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"I think we forget sometimes that we are actually making culture. That's what humans do. There is no culture outside of what humans create, and so we literally can create something new", Kimberly Dark.
Kimberly joins the podcast today to discuss some thought provoking and empowering concepts to help unearth the power that we have as humans to be social creators and make cultural change, including how we can create empowered experiences socially and at the doctor's office.
Kimberly is a writer, professor and storyteller. She's the author of Damaged Like Me, Fat, Pretty, and Soon to be Old, The Daddies and Love and Errors, and her essays stories and poetry are widely published in academic and popular online publications alike. Her ability to make the personal political is grounded in her training as a sociologist, and you can find her course offerings in Sociology at Cal State San Marcos and Writing/Arts at Cal State Summer Arts.
Kimberly hosts retreats, and travels internationally to offer workshops, lectures, and performances that use storytelling to make big, complex ideas relatable at campuses, conferences companies and anywhere people seek startling revelations and positive change. Beloved by diverse audiences Kimberly crosses boundaries to show how we must engage all the wisdom and verve we have to create the most compassionate, fair and inclusive world we can.
What we discuss:
- what is body sovereignty, and how it aligns with the concept of body liberation
- hierarchy based on appearance and identity
- her new book Damaged Like Me
- how to navigate our sovereignty in the doctor's office and in social settings
- social competencies and the importance of addressing unconscious bias.
Connect with Kimberly:
Website (to preorder book and access The Hope Desk) https://www.kimberlydark.com/
Connect with Lindsay: