On this episode, we explore queer women’s health and identities. First, we hear from LGBTQ community advocate Stephanie Booth about the specific health concerns that queer women face. Then we have a casual discussion about the word “queer” itself.
On this episode, we highlight the work of two local feminists to understand why they do what they do. First we hear from German Villegas, the host of the Modern Manhood Podcast, about why he thinks it’s important for men to organize conversations about masculinity and empathy. Then we hear from Theresa Whiskeyjack, who helped organize a public rally in honour of Tina Fontaine.
Check out German’s podcast here: https://modernmanhood.org/
On this episode, we tackle the culture of unbelieving surrounding cases of sexual assault. First, wee discuss the origins of the #MeToo movement. Then we speak with Debra Tomlinson, the CEO of the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS), about improving responder education with the #IBelieveYou movement, and the importance of believing survivors of sexual assault.
On this episode, we explore feminism and mental health. First we hear from registered psychologist, Nicole Perry, who describes her therapeutic approach and incorporating feminism into her practice. Then we bring you a round-table discussion with our special guests Rania Al Sharkawi and Quin Buck about dealing with microaggressions.
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.