Kit talks to 'Geog Mum' Catherine Owen (she/her) over a cup of English Tea Shop White Tea with Blueberry & Elderflower, chatting about protecting her village from flooding, Uganda, RuPaul's Drag Race and hip-hop, amongst other things!
Catherine is a Geography high school teacher and head of department who resides in Somerset, UK. Mum to Jack and Megan, and loves spending time with the family - hence her Twitter handle. Catherine chairs the Geographical Association's (GA) International Special Interest Group and has been lucky enough to write and present for the GA on many occasions. She also writes/presents for a range of other organisations including Oxford University Press, Hodder and Tutor2U. Being part of the geography community is very important to Catherine - she loves how they collaborate on projects, share ideas and support each other.
Some links to things mentioned in the chat:
- African Empires with Reroot.ED (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3TFqNAxlaU)
- Reroot.Ed on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Reroot_ED)
- 'Why Go Beyond The Single Story?' educational resource via Geography Education Online (https://geographyeducationonline.org/gcse/human-geography/why-go-beyond-the-single-story)
Expand your Geography community by connecting with Catherine via Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeogMum
Chat recorded on 21st March 2021.
==About Coffee & Geography==
The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know.
If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink!
Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod.
The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.
Title music: 'Spark of Inspiration' by Shane Ivers (www.silvermansound.com/)