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Bridging Worlds: Unveiling the Intercontinental Cross-Pollination"

Subtitle: "Navigating Cultural Borders and Challenging Dominant Narratives in Sustainability Movements"

By Rastogi Published 4 months ago 1 min read
Bridging Worlds: Unveiling the Intercontinental Cross-Pollination"
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Unpacking the journey of Ridhi D’Cruz as she navigates the complexities of cultural exchange and decolonization, this dialogue delves into the nuances of her experience as an intercontinental cross-pollinator. From her roots in India to her immersion in American culture, D’Cruz sheds light on the pervasive influence of Western aspirations in the global South and the importance of giving parity to diverse perspectives.

As she reflects on her encounters within sustainability conferences and academic circles, D’Cruz confronts the implicit biases and inequalities that often overshadow contributions from non-Western regions. Fueled by a passion for social justice and equity, she challenges the white-centric, middle-class narrative that dominates the sustainability movement, advocating for the amplification of voices and knowledge from marginalized communities.

Through her lens as an anthropologist, D’Cruz exposes the geopolitical forces at play and the uneven distribution of power within the movement. She acknowledges the inherent tensions between Indigenous and non-Indigenous approaches to permaculture, emphasizing the need for reconciliation and mutual understanding.

Despite the entrenched systems of oppression, D’Cruz remains hopeful for transformation, emphasizing the importance of accountability, feedback, and collective growth. Her journey serves as a testament to the power of dialogue, empathy, and solidarity in dismantling barriers and building a more inclusive and equitable future for all.


About the Creator


Studied at graduation from lucknow univercity

Went to Rani Laxmi Bai Memorial School

From Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh


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  • Puja Hembrm 4 months ago

    Fantastic writing

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