On this episode, we explore self-care and its role in maintaining mental health. We take a look at various definitions of self-care and then we hear from Caitlin Hart, a student at the University of Alberta who is using art and performance as a way to celebrate neurodiversity in her community. Finally, we end the show with some anonymous streeter interviews.
On this episode, we explore stories of girlhood and empowerment. First we hear from Dr. Shenila Khoja-Moolji, a post doctoral student from the University of Pennsylvania, who talks to us about understanding the global North/South divide and how the figure of the girl is used as a site of social reform around the world. Then we speak with Edmonton musician and arts educator Amy van Keeken about the All In Music Project, which brought together professional musicians and a group of emerging musicians with disabilities to record an album.
On this episode, we explore stories of health and fitness. First, we hear from Amy MacKinnon, the executive director of Edmonton’s Paralympic Sports Association, about her unique fitness programming like Women On Wheels & W.H.A.L.E. Night. Then we hear from Monica Kodie, a kettlebell instructor and one of the first women to compete internationally in Canada’s women’s bobsled team, who now does Bowen and Craniosacral therapy.
Here is our interview with spoken-word artist and arts educator Brandon Wint. Brandon explains how poetry can be used as a medium for personal and social healing, and as a tool of empowerment for marginalized voices in society. Finally, Brandon explains why the role of the poet often overlaps with that of the activist.
Brandon also performs two of his poems: “Home” & “Before You Ask”
- Ms. Magazine is counting down their list of the top 100 feminist non-fiction books. If you’re looking for something to read, start at 100-91 and follow the links on their site to move down the list.
- A disability back to school guide is posted over at Shameless for those looking for some guidance on how to do post-secondary with a disability.
- A letter to college men on how to get laid without being a jerk/rapist/etc. Might be a helpful read for someone in your life!