Optimistic Anthropology in Action: Good Reads & Listens from 2019 (Thus Far)

Optimistic Anthropology in Action: Good Reads & Listens from 2019 (Thus Far)

One of the things we love to do, and is a core part of our practice at Optimistic Anthropology, is connecting people to resources they might not (yet) be aware of that will help them think about and do the work of positive and equitable social change.

In that spirit, we occasionally like to share some good reads, listens, views and more on the blog on topics relevant to our work and philosophy. Here are 24 resources we’ve enjoyed in the first quarter of 2019.

My Wish for You This Week Vol. 19: Pour Yourself Out for Humanity

My Wish for You This Week Vol. 19: Pour Yourself Out for Humanity

On Mondays, I occasionally like to share a photo or video from my camera roll and a weekly wish on Instagram.  Since I know that not everyone uses Instagram, I also post them on the blog too.  Here's the latest about pouring yourself out for humanity inspired by Bernice King and a multi-faith vigil for the victims of the Christchurch terrorist attacks.

The Right People on the Bus - March 2019

The Right People on the Bus - March 2019

“The Right People on the Bus” is a monthly round up of job, consulting, and fully-funded fellowship and accelerator opportunities that folks connected to Optimistic Anthropology are recruiting for. Check out the latest opportunities that we have for this month. In 2019 we’re doing rolling submissions, so this post will be updated with new opportunities as they come in throughout February! Submit your opportunities through: http://bit.ly/OntheBus.

Five Tips on Integrating Travel & Work

Five Tips on Integrating Travel & Work

At Optimistic Anthropology, we work with our clients and collaborators almost exclusively through phone calls and video conferences. It’s of benefit to them, because it saves them a bit of money, and it’s of benefit to me, because it allows me to work from almost anywhere in the world and continue to be inspired by different cultures and communities, exposed to new ideas, and open to new possibilities.

Of late, I’ve had a few people ask me about how I manage to integrate work and travel. My colleague Amanda Gulino, Founder of A Better Monday was one of them. When I finished writing her an email with five tips, I realized it was actually something I should share more widely. In her response, she agreed (thanks for the encouragement Amanda!) and so here we are.