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Identity & Empathy | Ayishat Akanbi

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Ayishat Akanbi is a stylist and cultural commentator. Her monologue 'The Problem with Wokeness' went viral a couple of years ago. She argues that modern social justice movements, or 'wokeness', often creates division, and harms those it is intended to help.

In this conversation with Rebel Wisdom's David Fuller, she talks about how she used to be an activist, but her perspective comes from a deep spiritual transformation she went through. She also talks about the paradox of wanting to get beyond the politics of identity, while knowing that her identity characteristics mean that her words are taken more seriously.

Links:

The Problem with Wokeness: https://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/the-problem-with-wokeness-ayishat-akanbi/

Ayishat's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ayishat_Akanbi

David's Twitter: https://twitter.com/fullydavid 

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