On this episode, we shed our feminist light on food production and the act of eating. First we speak to Kelly Struthers Monford, a PhD student in Sociology of Food and a professor of a Food & Feminism course at the University of Alberta. Then we get some musical inspiration from musician and certified chef Kelis.
Have we truly evolved past harmful standards of beauty? On this episode, we attempt to achieve a new understanding of what it means to be beautiful. We chat with Serena Tang about what she’s learned about beauty, both as a visual artist and as an employee at Lush Cosmetics, and we ruminate on Naomi Wolf’s book “The Beauty Myth”.
On this episode, we explore Indigenous rights through art & design. We hear from Tashina Makokis, a visual artist based in Edmonton, who’s using her work to combat systemic racism in Canada, and we get a rundown of the Navajo Nation’s struggle to prevent the appropriation of their own name.
This episode features an interview with University of Alberta professor, Dr. Lianne McTavish, about body image and beauty values, about her experiences training for her first bodybuilding competition.
Check out Lianne’s blog where she writes about feminism and physique culture, and answers fitness questions: Feminist Figure Girl
- After a woman showed up at SlutWalk NYC with a racist sign, black women are being prompted to talk about ongoing racism in the feminist movement.
- Being aware of colonialism on Thanksgiving.
- Rethinking exercise as something other than a moral chore or a way to ‘fix’ one’s body or appearance.
- (Trigger warning for domestic violence.) On understanding why women whose have suffered domestic violence will go back to their abusers.