TNP143 Bear Hebert on Unlearning Oppression

88 minutes

Bear is a life coach, artist, and social justice educator who helps socially conscious humans align their actions with their values. In their coaching and teaching, they apply a feminist, anti-racist, anti-capitalist lens. In this episode, I ask them about their gender journey to using they/them pronouns, and we talk about interlocking systems of oppression, call out culture, and wanting healing for people who cause harm without necessarily wanting to be a part of that healing. 

Content Warning: We do touch on sexual violence, capital punishment, and more, but we also take stretch breaks and pauses for breath as we do so. Remember to pause the recording if you feel yourself tensing up or becoming very activated.

Caliban And The Witch by Silvia Federici

Combahee River Collective and How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

Alternate ROOTS Info about the online version of ROOTS Week

Selected Poems of Nikki Giovanni

Killers Of The Dream by Lillian Smith

The Farm: Angola, USA

13th, Ava DuVernay

bell hooks on “white supremacist capitalist patriarchy”

Whiteness At Work, Desiree Adaway with Jessica Fish and Erika Hines

Beverly Daniel Tatum, author of Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria?  on diversity as an aftereffect of a lifelong commitment to the self-named struggles of people of color

Philly Stands Up zine

Beyond Survival book

"The Opposite Of Rape Culture Is Nurturance Culture" and Turn This World Inside Out by Nora Samaran

“No one enters violence for the first time having committed it.” -Danielle Sered, quoted by Mariame Kabe

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