The Art of Humanity

The Art of Humanity with Jessica Ann is a weekly podcast that explores creativity and consciousness with artists, leaders, authors, and entrepreneurs. This podcast explores the deeper truths of society, with poignant insights that integrate spiritual principals into a new paradigm of content marketing. Guests include best-selling authors like James Altucher, internet pioneers like Jeff Pulver, leading marketers like Bryan Kramer and other incredible thinkers and innovators in the world today. Listen for visionary insights to evolve your business. #listenexploreevolve
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Jun 3, 2015

In Episode 8, Jessica Ann talks with Annie Q. Syed. 

Annie has been telling stories since she was eight years old. She attained her B.A. from the University of Kansas in English Literature and International Studies and her Master's in Secondary English Education from City College in New York where she was a NYC Department of Education teacher. She then went on to receive her J.D. from CUNY School of Law in New York and thereafter completed a clerk-ship for a judge. She remains an activist in projects involving human rights in the United States, Africa and Asia. She is working on finishing a novel and other short stories.

She calls New York City home although she lives a bicoastal, transcontinental life practicing yoga as often as possible.

In this episode, Jessica and Annie discuss:

  • How words help us make sense of the world 
  • What it means to be a "writer" today
  • The meaning behind the word "community" 
  • Why "being a writer" today is mutually exclusive from "being in a community"
  • The story and meaning behind her book, Collection of Auguries 
  • Why some of the biggest moments of our growth aren't shareable on social media