Brittany and Heather talk to Addie Fisher of Old World New, who shares all about the history and significance of Kwanzaa. Addie shares how her family celebrates, as well as culturally appropriate ways to honor the holiday with your family.
Addie Fisher is a sustainable lifestyle content creator and the founding editor of Old World New, where she shares tips to live sustainably for people of all backgrounds. Her goal is to provide free access to knowledge that makes living sustainably accessible to underrepresented communities, especially communities of color – all in an entertaining manner. Addie also often shares her culture as an African American woman, whether that’s celebrating Juneteenth and Kwanzaa or sharing her family’s history, in hopes to enlighten, educate, and share the joy she finds in her heritage.
WHAT TO LISTEN FOR: Kwanzaa
- The cultural significance of Kwanzaa, and how it was started
- The seven pillars of Kwanzaa
- Books and other resources to learn about Kwanzaa with your family
- Ways Addie’s family celebrates Kwanzaa
Things we mentioned
- Addie has a great post on Old World New that goes into more depth about Kwanzaa.
- The Proud Family has a Kwanzaa episode that can be found on Disney+ or on YouTube.
- Make sure you check out the amazing series Addie has on YouTube about celebrating each day of Kwanzaa!
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