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Let 'Em Speak

Let ‘Em Speak is a podcast about the risks and rewards of real talk by real people in the real world.

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Mar 22, 2021

Annie McKay (, previously the president and CEO of Kansas Action for Children, now serves in an independent supporting role to organizations and networks seeking to center equity and inclusion in their internal operations as they pursue strengthening their commitments to racial justice. Before stepping down as KAC’s leader to pursue their purpose and passion for anti-racism, Annie was the executive director of the Kansas Center for Economic Growth and a former Rockwood Leadership Fellow, Sunflower Foundation Advocacy Fellow, University of Kansas Women of Distinction honoree, and KHSA Kansas Children’s Champion.

By listening to this conversation with Annie, you’ll learn about:

- What gender queer and gender non-binary means
- The importance of correct pronoun use
- Who should carry the burden and do the labor of explaining pronouns
- Virtue signaling and operationalizing values
- Anti-black racism and colonialism as the root of injustice and liberation for all marginalized people
- Spoiler alert: Virtual trust falls are a really bad idea

Twitter: @amckayks