On this episode, we explore the way art can ground us with a sense of belonging. First we hear from Gwich’in artist and community advocate Nigitstil Norbert who speaks about her journey of becoming an artist, overcoming structural violence, and balancing Indigeneity and feminism in her work. Then we hear from Egyptian poet Nermeen Youssef about finding common ground between science and art, and why she began writing poetry after she moved to Canada.
On this episode, we explore some topics covered at the 2017 Parkland Conference, such as Indigenous peoples’ experiences on the University of Alberta campus and the racism they face in academic spaces, and public access to fertility services.
First we speak to University of Alberta professor Dr. Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez about Indigenous representation in academia, the inclusion of Indigenous topics and history in schools, and thinking critically about promises of Reconciliation. Then we speak with Parkland Institute Research Manager Rebecca Graff-Mcrae on the privatization of fertility services in Alberta.
On this episode, we discuss the challenges and triumphs of being a woman entrepreneur. First we speak with Andrea Beça, the host of That’s So Maven, a podcast about women business owners in Edmonoton, about what’s she’s learned from speaking to so many women entrepreneurs. Then we hear from Carrie Armstrong, the owner of Mother Earth Essentials, an Aboriginal owned business, about what put her on the path to starting her own business. And finally we hear from Muhga Eltigani, the founder and CEO of NaturAll Club, about her line of fresh fruit hair products, and creating spaces to support black women and their businesses.
For more information on Andrea Beça and That’s So Maven visit: www.andreabeca.work/
For more information on Carrie Armstrong and Mother Earth Essentials visit: motherearthessentials.ca/
For more information on Muhga Eltigani and NaturAll Club visit: naturallclub.com/
On this episode, we explore the concept of emotional labour and how it applies to everyday life and relationships. We start off with a group discussion reflecting on why emotional labour is relevant to us personally. Then we hear an interview with Ubah Mohamoud about why she began hosting healing circles for black Muslim women and the emotional toll of dealing with violent Islamophobia and racism in the media and in Canadian society.
On this episode, we speak to trainer Em Lamache about fitness for trans and non-binary folks and how they launched their brand new LGBTQ-inclusive fitness program in Edmonton. And we discuss feeling exposed and vulnerable at the gym.