S05 Episode 211 | DIANDRA MARIZET, INTERSECTIONAL ENVIRONMENTALIST + THE IMPORTANCE OF PERSPECTIVE EVOLUTION
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In episode 211, Kestrel welcomes Diandra Marizet, who spearheads Business Development + Operations at Intersectional Environmentalist. A conscious curator, brand strategist + writer, Diandra is dedicated to elevating intersectional sustainability through the lens of fashion, social impact + culture.“We need everybody pursuing intersectionality, environmentalism, sustainability — like, whatever you’re latching onto in terms of progress, latch onto it, but do it in a healthy way that’s manageable in the longterm.” -Diandra Marizet, Business Development + Operations at Intersectional Environmentalist
On this week’s show, Diandra shares more on her journey into the environmental movement, and how she went from growing up as a tomboy to working in apparel buying at Kate Spade, and eventually getting into social impact funding.
She also shares more of her thoughts on what the fashion industry needs to be focusing on right now to avoid putting another bandaid on an issue — and to instead, look at the root of the issues and address the systemic problems that are influencing the industry.
The below thoughts, ideas + organizations were brought up in this chat:
Leah Thomas’ post on Instagram, that ended up leading to the launch of Intersectional Environmentalist
Kimberlé Crenshaw’s podcast Intersectionality Matters
On Purpose, a social enterprise initiative by Kate Spade
“We are not bound to our current perspectives but to the evolution of them. Don’t sweat.” -Didi
Thanks to this week's sponsor ECO-STYLIST — a marketplace for sustainable men’s clothes, Eco-Stylist helps you dress like you give a damn and allows you to look sharp without compromising your values. Check out more at https://www.eco-stylist.com/conscious/