Dolly Parton's America
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At the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, we drop in on a history class called “Dolly Parton’s America.” (We borrowed the name for our series!) Taught by Dr. Lynn Sacco, the class is filled with college students who grew up in rural Appalachia, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college.  Dr Sacco gives the class an assignment: Write an essay that answers the question “What is Dolly Parton’s America?” Lurking just behind that question are thornier ones about Southern shame and identity and hillbillies and football and...well, Dolly.  Is Dolly helping or hurting us? The class splits down the middle.   

Editor’s Note:  We made two corrections to this podcast, originally released on December 3.  In referring to the location of the Battle of Blair Mountain, we changed “Southwestern Virginia” to “West Virginia.” And on the origin of the term redneck, we inserted narration that makes clear that the etymology of the term goes back farther than the Battle of Blair Mountain.  

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S3, Ep14: Vegan & Climate Youth Activism with Genesis Butler
This season of The ChickPeeps is brought to you by our friends at Vivo Life! Use our code 'chickpeeps10' to get 10% off your order at vivolife.com. This week on The ChickPeeps we interview the extraordinary Genesis Butler. Having chosen to go vegan at the age of 6, 13 year old Genesis has already reached thousands of people all over the world with her message of compassion for all beings. In this episode she talks to Momo and Evy about founding her own non-profit organisation, ‘Genesis for Animals’, travelling all over the world for the Million Dollar Vegan promoting a vegan lifestyle by lobbying the Pope to go vegan (!), being a Marvel Superhero and the creative ways she’s concocted to continue to engage youth in vegan and climate activism throughout lockdown. While you’re listening, please take a moment to check out the link to our sponsor. Not only are Vivo Life a great, vegan company, but their support also allows us to continue to produce The ChickPeeps for you! We love them and their products and we think you will too. Also in this episode… * Genesis discusses the impact of her veganism on her family. * She talks about the importance of lobbying for legislative changes to protect animals and explains why it is her favourite kind of activism. * Genesis describes how she felt when she found out she was going to be featured in Disney’s new TV show, The Marvel Hero Project, as an animal saving superhero! * Genesis tells Evy and Momo about her personal practices to avoid activist burnout and how she maintains her mental health. * Genesis recalls being bullied at school for her veganism and shares how she maintains a compassionate outlook towards online trolls. * Genesis rounds off the interview with her perspective on the future of the animal rights movement. Considering that she will surely be one of the voices that shapes the future of the movement, her insight and optimism is something you should definitely pay close attention to! Links: Follow Genesis on Twitter and Instagram. Youth Climate Save Instagram. Genesis’s non-profit organisation Genesis for Animals. More information on Genesis’ episode of the Marvel Hero Project. Watch episode 16 on Disney+ for Genesis’ superhero story! Vegan Interior Design website - recommended by ChickPeep listener, Gel. Get In Touch: Bonus Content: ChickPeeps Patreon Instagram: @ChickPeepsPod Facebook: @ChickPeepsPodcast
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