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Video: Ayishat Akanbi | The Problem with Wokeness

Identity, which is at the heart of wokeness, is often regarded as the most fundamental thing we have. But clinging too hard to your identity can lead to an emphasis on what makes us different, rather than what we all might have in common. Stylist and cultural commentator Ayishat Akanbi considers the radical power of kindness, the limits of identity, the gendered nature of image, and how to transcend the superficial to form meaningful connections.

If you don’t have time to listen to the 59 minute discussion above, here’s a 5 minute summary of some of Ayishat’s ideas:

One comment on “Video: Ayishat Akanbi | The Problem with Wokeness

  1. Barbara Huntington
    July 24, 2020

    I learn so UHC from Vox Populi. Thank you.

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