I am a gigantic John Sakars fan, and am proud to call him a friend and collaborator. He’s always fun to talk to, and here we chat about his process, his remarkable creative output, and the secret to his seemingly limitless positivity. Continue reading →
I sometimes feel a bit insecure talking with visual artists. I know so little about that world, so I fear I won’t have the knowledge or even basic vocabulary to carry on a worthwhile conversation. Enter painter Jane O’Hara, whose charming approachability is matched only by her fascinating path as an artist who makes works about animals. She was an absolute treasure on this week’s podcast. Continue reading →
Carrie Hawks is a filmmaker whose film, black enuf* explores their journey as “a queer oddball seeking approval from black peers despite a serious lack of hip-hop credentials.” This animated documentary playfully explores race and self-acceptance through Carrie’s experience, and interviews with their family and friends.
Jeffrey Marsh is a author, speaker, and non-binary activist who uses the Internet as their medium with tremendous success. Jeffrey was a huge success on (sadly, now defunct) Vine, but their social media success extends well beyond that with over 350 million views of their positive and inclusive message. Jeffrey’s best-selling book, How To Be You, made them the first non-binary author with a “Big 5” publisher, Penguin Random House.
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Just about 48 hours after I met Macken on Twitter (yes! it’s still a thing) we were Skyping our way through this great interview for the podcast. Macken is the host of the brand new Species podcast, which teaches you everything you’d ever want to know about a given animal. A committed vegan, Macken combines his love of podcasting with his passion for vegan advocacy to make this incredibly listenable and educational podcast. Continue reading →
I had the privilege of meeting photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur last fall at The Compassion Arts and Culture & Animals Foundation Festival. Jo-Anne is the creator of We Animals, a project which documents, through photography, animals in the human environment. She has won numerous awards, is widely published, and is the subject of the documentary film, The Ghosts in Our Machine. Continue reading →