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I've just created a donations page for my website Poetic-Justice. Donations go to supporting my independent journalism, and 10% of all contributions will go directly to The Somaly Mam Foundation to support sex trafficking survivors in South East Asia.

Direct Link for donations page: http://www.poetic-justice.ca/donations

The work I do at Poetic Justice is done as a free offering for the public. Even small donations are appreciated as they help me to keep my independent voice and fire my work farther out into the world. And even $3 can give a hot meal to a young child in Cambodia, Thailand, or Laos who is recovering from sexual slavery.

You can listen to a dialogue I did with the Somaly Mam Foundation on my Poetic Justice Dialogue Series.

Thanks for your ongoing support!
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Vanessa
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This past week, fellow writer and Egyptian activist, Miri Gabriel, interviewed me as part of her new series on the
Transformative Language Arts Network (TLA).

Direct link to dialogue here: http://www.tlanetwork.org/2014/01/tla-talks-3-vanessa-fisher/

In this interview, Miri asks me about my life and work as a Global Nomad and Rogue Artist/Writer/Activist. We dive into a rich discussion, ranging in topics as diverse as:

The complex intersection of madness, mysticism, and Liminal/Nomadic Identity; the threads of connection between culture, identity, spirituality, politics, aesthetics and eroticism; and the written word as unique artistic transformative medium.

We also explore some of my new ideas and passion for re-defining "critique" and the "conflict of difference" as a form of liberational practice anchored in love and vision. This includes a discussion of the unique potential and the unique shadow of the voice of the critic and conflict, on both an individual and cultural level. Our interview ends with both of us reading a piece of our own poetry, prompted by the muse of Anais Nin.

This was a really in-depth and fun interview for me to do. I hope you enjoy it!
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I've finally just uploaded my Poetic Justice Dialogue Series to iTunes! What that means is that by following the link below, you can click "subscribe" and then you will be automatically notified whenever I upload a new interview!

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/vanessa-fishers-podcast/id768163728?mt=2

I'm still working on getting a logo image up, but you can sign up now to get a heads up whenever I do a new dialogue.

Much love,
Vanessa
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Fascinating moment. Exactly a year ago, I interviewed Marianne Williamson on my dialogue series about her vision for getting more women into the political process. This week, Marianne announced that she herself will now be running for Congress--pretty big and ballsy step!

I'm going to see if I can get her back on my series for a follow up interview (if she isn't swamped that is), as it would be fascinating to talk with her about this new step and to ask some interesting questions, particularly in the context of some other political heavy weights I'll be interviewing in the coming months who offer a diverse set of views... Will keep ya'll updated.

For those interested in the interview I had with Marianne a year ago, see below.
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My interview with Dr. David Martin, the leader in global innovation finance, trade, and intangible asset finance, is now up. This was a really fascinating interview for me to do, and I learned a lot. David is a rare kind of genius who is revolutionizing how we understand economics, business, currency, and value exchange around the globe for the 21st century.

In this interview, David and I explore the history of innovation as a a core impulse in human cultures, and look at how this impulse has been utilized, distributed and abused. David also shares a series of interesting and obscure facts about different historical technological innovations. We explore a couple of David's amazing projects, including "The Global Innovation Commons", where he is making thousands of patents that have been held back from the global commons by corporations and private interests, available for creative use by people all over the world.

This is really worth a listen. I guarantee you'll learn something :)

http://www.poetic-justice.ca/economic-alchemy
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sorry I didn't! That would have been a good one to ask.
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Alright, my long awaited interview with scholar and online rabble-rouser Sarah Kendzior, speaking on the crisis facing Higher Education, is finally uploaded!

Direct link to interview here: http://www.poetic-justice.ca/surviving-the--post-employment--economy

Sarah is an independent columnist for Al Jazeera English and her unique incisive critiques on the current state of Higher Education, the rise of unpaid labor, and the student loan debt crisis, have caused many of her articles and twitter posts to go viral over the last 4 years.

In this interview, Sarah and I discuss the the rise of what she terms the "prestige economy," which refers to the rise in exploitation of unpaid labor in fields as diverse as arts and entertainment, to policy and law, to academia. We discuss the complex implications of the prestige economy on the Millennial generation who are now entering the workforce at a uniquely challenging time in history.

We then dive deep into a discussion about the state of Higher Education in America today (although American academia is highlighted, the insights offered have many cross-over applications to other countries around the world, including my home country Canada). We explore the reasons behind the startling upward spikes in university tuition fees over the last few decades, and discuss the unsustainable debt load being taken on by Millennials-- a debt crisis some have compared to the mortgage lending bubble crisis of 2008.

We also discuss the rise of alternative educational outlets like the internet, MOOCS, and other entrepreneurial endeavors attempting to rival Universities in giving access to education and career choices. We assess these alternatives in their usefulness for preparing young people for jobs of the future.

This talk offers some important insights to consider for anyone considering going to University or attempting to build a career in the current economy. If you, or your children, are navigating any of these questions, I highly recommend listening to this dialogue.

As a sidenote, I hope this to be the first in a series of dialogues that take a critical look into the issues facing education and career choices for my generation, and also dialogues that offer insights into potential alternatives and practical tools for navigating our current economy... stay tuned...

http://www.poetic-justice.ca/surviving-the--post-employment--economy
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My latest provocative article was just published on Elephant Journal!

The article is a significant piece of mine, weaving through personal narrative and history to illuminate some of the often unseen connections between modern spirituality and neoliberal politics (written in accessible language).

Would love any feedback on the piece, as I'm sure it will stir up quite a bit.

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Vanessa
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Shared, awesome, and precisely why my boddhisattva oath led me to the Tor Project and not on the lecture circuit.
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My dialogue with best-selling author, world traveler, and global strategist, Parag Khanna, is now up!

Parag is a unique and refreshing voice in the arena of international relations and geo-politics, He was named by Esquire as one of the most influential people of the 21st century, and has become an independent voice on the future of global trends

In this interview, Parag offers a unique view on our current global context, where multiple powers are interacting and seeking dominance in a new global playing field. Parag and I dig into his ideas on the future of nation-states, the role and power of non-state actors, the emerging field of postmodern international diplomacy, and the possibility of global governance.

We discuss globalization in context, and at the end of the interview I ask Parag a question that has been deep on my own mind: is the world really getting more peaceful and less violent as so many theorists have recently been arguing recently? You may be surprised by his answer.

This was a really fun dialogue for me with a fellow global nomad! Hope you enjoy.

http://www.poetic-justice.ca/charting-a-course-for-the-next-renaissance
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+jean russell Ha, this was the guy I couldn't find the name of in my mind a while ago! I really liked his book!
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My dialogue with comedian, actress and improve performance artist, Holly Mandel, is now up.

In this dialogue, we discuss Holly's journey through improv as a guiding art and practice in her life. We explore Holly's project " Good Girls Aren't Funny", which is based on presentations and improv classes that she has designed specifically to support women in shaking loose their conventional "good girl" role so as to unlock latent potentials for women's leadership through the practice of spontenaity, art, and laugh-out-loud comedy.


“Improv taught me that there was a very different relationship I could have to life. One that is more fearless, more trusting, more at ease and full of more possibilities. Where working together with others is more rewarding that going it alone and being “the one”. And where not already knowing isn’t as scary as it is exciting.”
~Holly Mandel
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This past weekend, I engaged a fascinating dialogue with writer, historian, and gay activist Gilles Herrada on the force of ideas behind his newly published book, "The Missing Myth: A New Vision of Same-Sex Love."

Gilles and I engaged a multi-faceted conversation exploring the unique history of same-sex love. We look at everything from the little known reproductive importance of homosexual behavior in animals and primates, to exploring the widespread ritualized homosexual behavior in tribal-traditional cultures, to investigating the disappearance of representation for homosexuality with the turning of the Axial Age. Finally, we touch on Gilles ideas surrounding the emergence of a radically new kind of homosexuality in the modern era...

Whether you are gay, straight, bisexual, queer, or somewhere in-between, this dialogue should provoke some valuable food for thought!

http://www.poetic-justice.ca/a-new-vision-of-same-sex-love
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