43 “Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture” with Nora Samaran and Serena Lukas Bhandar

This week, we’re talking to Nora Samaran and contributing writer Serena Lukas Bhandar about Nora’s new book, "Turn This World Inside Out: The Emergence of Nurturance Culture." We talk about how nurturance culture is the opposite of rape culture, its role in developing healthy relationships, different attachment styles, gender, and how to pursue accountability without shame or excluding people from community.

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About our guests

Nora Samaran is a white settler from a working class immigrant background. She was a member of the No One is Illegal-Vancouver collective from 2005-2008, and the Media Democracy Day-Vancouver collective from 2008-2010. Her essay ‘The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture’ went viral in February 2016 and has grown into a book, Turn This World Inside Out, out with AK Press in June 2019. She teaches at Douglas College in Coast Salish Territories, also known as Vancouver, British Columbia.

Serena Lukas Bhandar is a Punjabi/Welsh/Irish transfemme writer and workshop facilitator living as a settler on Lekwungen and WSANEC (leh-kwun-gin and wuh-san-nuch) lands. She currently splits her time between providing inclusive sexuality education to middle-schoolers, supporting survivors of sexualized violence with the Anti-Violence Project, and mentoring trans, two-spirit, and non-binary youth through the Trans Tipping Point project. She is a Virgo sun and intentionally ignores the rest of her chart, and loves to swim.

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