Mia Birdsong: Community as a Verb

Mia Birdsong: Community as a Verb

Mia Birdsong: Community as a Verb

Everything Happens with Kate Bowler - June 9, 2020 - 32:29

There's a story we're told about how we should save ourselves through sheer grit. But many fall on the other side of that success metric. In this episode, Kate and writer and activist Mia Birdsong discuss expanding our definition of family and how to show up when our community needs us—both locally and nationally.CW: Racism, white supremacy, police violenceFor show notes, the transcript, and discussion questions: https://katebowler.com/podcasts/mia-birdsong-community-as-a-verb/

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