This week on It’s OK that You’re Not OK:
Wonder in an age of violence: Valarie Kaur & See No Stranger
“Wonder is the root of love, the lack of wonder is the root of violence.”
Valarie Kaur is no stranger to violence. As a Sikh, as a woman, as a person of color, violence has shaped both her activism and her deep sense of community care. Her Revolutionary Love Project is the blueprint for organizers, activists, and really – anyone in love with the world and what it could be.
This week, the activist, and best-selling author of See No Stranger joins me to talk about love, action, and the power of wonder in the face of impossible things.
In this episode we cover:
- How do you continue to work on behalf of EVERYONE for a more just and beautiful world, when some of those people cause great harm?
- Getting outside of unbearable pain so you can survive
- Do you have to suffer in order to be of service? Being an activist for the long haul
- “Squad care” and what it means for activists and anyone alive in the world
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“I spent the last 20 years organizing my life around hate and I want to spend the next 20 years organizing around love. The pain of the world is the pain of the world, regardless.” – Valarie Kaur
Starting this week we’re releasing some of our favorite episodes from all three seasons of the show – some you may have missed, and some you need to listen to again and again just to absorb even more of their goodness.
About our guest:
Valarie Kaur is a renowned civil rights leader, lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, educator, author of the #1 LA Times Bestseller See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love, and founder of the Revolutionary Love Project. A daughter of Punjabi Sikh farmers in California, her work has ignited a national movement to reclaim love as a force for justice. Find her on IG @valariekaur.
- Valarie Kaur’s website
- The Revolutionary Love Learning Hub
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