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Irresistible (fka Healing Justice Podcast)

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Formerly known as Healing Justice Podcast, Irresistible is a virtual practice space at the intersection of collective healing & social change. We share a conversations with powerful social justice leaders, and accompanying audio practices to help resource you in your leadership and vision. We are mo… read more


38 Practice: Claiming Our Ideology, inspired by Phillip Agnew

This is a practice offered by host Kate Werning based on our conversation with Phillip Agnew in the prior episode. It leads us through reflecting on the Dream Defenders' Freedom Papers and how we can contemplate and communicate our own ideology as we work for liberation. 

Read along with the Dream Defender Freedom Papers here:

Thank you to Aja Monet, Arsimmer McCoy, Yaheli, & Adejare for your reading of the poem “This is the Year” by Phillip Agnew.

Learn more and join in with the Dream Defenders here:

Find out more about Phillip Agnew & Aja Monet's Smoke Signals Studio in Miami – a community based radical artistic space - here:



In the previous podcast episode, Phillip Agnew, former Executive Director of the Dream Defenders and leader in the Movement for Black Lives, joined us to talk about his recent leadership transition and what it's like to evolve in public. Listen to hear us discuss movement celebrity culture, the limitations of highly visible leadership, what it means to have a clear leftist ideology, what he would have done differently in his own transition, collective responsibility for mental health, and his own name change to Umi Selah and then back to Phillip.


Study with us in Book Club! 📚

One way we are committing ourselves to study in community is through our brand new Book Club: a gathering place for our listener community to learn, explore, and practice together.

Our first selection is Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good. Get your copy now from our partners at AK Press with code PODCAST for 15% off!

Join Book Club at any reward level $10 & up on our Patreon at to get members-only access to a 30% off discount code at AK Press, a discussion guide for hosting your own gathering around this book, and be invited to a virtual hangout with adrienne, Amita, and Monique Tula this summer to talk further about Pleasure Activism.

And check out our Community level, Reciprocity level for practitioners, Redistribution level where we share 15% of money raised with less visible less resourced frontline healing justice groups, and our Donor Circle level on Patreon too. Every membership tier above $10 includes Book Club. See you there! xo




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Talk with us on social media: Instagram @healingjusticeHealing Justice Podcast on Facebook, & @hjpodcast on Twitter 



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Thank you to Zach Meyer at the COALROOM for mixing and mastering this episode.

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