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Janaya Future Khan: “What Activism Really Means”

Janaya Future Khan on what the fight for social transformation, equality and justice for all looks like through the lens of one of the most compelling voices in activism today.
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Everybody is born into a script they didn’t write themselves, according to Janaya Future Khan. But activists like Khan seek to rewrite the narratives handed to them.

During a captivating and moving discourse at VOICES 2021, the non-binary activist, storyteller and former international ambassador for Black Lives Matter thoughtfully explained the differentiation between real activism that drives change and the crescendo of superficial proclamations that individuals and brands alike have used to fill social media in recent years.

“If we’re talking about what the work of activism really is, it’s about seeing the world as it is, not as we’re told,” they said. “Our job is to imagine change and make it true.”

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Further Reading

In the first session of BoF’s VOICES 2021 gathering, speakers including Vivienne Westwood and Janaya Future Khan addressed the climate crisis, stakeholder capitalism, what activism really means and more.




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