Erin Brown has been working for social justice in her various communities for over 20 years. For the last 10 years she has been writing books and essays, speaking at universities and conferences, conducting workshops, providing private coaching and tarot readings, and consulting independent organizations in the areas of social justice, positionality, identity development, body politics, trauma, activism and emotional skills and boundaries.
Today we discuss the latest instalment in her Sorting Series of books, What About Love, and many ways Erin deliberately shows up in this world. We laugh, we cry, and we talk about the ways my friend is weary from, and still showing up for, her work.
Resources and References
Melinda Alexander’s Instagram (@mumumansion)
Brave and Afraid by Rachel Turner
0:50 Intro to Erin Brown!
2:30 Reading from Erin’s New Book
4:00 Erin tells the story behind the essay I shared
05:41 Erin talks about her latest book and the Sorting Series
11:01 Erin talks about her new Podcast, Out of Answers
14:03 The motivation behind creating Erin’s Affirmation deck
17:02 What is a book doula?
25:09 Deliberate Sorting – Erin’s best tool for sorting her time
30:20 Deliberate Sexy
34:10 How Erin feels about a dress code for women to be taken seriously
39:10 A cameo from Bader, Erin’s pit bull
40:10 Erin’s love language
41:10 My favourite playlist of Erin’s on Spotify (Power)
41:57 Erin’s list of favourites because I’m nosy
52:17 The best way to support someone with an online platform if yoiu can’t afford to buy
53:10 Erin’s current movement practice
01:02:00 The surprising and upsetting reason Erin has been staying away from Facebook
01:05:44 Next week on the show…