My Whole Existence is Political
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Courtney Sharpe is a change maker, whether it be through her work as the Director of Cultural Planning in the Boston Mayor's Office or simply by living her life and using her voice as a black, Jewish woman in America.
Courtney & Nikki discuss topics around race and racial identity in America, immigration, education, millennials in leadership and much more.
This episode is proof that opening up the floor to discuss unspoken issues isn't nearly as "scary" as we are led to believe.
Major themes in this episode include:
Courtney’s experience with the Peace Corps and learning when it’s okay to walk away;
the racial diversity in Boston and the importance of leveraging the stories that exist in the city;
the focus on artists’ live-work spaces in Boston and protecting cultural initiatives in neighborhoods;
navigating the process of reaching out and offering support after a tragedy;
the presumed correlation between “white” culture and “American” culture, and the experience of living on the other side of that;
and the impact of accurate historical education on creating a more compassionate nation.
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