Fat Crush: Valarie Kaur
If you're not familiar with Valarie Kaur, get ready to settle into a brilliant new perspective on Love. Now more than ever we look to teachings of those filled with optimism, and what can be a turning point for light in a time that feels bleak. Drawing from the wisdom of sages, scientists, activists, and her own struggles, Kaur discovers practices of revolutionary love to bring us longevity, resilience, and joy.
Valarie Kaur — renowned Sikh activist, filmmaker, civil rights lawyer, and our latest Fat Crush — has ignited the hearts of millions around the globe, making “Breathe and Push!” a mantra in movements for social change. Kaur declares that revolutionary love is the call of our times— a radical, joyful practice that extends in three directions: to others, to our opponents, and to ourselves. Revolutionary Love enjoins us to see no stranger but instead look at others and say: You are a part of me I do not yet know.
See No Stranger is a practical guide to changing the world, a synthesis of wisdom, a chronicle of personal and communal history—all joined together by a story of awakening. Revolutionary love is medicine for our times. It just might be our best chance for our collective future.
Ted Talk: 3 Lessons Of Revolutionary Love In A Time Of Rage
What's the antidote to rising nationalism, polarization and hate? In this inspiring, poetic talk, Valarie Kaur asks us to reclaim love as a revolutionary act. As she journeys from the birthing room to tragic sites of bloodshed, Kaur shows us how the choice to love can be a force for justice.
Learning Hub: Introduction to the Compas
Kaur has identified ten core practices of revolutionary love, backed by research and infused with ancestral wisdom. Revolutionary love is the choice to labor for others, our opponents, and ourselves. These practices are imagined as points on a compass. Point the compass toward whomever you want to practice loving— another, an opponent, or yourself. Decide what practice you need. You can use this compass as a tool in all arenas in your life.
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