Fifty Feminist States

Sinopse

Fifty Feminist States is a roadtripping, storytelling podcast visiting all fifty US states to interview feminist activists and artists about their work for gender justice.

Episódios

  • Coming Home to our Bodies with Mary Grace Allerdice

    Coming Home to our Bodies with Mary Grace Allerdice

    27/10/2020 Duração: 36min

    In this episode, Amelia speaks with Mary Grace Allerdice, a dancer, astrologer and healer living and working on unceded Muscogee (Creek) land in Georgia. They discuss what it means to be a home/body, their shared love for Patti Smith, what the planets teach us about social justice, and why we’re so alienated from each other and the earth. Tune in to this one for a big heap of healing magic.Follow:Mary Grace Allerdice on Instagram @mary.grace.allerdice + on her websiteFifty Feminist States on Instagram @fiftyfeministstatesLinks:If you’re looking for reading recs, here are the books Amelia + Mary Grace mentioned in the episode: Just Kids by Patti Smith, Underland by Robert McFarland, Untamed by Glennon Doyle, Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown, Parable of the Sower & Parable of the Talents by Octavia ButlerSupport the podcast and the stories of the feminist activists and artists we share by pledging a monthly or one-time donation on our glow.fm page at this link. 

  • Decolonizing Yoga with Susanna Barkataki

    Decolonizing Yoga with Susanna Barkataki

    20/10/2020 Duração: 48min

    Welcome to season six! Fifty Feminist States is back for a mini-season with three very special conversations about healing, white supremacy, and voting this fall.In this episode, Amelia interviews Susanna Barkataki, a speaker, teacher, author, and yoga unity activist living and working on unceded Seminole land in Florida. They discuss what it’s like to be an Indian woman practicing and teaching yoga in the U.S., the ways in which yoga succeeds and fails as a feminist practice, and the necessary steps for decolonizing yoga in the West. It’s such a powerful conversation and a beautiful sneak peek into Susanna’s upcoming book. Be sure to download a preview of that here! Follow:Susanna Barkataki on Instagram @susannabarkatakiFifty Feminist States on Instagram @fiftyfeministstatesSupport the podcast and the stories of the feminist activists and artists we share by pledging a monthly or one-time donation on our glow.fm page at this link.

  • An Update, A New Book  20,000 Downloads!

    An Update, A New Book & 20,000 Downloads!

    06/10/2020 Duração: 12min

    Order Amelia's book here.Support future episodes of Fifty Feminist States here.

  • Ep 33 - Utah

    Ep 33 - Utah

    17/06/2020 Duração: 35min

    It’s the end of season five! In this episode, Amelia speaks with illustrator Kaile Akina about her journey as an artist, her experience as a woman of color in Utah, and the role and status of feminism there. Tune in to learn more about Kaile’s work and to hear what’s next for Fifty Feminist States. Follow:Kaile Akina on Instagram @friendlykidprintFifty Feminist States on Instagram @fiftyfeministstates Fifty Feminist States is now on glow.fm! You can support the podcast and the stories of the feminist activists and artists we share by pledging a monthly or one-time donation at this link. You can also find a list of past guests seeking financial support during COVID-19 here.

  • Ep 32 - Nevada

    Ep 32 - Nevada

    12/06/2020 Duração: 32min

    What is harm reduction and how do needle exchanges help communities? In this episode, Amelia speaks with Chelsi Cheatom of Trac-B Exchange in Las Vegas, Nevada. They discuss the many programs the Exchange offers including syringe vending machines and sex worker outreach and training, as well as how harm reduction work has shifted to respond to COVID-19. Follow:Trac-B Exchange on their website and TwitterFifty Feminist States on Instagram @fiftyfeministstates Also: Fifty Feminist States is now on glow.fm! You can support the podcast and the stories of the feminist activists and artists we share by pledging a monthly or one-time donation at this link. You can also find a list of past guests seeking financial support during COVID-19 here.

  • Ep 31 - Texas

    Ep 31 - Texas

    29/05/2020 Duração: 41min

    Learn about the role of full-spectrum doulas in our reproductive lives and how doula work is transforming during COVID-19 with Gina Giordano and Tara Brooke of Doula Trainings International (DTI) and Born Into This. In their conversation with Amelia, they discuss why they founded DTI, what a doula is, how their commitments to reproductive and social justice led them to start Born Into This, how birth disparities connect to health disparities, and more. This is an amazing conversation for anyone who’s been born (that’s all of us!), and we hope you’ll tune in. Follow:Doula Trainings International on their website and InstagramBorn Into This on their website and InstagramFifty Feminist States on Instagram @fiftyfeministstates Fifty Feminist States is now on glow.fm! You can support the podcast and the stories of the feminist activists and artists we share by pledging a monthly or one-time donation at this link. You can also find a list of past guests seeking financial support during COVID-19 here.

  • Ep 30 pt 3 - New Mexico

    Ep 30 pt 3 - New Mexico

    22/05/2020 Duração: 46min

    Today we’re sharing two special episodes from two special feminist artists in New Mexico! Hear from Sarah Stolar, an interdisciplinary artist living in Santa Fe who paints monumental portraits of survivors and creates intricate film and video installations about girlhood, and Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, a visual and performance artist living in Farmington, New Mexico who brings her Latina heritage and her hair to her mixed media work and her poetry performances. Tune in to both episodes to hear them reflect on their artistic practices, their feminist practices, and what brings the two together. Follow:Sarah on her website and InstagramRosemary on her website and InstagramFifty Feminist States on Instagram @fiftyfeministstates Fifty Feminist States is now on glow.fm! You can support the podcast and the stories of the feminist activists and artists we share by pledging a monthly or one-time donation at this link. You can also find a list of past guests seeking financial support during COVID-19 here.

  • Ep 30 pt 2 - New Mexico

    Ep 30 pt 2 - New Mexico

    22/05/2020 Duração: 43min

    Today we’re sharing two special episodes from two special feminist artists in New Mexico! Hear from Sarah Stolar, an interdisciplinary artist living in Santa Fe who paints monumental portraits of survivors and creates intricate film and video installations about girlhood, and Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, a visual and performance artist living in Farmington, New Mexico who brings her Latina heritage and her hair to her mixed media work and her poetry performances. Tune in to both episodes to hear them reflect on their artistic practices, their feminist practices, and what brings the two together. Follow:Sarah on her website and InstagramRosemary on her website and InstagramFifty Feminist States on Instagram @fiftyfeministstates Fifty Feminist States is now on glow.fm! You can support the podcast and the stories of the feminist activists and artists we share by pledging a monthly or one-time donation at this link. You can also find a list of past guests seeking financial support during COVID-19 here.

  • Ep 30 pt 1 - New Mexico

    Ep 30 pt 1 - New Mexico

    15/05/2020 Duração: 34min

    Learn about the work of Santa Fe Dreamers Project as they nurture immigrant communities, fight detention centers, and support trans migrants in New Mexico. In this interview, Executive Director Allegra Love talks about how hard her team works to protect their clients from the depravity of ICE and the American immigration system, the ways COVID-19 has impacted her work, and how much we have to learn from the resilience of immigrants. Follow:Santa Fe Dreamers Project on Instagram @sfdreamersproject, their website, and their newsletterFifty Feminist States on Instagram @fiftyfeministstates Fifty Feminist States is now on glow.fm! You can support the podcast and the stories of the feminist activists and artists we share by pledging a monthly or one-time donation at this link. You can also find a list of past guests seeking financial support during COVID-19 here.

  • Ep 29 pt 2 - Colorado

    Ep 29 pt 2 - Colorado

    08/05/2020 Duração: 32min

    Learn about tattooing and the visual practice of Denver artist Amy Shapiro! In her conversation with Amelia, they discuss how Amy learned to tattoo, the status of women in the industry, her photo and music projects, and how being a parent has shifted her practice. Plus, tune in to the first ten minutes of the episode for updates about our amazing new brand and a shift in our funding practices. Follow:Amy on Instagram @amy_shapiroFifty Feminist States on Instagram @fiftyfeministstatesOur brand designer Chelsea Warne on Instagram @chelseawarnecreative Fifty Feminist States is now on glow.fm! You can support the podcast and the stories of the feminist activists and artists we share by pledging a monthly or one-time donation at this link.

  • Ep 29 pt 1 - Colorado

    Ep 29 pt 1 - Colorado

    01/05/2020 Duração: 40min

    Learn about fly fishing for equity from Brown Folks Fishing ambassador and self-taught angler Erica Nelson! In her conversation with Amelia, they discuss how Erica learned to fish, how being Native shapes her relationship to the land she fishes on, and why all feminism needs to be intersectional. Plus, tune in to the first ten minutes of the episode for updates from Amelia and a sneak preview of what’s to come in season five. Follow:Erica on Instagram @awkwardanglerFifty Feminist States on Instagram @fiftyfeministstates Fifty Feminist States is now on glow.fm! You can support the podcast and the stories of the feminist activists and artists we share by pledging a monthly or one-time donation at this link.

  • Ep 28 pt 2 - Oregon

    Ep 28 pt 2 - Oregon

    28/02/2020 Duração: 39min

    In this episode, Amelia speaks with Shilo George, a Southern Cheyenne-Arapaho woman, Queer SuperFat Activist, and founder of Łush Kumtux Tumtum Consulting. They discuss body sovereignty, Native culture, and healing historical trauma.Follow:Fifty Feminist States on Instagram (help us get to 1000 followers!)Follow Shilo on InstagramLinks from the episode:Walking With Ghosts: Poems by Qwo-Li Driskill Learn more about enrollment and blood quantum on the All My Relations podcast 

  • Ep 28 pt 1 - Oregon

    Ep 28 pt 1 - Oregon

    27/02/2020 Duração: 36min

    In this episode, Amelia speaks with Rebecca Alexander, the founder of AllGo, a review app where plus-size people rate the comfort and accessibility of public spaces. Tune in to hear her discuss why she started this company, challenges she’s faced securing funding, and the many creative endeavors her team’s launched to bring this project to life.Follow:Fifty Feminist States on Instagram (help us get to 1000 followers!)AllGo on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and their websiteLinks from the episode:Free stock photos for plus-sized peopleA Kids Book About Body ImagePlus Size ForAllGo’s blog (pitch them here!) 

  • Ep 27 - Washington

    Ep 27 - Washington

    20/02/2020 Duração: 39min

    In this episode, Amelia speaks with Mayumi Tsutakawa, a Japanese-American writer and curator from Seattle. They discuss her family’s influence on the art world, her career as a journalist and curator, and her new lecture “Washington’s Undiscovered Feminists” that tells the stories of five remarkable, but often unsung, women from Washington. Mayumi also reflects on the past and present of the feminist movement, and shares about her family’s history at Japanese internment camps through the story of her maternal grandmother.Follow:Fifty Feminist States on Instagram (help us get to 1000 followers!)Links from the episode:Listen to this feature on the Tsutakawa family’s influence on the Seattle art scene from KUOW, as well as this clip specifically interviewing Mayumi.Learn more about Mayumi's lecture “Washington’s Undiscovered Feminists.”

  • Ep 26 - California

    Ep 26 - California

    13/02/2020 Duração: 22min

    Welcome to season four, Fifty Feminist States fam! This season we’ll be visiting the West Coast, and in this episode, Amelia travels to San Francisco to visit Bini Pradhan of Bini’s Kitchen. Tune in to learn about why Bini immigrated from Nepal to the US, how her Nepalese restaurant supports the lives of womxn and immigrants across the Bay Area, and to hear more about La Cocina, the restaurant incubator that made her work possible.Follow:Bini’s Kitchen on their website and FacebookLa Cocina on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and their websiteFifty Feminist States on Instagram (help us get to 1000 followers!)Links from the episode:We Are La Cocina, the cookbook featuring the story of La Cocina and Bini’s recipe for Momos!

  • [Bonus Ep] - 25 states celebration!

    [Bonus Ep] - 25 states celebration!

    12/12/2019 Duração: 23min

    In this very special bonus episode, Amelia celebrates hitting the halfway milestone of this fifty state project! Tune in to hear the story of how it all started AND to learn what guests from the first three seasons are up to now. PLUS news about an exclusive merch sale, our new Twitter account, and the Best Feminist Life celebration coming with Feminist Hotdog in January 2020. Episode highlights:1:00 - 2:30 Hi & welcome back!2:30 - 4:00 Snail Mail Merch Sale & we’re on Twitter @FiftyFemStates!4:00 - 7:30 The story behind Fifty Feminist States!7:30 - 21:00 Updates from season one, two & three guests!21:00 - 21:30 Join the Best Feminist Life celebration in January 2020! Links from the episode (by state):NE: Updates on reproductive health and a tragic home birth incidentWY: Jessica Baker’s Ski Diva campsID: Amy Pence-Brown’s Patreon pageMT: Diane Sands legislative recordMN: PREORDER Raechel Anne Jolie (of FKJPhD podcast)’s upcoming memoir Rust Belt FemmeMN: Upcoming Touchy Subject Trivia nights with

  • Ep 25 pt 2 - Kentucky

    Ep 25 pt 2 - Kentucky

    21/11/2019 Duração: 41min

    In this second episode from Kentucky (and the final episode of season 3!), we hear from Hannah Drake, an author and activist from Louisville who writes poetry about race, gender, and social justice. She talks about how she started writing, shares her experiences in spaces not made for her, and reads one of her most-requested poems for us. She also reminds listeners of the problems with White Feminism and why social justice work isn’t just about “resisting our way back to comfort.”Follow:Hannah on Twitter, Instagram, & her website AND buy her most recent bookFifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes Links from the episode:Hannah’s blog Write Some ShitDo Not Move Off The Sidewalk Challenge: Holding Your Space in A White WorldHannah reading “Spaces” at Festival of FaithMore on the Castleman MonumentDear White Women, It’s Not You, It’s Me. I’m Breaking Up With You.   

  • Ep 25 pt 1 - Kentucky

    Ep 25 pt 1 - Kentucky

    19/11/2019 Duração: 41min

    In this first episode from Kentucky, we hear from visual artist Laurie Blayney and small business owner Hannah Jones in our very first mother-daughter interview! They discuss what they love about Louisville, the struggles the city faces, and the feminist activism happening there. And at the end, they share one thing they’ve learned about being a feminist from each other.Follow:Fifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes Links from the episode:Laurie’s art on her websiteHannah’s karaoke business1619 Flux Art + ActivismLa Casita CenterKentucky Foundation for Women 

  • Ep 24 pt 2 - Georgia

    Ep 24 pt 2 - Georgia

    14/11/2019 Duração: 30min

    In this second episode from Georgia, Amelia interviews Dr. Alix Olson about her past as a spoken word poet and her present-day position teaching Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University. They talk about how spoken word poetry and queer theory have changed since the 90s, Alix’s journey from activist to academic, and the challenging implications of the discourse of resilience.Follow:Alix on her websiteFifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes Links from the episode:Cunt Cuntry recordingLeft Lane: On the road with folk artist Alix Olson trailerWord Warriors anthologyAlix’s feminist inspirations: Judith Butler, Ani DiFranco, Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, bell hooks & Indigo GirlsSoutherners on New Ground (SONG)Black Mamas Matter 

  • Ep 24 pt 1 - Georgia

    Ep 24 pt 1 - Georgia

    12/11/2019 Duração: 26min

    In this episode, Amelia catches up with JLP Prince, the Director of Community, Civic and Global Engagement at Agnes Scott College. They talk about the strengths of women’s colleges (Amelia and JLP went to the same one for undergrad!), how to empower women to become global citizens, and even a bit about queer, feminist geek culture.Follow:JLP on Twitter and LinkedInAgnes Scott on Facebook, Twitter, and their websiteFifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes

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