Kathy Webb, Little Rock city board member and longtime community activist in hunger, LGBTQ, and other issues,, 6-21-23, Part 1: OTOH Episode 44
Glen & April interview Kathy Webb, Little Rock city board member and longtime community activist in hunger, LGBTQ, and other issues. In the first part of our interview, Kathy describes her early influences on her political views and activities as related to being raised as a "PK" or preacher's kid. Later, she came to identify with the feminist movement, and she also early on recognized the relative lack of opportunities for role models for gay/lesbian youth. All of these experiences, she feels, led her to grow and learn how to deal with being different from others. Later in her life when she was elected multiple times to the Arkansas legislature, she gained additional insight into how building relationships and compromise was critical to being effective. A recent influence was a book she read by author Monica Guzman (a previous guest on our podcast), who emphasizes curiosity as a way to reduce negative emotion and hostility in discussions, while building a closer relationship. She also described some work she and others have done in Arkansas recently to work toward civil discourse in the community, something she feels Braver Angels Arkansas can help promote.