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Coffee & Geography S01E27 Ro Procter (UK)

Coffee & Geography S01E27 Ro Procter (UK)

Update: 2021-12-04
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Kit talks to Ro Procter, chatting about Geography as a STEMM subject, how geography can help in discovering gender and sexual identity and what it is to be non-binary, autism as a ‘superpower’, the history behind the story of Brer Rabbit amongst other things!

Ro is an autistic, non-binary and pansexual environmental scientist. They like to be as loud as they can be about their diversities because it helps other people feel welcome in these sciences. “It helps to break down the idea of a geographer as a bonkers old man with maps and binoculars.” Ro works with two organisations in Norwich to break down these monochromatic barriers to improve accessibility to science. Ro used their degree to understand how theme parks are made up, and what makes them so successful.

Some links to things mentioned in the chat:

- Fifty Shades of Gender Podcast chat about being LGBTQ+ at university (https://www.fiftyshadesofgender.com/higher-education/)
- Norwich Science Festival (https://norwichsciencefestival.co.uk/)
- Youth STEMM Award (https://ysawards.co.uk/)
- History of gendered clothing (https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/when-did-girls-start-wearing-pink-1370097/)
- NHS “What Is Autism?” (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/autism/what-is-autism/)
- Disney’s Expedition Everest (https://www.disneyworld.co.uk/attractions/animal-kingdom/expedition-everest/)
- The history behind the story of Brer Rabbit (https://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/freedom/1865-1917/essays/trickster.htm)
- Levine, Lawrence (1977). Black Culture and Black Consciousness: Afro-American Folk Thought from Slavery to Freedom. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-502088-5

Expand your Geography community by connecting with Ro via Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/procter_ro).

The chat was recorded on 8th September 2021.

==About Coffee & Geography==

The aim of ‘Coffee & Geography’ is to get to know, explore and celebrate the diverse & intersectional range of people and their love for the world. We’ll have fun exploring all the myriad of ways that connects your life to geography. Wait – you don’t think you’re a ‘geographer’? Well, that’s ok! If you have a love and passion for the world then you probably are more than you know.

If you're interested in being a guest or want to find out more, then visit https://geogramblings.com/coffee-geography-podcast/. There you will also find an interactive map to explore the locations of guests and the brews that they drink!

Follow us on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/CoffeeGeogPod.

The Coffee & Geography Podcast is a 'Geogramblings' production, hosted and produced by Kit Rackley (they/them). The podcast is supported by generous donations via https://ko-fi.com/kitrackley, and takes advice from an advisory board of volunteers.

Music: 'Spark of Inspiration' by Shane Ivers (https://www.silvermansound.com)
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Coffee & Geography S01E27 Ro Procter (UK)

Coffee & Geography S01E27 Ro Procter (UK)

Kit Rackley (Geogramblings)