On this episode, we explore the life and career of Valerie Solanas, the mother of radical feminism and the woman who shot Andy Warhol in 1968. We speak to Scantily Glad Theatre about their new play “SCUM: A Manifesto,” which revolves around Solanas’ work, and how to cope with anger in the face of patriarchal oppression.
On this episode, Autumn Schnell brings us stories from women in the Edmonton music scene. First we hear from music promoter Veronica Fuentes about what it takes to build inclusive spaces for musicians and music-lovers. Then we get to know the Feminal Fluids, an Edmonton-based punk band, who talk about how they got into music and how feminism influences their songwriting.
On this episode, we explore the ethical responsibilities of being an artist and an educator. First we hear from Christine Sokaymoh Frederick about becoming the Citadel Theatre’s first Indigenous Associate artist. Then we talk to The Maggie Tree about their upcoming production of 9 Parts Of Desire. And finally we chat with Rachel Carr about a rural Albertan school’s problematic take on “Women’s Studies.”
On this week’s episode, we hear some highlights from the Skirtsafire HerArts Festival in Edmonton, including Black Girl Magic, The Mommy Monologues, and Inhospitable Women.
On this episode, in honour of International Women’s Day, we highlight the power of the female voice in the community. In a segment provided by The Well Endowed Podcast, we learn about the Edmonton Women’s International Film Festival. Then we hear from Laura Kruse, Outreach Coordinator at the Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG), about the resources it provides to community activists and how students at the University of Alberta can support its funding. Finally, we get a preview of the upcoming SkirtsaFire festival in Edmonton.