. Disrespecting your capacity to gauge what’s valid independently from what the matrix…
 
Unlearning the illusion of hyper-individuation is easier said than done for those of us in deeply capitalist contexts like the settler colonial US. Alas, atomization is as American as apple pie.Hyper-individualism is a result of having been divided and conquered. As a matter of fact, that mentality dovetails nicely with a common military strategy. …
 
What is lunacy? How does the label lunatic gets weaponized and mis-used? Learning from postcolonial psychology & activist traditions, let’s talk about it.Lunacy is one of the most potent counters to the limitations of respectability politics that’s available to us. Respectability politics pressures us to ceaselessly pander to oppressive audiences. …
 
By vampirism, you know I’m talking about that extractivism that’s destroying us & our precious planet. Mining our minds, as the Red Power legend John Trudell would call it. Enacting coups in Bolivia for lithium for electric car batteries and the like. That market fundamentalism that’ll take us all down if we don’t stop it first. (By the way, the vi…
 
What is techno-skepticism? One of the most vital seeds that we could plant today! One of the clearest extensions of a colonial progress narrative throughout the planet today is the pathetic belief in Silicon Valley and its tech-bros. Indeed, perceiving arrogant criminals like Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, or Jeff Bezos as innovative leaders is one of…
 
What is political gaslighting? Columbus Day is a great example- let’s talk about it. Hope you enjoy this 2nd weed identification video in our “Weeds & Seeds” autumn series. See ya Saturday for some seeding!PS- Yes, this is a lil’ snippet of my book “Pulling Weeds & Planting Seeds: on Decolonial Discernment.” Make sure to cite my intellectual produc…
 
What is critical media literacy? Wanna hear about some resources to support building that skill *and a critique of those sources too? Come thru for a decolonial feminist critique of @DemocracyNow and other independent media sources that I listen to w/ a grain of salt. Hope you enjoy this 2nd installation of our “Weeds & Seeds” autumn series. Hope t…
 
We don’t get free off bad intel, beloveds. Let’s take your focus back from the vampiric media outlets that infiltrate nervous systems & pollute minds 4 ratings & short-term gains. Their sellout pundits are so busy trying 2 get theirs that they’re forsaking any hope of vision, wisdom, or grounding. Let’s resist fear-mongering click-bait. And boundar…
 
D'Juan Owens and I discuss the embodiment of revolutionary strategy. What does courage feel like? Is influencer culture or celebrity culture distorting your understanding of justice work? How do we disentangle getting free from popularity contests, tokenism, trends, and respectability politics? Tune in to find out. And plz let us know in the commen…
 
On this week’s show we open with a discussion of the sexualization of animals, and the various forms such sexualization can take (zoophilia, bestiality, zoosadism). Guest host Klik Wolf joins us to discuss our main topic, toxic popularity — we talk about how the desire to become popular can turn some well-meaning furs into people they don’t want to…
 
Tune in for this wonderful dialogue with the Mother-Daughter duo that is BabyMamaHood. Mama Juju and Zion Angeles help folks move beyond a one-size-fits all approach to parenting, Motherhood, & families & bring back the ceremony to birth. Juju & Zion are also the creators of A Love Adventure Project & Radical Childbirth. Learn about the important c…
 
Feral Attraction Episode 107 - Friendship 9/14/18 Intro On this week’s show we open with a discussion of the history of happiness, and why happiness may be elusive. Soatok Dhole joins us to discuss our main topic, friendship — what is a good friendship, when is the right time to distance yourself from a friend, and how do you revive a fading friend…
 
Tune in for this wonderful dialogue with Dr. Jeffrey Acido and a group of young men from K-VIBE to learn about the liberatory work they’re doing at this visionary bike shop. Opened in 2005 as part of K?kua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services' commitment to providing community-based health initiatives that honor the development of personal r…
 
Introduction topic THE MOST RELAXING VACATION YOU CAN TAKE IS GOING NOWHERE AT ALL Ephrat Livni - Quartzy https://qz.com/quartzy/1342058/the-most-relaxing-vacation-you-can-take-is-going-nowhere-at-all/ Importance of unstructured time “Dolce far niente” - the sweet joy of doing nothing “Remaining close to home—or just in it, hanging out—leaves you r…
 
Introduction topic Rebooting the show Update on what’s been happening during the hiatus Explaining the new format Topic What Are Values? “a person's principles or standards of behavior; one's judgment of what is important in life” - Google Dictionary We use our values to make judgements, particularly judgements of good and bad or right and wrong Ch…
 
Quill Violet Christie-Peters & I dialogue about decolonizing sexuality thru visual art in this episode. She’s an Anishinaabe arts programmer and self-taught visual artist currently residing in Thunder Bay. She is the creator of the Indigenous Youth Residency Program, an artist residency for Indigenous youth that relies on a radically relational pra…
 
Tune in to hear about the Zapatista’s First International Gathering of Politics, Art, Sport, & Culture for Women in Struggle. I’m in dialogue with Carol Rojas about her experience at this historic event, including the somatics of anticapitalism, the importance of connecting with other freedom fighters who’ve devoted their lives to the struggle, the…
 
Hello everyone! We open this week with a discussion on to best mediate conflicts in relationships. While this is a topic that we've covered before we wanted to present an alternate take from one of the main contributors from PolyWeekly, LustyGuy, as he offers his views on how to fight fair in a relationship to ensure everyone has the maximum potent…
 
Hello Everyone! We open this week's show with a discussion on our appearance on the wonderful podcast, Life on the Swingset. You can hear us talk about ethical non-monogamy in the fandom on Episode 317 BY CLICKING HERE or by visiting their website, lifeontheswingset.com. We also talk about why loving someone else isn't always enough to make love ha…
 
Please tune in for this dialogue with Sakej Ward. We discuss various representations of warriors, the importance of developing strategic thinkers, the differences between warriors and soldiers, the dangers of cooptation & machismo, how to strengthen warrior spirits, the creation of indigenous revolutionary doctrines, & healing from trauma through m…
 
Hello everyone! We open this week's show with an exciting announcement about our upcoming guest appearance on the Life on the Swingset podcast! Thanks again to our lovely hosts for inviting us-- we had a blast and please feel free to stop by our show anytime! We also discuss the latest comic from OhJoySexToy that focuses on discovering polyamory an…
 
Hello Everyone! We open this week's episode with an actual retrospective of the show. As it is our 100th episode we wanted to take some time to reflect on the show. We talk about why we started the show, how we've grown in doing the show, and how we've seen the fandom (and culture in general) change in the two years we've been doing the show. We th…
 
What do South Asians think of what gets sold as 'yoga' in the US? Tune in to find out when my colleague Miloney Thakrar and I discuss the yoga industrial complex! We reflect on (POC-on-POC) cultural appropriation, neocolonialism, non-consensual extraction, entitlement, capitalist commercialism, poison fronting as medicine, healing and so much more.…
 
Hello everyone! We open this week's show with a discussion our panel on TFF. We then launch into a conversation about a recent article from the New York Times about how porn might be causing harm in the approach teenagers have toward sexual encounters. We discuss whether or not porn should be expected to be an educator for sex and what we can do be…
 
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