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Ida In the Middle: Book Review + Queerness & Solving the Climate Crisis

This episode starts off with a review of IDA IN THE MIDDLE by Nora Lester Murad. This book follows Ida, a Palestinian-American girl, as she eats a magic olive that takes her to the life she might have had in her parents’ village near Jerusalem.

In the second segment, Niba sits down with Liz Weinberg. Liz is a science communicator, storyteller, and community builder based in Tovaangar, also known as Los Angeles. 

She is the author of UNSETTLING: SURVIVING EXTINCTION TOGETHER*, which reimagines an environmentalism that is queer, anti-racist, feminist, and woven into every aspect of our lives.

*The book includes mentions of: harm to animals, self-harm, homophobia and transphobia, racism, sexism, and stats on mental health and self-harm in queercommunities. Some of these are explicit descriptions and others are general mentions.

Books & Resources Mentioned: 

Unsettling by Elizabeth Weinbergh

José Esteban Muñoz – queer theorist mentioned during episode

Ida in the Middle by Nora Lester Murad 

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This episode was edited by Niba and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.
Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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