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Fifty Feminist States: Interviews with Feminist Activists and Artists Across the U.S.

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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. This podcast is intersectional and trans-inclusive. It's hosted and produced by Amelia Hruby, PhD.

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. This podcast is intersectional and trans-inclusive. It's hosted and produced by Amelia Hruby, PhD.

Location:

United States

Description:

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. This podcast is intersectional and trans-inclusive. It's hosted and produced by Amelia Hruby, PhD.

Language:

English

Contact:

9197702651


Episodes

Intersectional Environmentalism with Leah Thomas

2/24/2021
In this episode, Amelia speaks with Leah Thomas aka @greengirlleah, the cofounder of Intersectional Environmentalist. Leah shares how she became an eco-creative and why she coined the term “intersectional environmentalism.” They also chat about cannabis equity, Leah’s upcoming book, and why we should all talk more about Kimberlé Crenshaw. ALSO: Apply for the Fifty Feminist States Podcast Fellowship, a 3-month paid opportunity to learn how to podcast and then record and produce an episode of...

Duration:00:28:48

Helping Communities Heal from Lead Exposure with LaTricea Adams of Black Millennials for Flint

2/18/2021
In this episode, Amelia speaks with LaTricea Adams, CEO and cofounder of Black Millennials for Flint. LaTricea share the origin story of the organization, what she wishes more people knew about lead, and why environmental justice is a critical component of racial justice and gender justice activism. ALSO: Apply for the Fifty Feminist States Podcast Fellowship, a 3-month paid opportunity to learn how to podcast and then record and produce an episode of Fifty Feminist States. Applications are...

Duration:00:29:32

Revisiting Suffragette City with Fiona Davis, MJ Rose, and Katherine Chen

11/3/2020
In this episode, Amelia speaks with Fiona Davis, MJ Rose, and Katherine Chen, contributors to the new historical fiction collection Stories from Suffragette City. Together they celebrate the book’s pub day, discus the escapist and critical ways we can revisit the past in historical fiction, and talk about their plans for voting and Election Day. Links: Click here to order your copy of Stories from Suffragette City! Katherine’s New York Times Op-Ed This Is the Only Country My Mother Calls...

Duration:01:36:26

Coming Home to our Bodies with Mary Grace Allerdice

10/27/2020
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 website Fifty Feminist...

Duration:01:59:32

Decolonizing Yoga with Susanna Barkataki

10/20/2020
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...

Duration:02:35:33

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

10/6/2020
Order Amelia's book here. Support future episodes of Fifty Feminist States here.

Duration:00:48:55

Illustration for intersectional liberation with Kaile Akina (Utah)

6/17/2020
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 @friendlykidprint Fifty Feminist States on Instagram @fiftyfeministstates Fifty Feminist States is now on glow.fm! You can support the podcast and the...

Duration:00:35:07

Harm reduction in Las Vegas and needle exchange during COVID-19 with Chelsi of Trac-B Exchange (Nevada)

6/12/2020
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 Twitter Fifty Feminist States on Instagram @fiftyfeministstates Also: Fifty Feminist...

Duration:00:32:12

Exploring what we’re born into with Gina Giordano and Tara Brooke of Doula Trainings International and Born Into This (Texas)

5/29/2020
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...

Duration:00:41:00

Unpacking the role of the feminist artist and the healing power of portraiture with Sarah Stolar (New Mexico)

5/22/2020
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...

Duration:00:43:13

Bringing her hair and her Latina heritage to her art with Rosemary Meza-DesPlas

5/22/2020
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...

Duration:00:46:47

Ep 30 pt 1 - New Mexico

5/15/2020
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...

Duration:00:34:46

Ep 29 pt 2 - Colorado

5/8/2020
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_shapiro Fifty Feminist States on Instagram...

Duration:00:32:13

Ep 29 pt 1 - Colorado

5/1/2020
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 @awkwardangler Fifty Feminist...

Duration:00:40:16

Ep 28 pt 2 - Oregon

2/28/2020
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 Instagram Links from the episode: Walking With Ghosts: Poems by Qwo-Li Driskill Learn more about enrollment and blood quantum on the All My Relations podcast

Duration:00:39:24

Ep 28 pt 1 - Oregon

2/27/2020
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 website Links from...

Duration:00:36:22

Ep 27 - Washington

2/20/2020
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...

Duration:00:39:29

Ep 26 - California

2/13/2020
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 Facebook La...

Duration:00:22:39

[Bonus Ep] - 25 states celebration!

12/12/2019
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...

Duration:00:23:39

Ep 25 pt 2 - Kentucky

11/21/2019
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...

Duration:00:41:47