Podcast: Born to Help Others, Episode 11, Host, Gabrielena Alcala

Interview with Becky Thompson, PhD, is a scholar, human rights and antiracism activist, cross-cultural trainer, writer, poet and senior-level yoga teacher (RYT-500). She has lectured on race, gender and class issues around the world. Beginning in 2015, Becky has served as a human rights advocate on the front lines of the refugee crisis in Greece, where she has assisted people seeking asylum, documented human rights violations, and taught writing workshops for refugees. Becky has contributed thought-leadership, scholarship and consultation to various groups interested in organizational transformation, yoga principles, contemplative practices, trauma, healing and social justice. She has led cross-cultural training courses that focus upon yoga, poetry, and feminist writing for global audiences.

New poetry book, Speaking in Salt, submitted for consideration for the Pulitzer Prize, winner of the Ex Ophidia Poetry Prize and finalist for the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize.