Episode 50. Annalisa Enrile of Goodniks

“Goodniks is a podcast series exploring the journey and meaning of doing good in the world — for people who do good or are just thinking about it.”

How do people do good in the world and why do they do it?

Goodniks shares first-hand accounts of “doing good” from the ground. Stories of doing good come from social service providers, nurses, movement organisers, police officers, and activists. The podcast responds to a “very real and tangible need” of people wanting to do good, but not knowing how to get started.

In this episode of MetaPod, we discuss some of the common threads among people changing the world in big and small ways. We learn that being open to doing things outside of your comfort zone and having mentors who champion your capacity are key.

We also spend time considering some of the challenging aspects of activism and service to humanity. Counter-intuitive strategies to persevere in the face of adversity, unhealthy motivations to do good and kindness are revealed as a few of the personal challenges that Goodniks come up against.

Annalisa Enrile also describes the power of storytelling in education and activism. She also shares a personal story about being championed by a colleague.

Show notes

About Annalisa Enrile

Annalisa Enrile of Goodniks

Annalisa Enrile is a professor of social work at University of Southern California’s School of Social Work, training a generation of change makers. She is a storyteller, anti-trafficking warrior and defender of women and girls.

Annalisa is one of the few Filipina PhDs in social work, having chosen the field as a way to bring to light important social issues in the Filipino-American community, the fastest-growing Asian immigrant population. She frequently speaks out against sex trafficking, anti-militarization and exploitative migrant labor. A voice for equity and global justice, the clinical associate professor has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipinas in the World (FWN Global 100) for her efforts to stop violence against women. She has worked with students, communities and academic partners to create social change through innovation and collaboration.

Annalisa is also presenter of the Goodniks podcast, an audio storytelling series exploring the journey and meaning of doing good in the world.