Teenage Activist Dara McAnulty on the Necessity of Joy
This Week From the Emergence Magazine Podcast
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In this interview, Dara McAnulty—a teenage author, naturalist, and conservationist—speaks about his identity as an autistic person, his award-winning book, Diary of a Young Naturalist, and the great necessity of staying rooted in joy.
From the episode:
Dara McAnulty: I don’t know what the future will be, but I absolutely know that joy and the things that give us joy in this world, especially the natural world, are essential for everything.