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.
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.
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, we explore gender equity in the workplace and the perceptions & misconceptions about women as workers. First we talk to customer experience expert and author Tema Frank about finding Canada’s best employers for women and what has changed in the last 20 years. Then we hear from Clea Glasenapp, a pre-apprentice preparing for a job in carpentry about her thoughts on how women in the trades are viewed.