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The Social Change Career Podcast

Mar 7, 2024

In Episode 8 of Season 12, explore Ruby Hembrom's journey as the founder and director of adivaani, an archiving and publishing outfit of and by Adivasis (the indigenous peoples of India). Ruby is an Adivasi cultural practitioner, documentarian, writer, and publisher based in Kolkata. Her documentation initiative grew out of a need to claim Adivasi stake in historical and contemporary social, cultural, and literary spaces. Ruby holds a law degree from Calcutta University and an MSc in Inequalities and Social Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, earned during her fellowship as an Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity.

This conversation offers valuable insights on advancing impact careers at the intersection of culture, rights, and beyond.

Key Lessons:

  • Discover the power of storytelling in advocating for marginalized communities and driving change
  • Learn strategies for creating spaces for underrepresented narratives to thrive
  • Gain insights into navigating challenges and biases as a changemaker in traditional industries
  • Understand the transformative power of cross-disciplinary experiences, lifelong learning, and fellowships
  • Explore the role of advocacy and activism in advancing rights and empowering communities