209 Being Intentional as a Form of Resistance

We answer a listener question from our fave, Mohera, and then talk about being intentional with our time as a form of resistance.

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In This Episode

News

Joke
What do you call a snake with no clothes? Thanks, Brianna!

Advice Question
From Mohera, she/her pronouns:

I attend a small university in the South.  I really love my school because it’s in my hometown where I grew up and both my parents have taught there since before I was born.  I work very hard to be a good student.  I’m a chemical engineering/math double major (#womeninstem) and I’m really involved on and off campus.  As you can probably imagine, our school is very white, to say the least, and it’s not super diverse at all.  Knowing all this, I’ve worked really hard to represent my university and I’m so blessed and thankful for all the opportunities that I’ve gotten.  However, a good friend of mine indirectly said to me in a fairly recent conversation that I was basically getting all of these opportunities because I’m Indian and my parents’ reputation had a lot to do with it (I born here in the US, but my parents are immigrants from India).  That really bothered me.  I’d hate to think that I’ve been selected for all of these things just because of my ethnicity, but I’ve worked very hard to create a good reputation for myself aside from my parents.  Even though I’m a minority woman, I’m very aware of my privilege, which is why I try and give back.  I’m definitely not perfect, but I’m trying to do better.  I just wanted to know what you all think about this.  Am I really just a token child?

Main Topic
Callie has been putting a lot of thought into how she spends her time since getting a job where she works from home full-time. We talk about being intentional with our time, and how this can be a form of resistance in an age where everything around us is designed to make us seek numbness, to be addictive, to be distracting, to cause us to lose track of time in ways that we don’t intend.

One comment

  • I’m a new listener and I really am enjoying your podcast. Just a thought, maybe less laughing. It’s very distracting. It’s nice and lighthearted occasionally but when it’s the whole episode it takes away from the purpose.

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