Social Impact Authors: How & Why Author Kay Rubacek Is Helping To Change Our World

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Getting people to put their money where their mouth is, is incredibly difficult. (So many people talk about action, but rarely do. Often, it’s the people who have nothing to lose who speak the loudest)

As part of my series about “authors who are making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kay Rubacek.

Kay Rubacek is an Australian-immigrant who moved to America 12 years ago with her husband and family. She’s a third-generation fighter of communism and human rights! Almost 20 years ago, she protested in China against human rights violations and spent 3 days in a Chinese communist prison before being deported back to Australia. Since then, she has been dedicated to fighting and exposing communism across America. She is a celebrated author; award winning filmmaker talk show host.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive into the main focus of our interview, our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your childhood backstory?

I was born and raised in Australia. My family emigrated from Russia to China, then to Australia fleeing the rise of communism; so, you could say I’m a third-generation fighter of communism.

When you were younger, was there a book that you read that inspired you to take action or changed your life? Can you share a story about that?

The Celestine Prophecy, it showed me another way looking at a journey and what life is really about.

It has been said that our mistakes can be our greatest teachers. Can you share a story about the funniest mistake you made when you were first starting? Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

Not really, a mistake, but unfortunate or unexpected. A definite learning experience was when I was protesting for human rights violations in China and was arrested within seconds.

Can you describe how you aim to make a significant social impact with your book?

In my book, “Who are Chinas Walking Dead? -To use storytelling that are otherwise hard to explain about situations that may be difficult to hear.

Can you share with us the most interesting story that you shared in your book?

The Little Brown birds one, the Sparrow side; people seem to remember that one the most, as how China sop easily kills animals comparably to how easily they target and kill their citizens.

What was the “aha moment” or series of events that made you decide to bring your message to the greater world? Can you share a story about that?

I think it was really 2020, the divisiveness in America that erupted really showcased a dark mentality that needed to be brought to light. So I thought If I can share my book about what divisiveness becomes, people can really learn from them.

Without sharing specific names, can you tell us a story about a particular individual who was impacted or helped by your cause?

I wouldn’t necessarily know of a specific individual, but more so, the American citizens who feel disenfranchised and who don’t know who to blame. The Average American who has been underreported and ignored.

Are there three things the community/society/politicians can do to help you address the root of the problem you are trying to solve?

I think the top three things the community/society and most importantly politicians need is transparency, accountability, and honesty. For some reason, our government does a lot of work with the Chinese Communist Party and it is hurting the poor citizens of China who are being taken advantage of and even killed.

How do you define “Leadership”? Can you explain what you mean or give an example?

Through action!! True leaders lead through action! I personally like the old Chinese sage, Lao Tzu, who led by this example, he said in order to rule, you have to serve.

What are your “5 things I wish someone told me when I first started” and why? Please share a story or example for each.

1: Get all the facts before judgement. (It seems we live in a headline society and people need to see both sides.)

2: Things will take a long time, but the truth will come out eventually. (Truth always has a way of finding light!)

3: Expect the unexpected!! (Life is difficult and messy, but it is a journey we must take!)

4: People don’t want to see the truth. (People want the facts they choose, and we tend to enjoy building up our walls)

5: Getting people to put their money where their mouth is, is incredibly difficult. (So many people talk about action, but rarely do. Often, it’s the people who have nothing to lose who speak the loudest)

Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?

I would go back to my previous statement about the old Chinese sage, Lao Tzu, to serve is to rule. We desperately need to return to a servant-leadership mentality in this country.

Is there a person in the world, or in the US with whom you would like to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she might just see this, especially if we tag them. 🙂

Elon Musk has always been at the top of my list! I’ve always been interested in speaking with people who don’t fit into the expected political structures or expected political loyalties. He has tremendous influence for having no loyalty to any specific party or people. He’s shaking things up!

How can our readers further follow your work online?

This was very meaningful, thank you so much. We wish you only continued success on your great work.

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