SOCIAL MEDIA: Being Curious Not Critical with Ayishat Akanbi
Happy Monday! Welcome back to another episode of Exactly. It’s episode 2 of our social media mini season and we’re joined by culture writer and stylist Ayishat Akanbi, one of the first people Floss earmarked for interviewing on her podcast. In 2018 Ayishat published a video called “The Problem with Wokeness”. In which she analyses social justice and activism online. With the world becoming a place that rejects nuance for fear of it being interpreted as political incorrectness, Ayishat encourages curiosity not criticism, empathy not anger and responsibility not accountability.
While social media can be a space for connection, communication and change, Ayishat’s incredible razor sharp mind and her analysis of online culture is vital and refreshing. Today she chats to Floss about the experiences in her life that have led her to not only holding these beliefs, but expressing them online.
Don’t berate people for what you see in yourself.
Find Ayishat on Instagram @ayishat_akanbi
Her debut book, The Awokening, is out Summer 2022
Find Floss on instagram and Tik Tok @florencegiven
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Original theme music by Black Honey. Find them on instagram - @blackhoneyuk
Instrumental bed is Black Honey’s song ‘Beaches’.
Find the transcript for this episode here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/exactly/s1e10.txt
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