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Episode 3 – Reimagining Environmentalism

Leah Thomas is an intersectional environmental activist on a mission to dismantle systems of oppression in the environmental movement. Her personal platform Green Girl Leah was born out of a space that lacked representation of Black people in the outdoors and spoke to her passion of getting people started on their environmental justice journey. Her quest for self-authenticity, environmental justice and sustainability created the momentum for her educational page, Intersectional Environmentalist, to go viral. In this episode, Leah drops gem after gem: how destigmatizing cannabis use for Black and Brown people relates to the environmental movement; how making our environmental efforts inclusive and intersectional benefits everyone; and how expanding our understanding of Indigenous land protectors makes our environmental impact more effective.

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ABOUT OUR GUEST:
Leah Thomas (@greengirlleah) is an intersectional environmental activist and eco-communicator based in Southern California. She’s passionate about advocating for and exploring the relationship between social justice and environmentalism and is the founder of Intersectional Environmentalist – an organization working to dismantle systems of oppression in the environmental movement. She’s also the host of the brand new podcast Dismantled. Her recent quest for a hobby turned into a new business venture with the creation of The Greens Girl Co – an e-commerce website + resource dedicated to an intersectional and more equitable approach to the cannabis industry. 

Find the full episode transcript here: Episode 3 Transcript



SOCIALS 
Featured Guest: 
@greengirlleah | greengirlleah.com
@intersectionalenvironmentalist | intersectionalenvironmentalist.com
@thegreensgirlco | thegreensgirlco.co

NATI Links:
Podcast @nomadsattheintersections
Community @diversify.vanlife
Host @irietoaurora
Co-host @anaismoniq


QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE


JOURNALING PROMPTS EXPAND THE CONVERSATION

  1. What lessons will you carry with you from 2020?
  2. Recall an early memory where you saw yourself represented in a space you admired. How did that influence your nomadic journey?
  3. When you hear the word “radical,” what do you hear?
  4. Name the top five radical changes that you would immediately make to currently established systems.

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🎵 S1E3 NATI 📻 — Leah🎵 

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6BMdDDWRTM1uA5dBpPmzno?si=Jr6amEoPScGMT-7Z6gOb6w


TAKE THE PLEDGE


POINTS OF INTEREST

Resources— Intersectional Environmentalist
https://www.intersectionalenvironmentalist.com/

Podcast— Tricia Hersey on Rest as Resistance
https://forthewild.world/listen/tricia-hersey-on-rest-as-resistance-185

Article— We Need to Talk About Sleep Deprivation in Black Communities
https://www.healthline.com/health/sleep-as-power-and-privilege


MENTIONED IN PASSING

“Take a nap?! This is not activism.”
Instagram account — The Nap Ministry
https://instagram.com/thenapministry?igshid=15e8uqsxevn49

“Prison is slavery.”
Album — The Prison Industrial Complex, Angela Davis
https://open.spotify.com/album/4CAWyoeSPevGr4NyTD9U3U?si=N54aLbsVRA6w1vHyjfyDiw

“A federal Reparations bill, not a state one.”
Petition — Demand the Ceiling for Black Reparations
https://change.org/demandtheceiling


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Nomads at the Intersections is hosted by Noami Grevemberg with co-host Anaïs Monique.
A Ravel Media production. 
Creative Direction by Busted Slate Media
Audio assist by Dustin Grevemberg

Music by Smart Monkey Music
Podcast cover artwork designed by Karen Ceballos.

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