451: Alexandra Paul, part 1: A Genuine Celebrity Role Model
I saw a TEDx talk on population where the speaker spoke thoughtfully and persuasively on overpopulation. I consider the topic among the most important on the environment, yet nearly no one talks about it, so I had to find out who she was and invite her to the podcast.
She turned out to be a huge celebrity. Most people who talk about population are academics, at least in my experience. They know the facts but tend to present them abstractly. Who was this Alexandra Paul?
You could see from her bio that she’s acted in movies and television. She cohosts the Switch4Good podcast on veganism with an Olympic athlete. She’s also finished Iron Man triathlons and been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience. She’s genuine, authentic, and mission-driven. Where others lecture or tell others what to do, she smiles and does it herself.
If I hadn’t met her, I wouldn’t have believed she existed. She does and here’s the conversation with her.