adrienne maree brown is the author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds and Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. She is a writer, social justice facilitator, pleasure activist, healer and doula living in Detroit. She cohosts the podcast How to Survive the End of the World.
In our conversation, adrienne talked about the power of vulnerability and truth-telling in intimate relationships and movement work; about the way mothers have always been on the forefront of social change by working for a better future for the kids in their care; and about the pleasure activism and witchery of Beyonce and Lizzo. adrienne also discussed how shifting cultural beliefs open the way to shape ourselves beyond gender; how recent protests in Puerto Rico reveal possibilities in making movement space one of joy, pleasure, and connection; and how the practice of radical honesty can help us protect the miracle of our lives.