On this episode, we peel away the veneer of masculinity and explore what lies underneath. We hear excerpts from a panel discussion at a screening of Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s documentary The Mask You Live In. We then hear some reactions to the film, touching on why toxic masculinity is a mental health concern and how masculinity is interpreted by gay, bisexual, queer, and trans men.
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.
On this episode, we honour Black History Month in Alberta with community advocates Bashir Mohamed and Junetta Jamerson. Then we hear from Grindstone Theatre and the Malachites about their production of Henry V which saw the role of the English king being played by a woman for the first time on a Canadian stage.