Nadya Tolokonnikova (@tolokno) is one of feminist art punk collective Pussy Riot's most visible members, and she's the author of Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism.
What We Discuss with Nadya Tolokonnikova:
The roots of Nadya's distrust of authority -- and why she became a headstrong activist against it at an age when many Americans are only beginning to discover themselves.
What Pussy Riot's protest art aims to accomplish by openly defying such authority.
What life in a Russian prison labor camp is really like and how Nadya and her bandmates survived their sentence for "hooliganism" there.
How today's young people are making contributions to their communities in ways undreamt of just a generation ago (and often pulling bigger paychecks than their parents).
The potential perils of shoplifting to survive for eight years and creating DIY music in a corrupt police state without a stunt double.
And much more...
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Russian conceptual artist, political activist and founder of the art collective Pussy Riot, Nadya Tolokonnikova talks about making political action exciting—even joyful—in the new political and social landscape. Her new book is Read & Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism .
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