Episode 02 - Jo Dee - The rainbow ride

Intro

A freezing but sunny day in Beijing... as I visit a small and colorful kindergarten to have a chat with Jo Dee (Wechat username) - a great educator with lots of positive energy to share. We discuss about her worldview, travel adventures, lgbt community projects and small things in between. 

Story

I first met Jo during a joint event between a group of Beijing artists and few hackers visiting China, back in October 2015. Jo and her friends were building "The Rainbow Ride" - a fun and colorful festival tricycle for sharing personal stories. Later in December we met again at Tsinghua University for a soldering workshop, organized by Mitch Altman and it was a lot of fun. After that event a common friend of ours gave a suggestion to interview Jo and share her story. I said yes immediately and you get to enjoy the conversation now ;).

Notes

Curious facts:

  1. Traveled by bicycle from Mexico to Panama, during 3 months;
  2. Speaks English, Mandarin, Spanish and a bit of Thai;
  3. Active contributor to LGBT and feminist projects in China;
  4. Spontaneous decision making;
  5. Wants to rebrand the Pekin Duck into a symbolic rainbow duck that people can wear on T-Shirts :)

People mentioned:

  1. Sara Ahmed - Feminist Killjoy;
  2. Grace Lee Boggs.

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Credits:

Ephedra - by "My Sleeping Karma"