Category Archives: Racism

Carrying The World’s Assumptions

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.

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(Dis)placement

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.

Expert At Your Craft

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 Edmonton, 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/

Emotional Currency

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.

Residential Schools Are A Feminist Issue

On this episode, we discuss everyday acts of Reconciliation and the impact of residential schools on gender relations in Indigenous society. We speak to Gwichya Gwich’in scholar Crystal Fraser about her research into Inuvik’s residential school system and why she thinks it is a feminist issue.