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Fifty Feminist States is a multimedia storytelling project created from interviews with feminist activists, artists and organizers across the United States.

Fifty Feminist States is a multimedia storytelling project created from interviews with feminist activists, artists and organizers across the United States.
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United States

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Fifty Feminist States is a multimedia storytelling project created from interviews with feminist activists, artists and organizers across the United States.

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@ladyameliaa

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English

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9197702651


Episodes

Ep 24 pt 2 - Georgia

11/14/2019
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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 website Fifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes Links from the...

Duration:00:30:30

Ep 24 pt 1 - Georgia

11/12/2019
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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 LinkedIn Agnes Scott on Facebook, Twitter, and their website Fifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes

Duration:00:26:06

Ep 23 pt 2 - Alabama

11/7/2019
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In this special podcast crossover episode, we hear from Adrienne van der Valk of Feminist Hotdog about what it’s like to be a feminist in Alabama and how podcasting can be a tool for the feminist revolution. After you listen, be sure to head over to the Feminist Hotdog podcast to hear Amelia be interviewed there, too! Follow: Feminist Hotdog on Instagram, their website and iTunes Fifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes Find links from the episode in the show notes.

Duration:00:37:13

Ep 23 pt 1 - Alabama

11/5/2019
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In the first of two episodes from Alabama, Amelia speaks with Tori Wolfe-Sisson in Birmingham about BLK PEARL, a learning and leisure alliance that cultivates wellness through visibility and economic development with Black, Brown, Indigenous, Transgender & Queer Women. They spend the first half of the interview discussing Tori’s organizing work, and then have a really candid conversation about the stories people tell about Alabama and how to look beyond stereotypical narratives of the South....

Duration:00:45:21

Ep 22 - Oklahoma

10/31/2019
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In this episode, Amelia visits the 99s Museum of Women Pilots in Oklahoma City to speak with Shaylyn Sawyer, the museum manager. They discuss the global history of women in aviation, how the 99s has empowered women pilots for 90 years (!!), and why the field is still so male-dominated. Follow: The 99s Museum of Women Pilots on their website and Facebook The 99s organization on their website and Facebook Fifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes Links from the episode: Statistics...

Duration:00:21:18

Ep 21 - Mississippi

10/29/2019
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This episode takes Amelia to Water Valley, Mississippi to talk to Jaime Harker, the owner of Violet Valley Bookstore, the only queer feminist bookstore in MS. They talk about feminist presses, how books create community, and why it’s so important to cultivate queer spaces in the South. Follow: Violet Valley Bookstore on their website and Instagram Fifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes Links from the episode: Jaime’s book The Lesbian South Violet Valley Bookstore’s Kickstarter...

Duration:00:36:10

Ep 20 pt 2 - Tennessee

10/22/2019
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In the second of two episodes from Memphis, TN, Amelia speaks to Cherisse Scott the founder of SisterReach, Tennessee’s first and only reproductive justice organization. Tune in to hear Cherisse’s story including her crisis pregnancy center experience, the path that led her to found SisterReach, and how she was recently silenced by the Tennessee Senate. Follow: SisterReach on Facebook and Twitter Fifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes Links from the episode: Crisis Pregnancy...

Duration:00:47:16

Ep 19 pt 2 - Arkansas

10/17/2019
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In this second episode from Arkansas, Amelia visits Fayetteville, AR and talks to Marty Lane, a graphic design professor and activist, and Hannah Withers, a local business owner and organizer, about their community work for social change. Tune in to learn more about feminist pedagogy and designing with marginalized communities and to hear one of our most candid conversations about feminism yet. Follow: Marty’s work on her website Maxine’s Tap Room on Instagram and Facebook Fifty Feminist...

Duration:00:57:54

Ep 19 pt 1 - Arkansas

10/15/2019
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In Little Rock, Arkansas, Amelia speaks with Diego Barrera, one of the cofounders of inTRANSitive, a collective founded in 2017 to uplift Trans voices in Arkansas through community building, organizing, and political education. Tune in to hear their conversation about Trans migrant stories, transnational actions for Trans liberation, and what how community makes a place home. Follow: inTRANSitive on Facebook and Instagram Fifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes

Duration:00:42:11

Ep 18 - Kansas

10/10/2019
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In this Kansas City episode, Amelia speaks to Dr. Valerie French about her life in Missouri and her work as an OBGYN in Kansas. They talk about abortion procedures, patient care, and issues around recent bills in the Missouri legislature that restrict abortion access. Follow: Fifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes And find: A video of Valerie’s speech at the rally here The Guttmacher Institute table of abortion regulations by state here Also: Read a new report from the...

Duration:00:32:15

Ep 20 pt 1 - Tennessee

10/8/2019
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In the first of two episodes from Memphis, TN, Amelia speaks to Jasmine Tasaki, the founder and executive director of WeCareTN, a non-profit organization that works to support and empower Trans Women of Color through job-readiness programs, direct financial support, and a variety of mutual aid programs founded on healing justice principles. Tune in to learn about Jasmine’s life and work, as well as the community that has supported and uplifted her. Follow: WeCareTN on their website and...

Duration:00:35:49

Ep 17 pt 2 - Missouri

10/3/2019
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S.E. Nash is an artist and educator in Kansas City, MO. In this second episode from Missouri, hear Amelia talk to Sean about how he integrates food and fermentation into his art practice to challenge binary ways of thinking about gender and life. Follow: Sean on Instagram Fifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes And find: Sean’s recent work on his website and in the Fermenting Feminism zine, edited by Lauren Fournier

Duration:00:25:36

Ep 17 pt 1 - Missouri

10/1/2019
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In the first of two episodes from Missouri, Amelia interviews Alyson Thompson, a St. Louis activist and writer. They chat about Alyson’s work with The 4A Project and her new organization Mixed Feelings, as well as how her writing practice has helped her better understand and create community around her experience as a mixed race person. Follow: Alyson Thompson on Instagram Mixed Feelings on Instagram Fifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes

Duration:00:35:05

Season Three Preview!

9/17/2019
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Welcome back to the Fifty Feminist States podcast! In this season three preview, hear Amelia’s reflections on traveling over the summer and to get a preview of what's coming up on the podcast this fall. Episodes start again on October 1st. Until then, find us on Instagram, subscribe to our newsletter, and we’ll see you on the road!

Duration:00:08:57

Ep 16 pt 3 - North Carolina

5/30/2019
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In the third of three special episodes from northeastern North Carolina, Amelia speaks to Joyce Buffalo, Wanda Flythe, and Deborah Ferruccio about their successful grassroots campaign to keep a coal ash storage facility out of their county. Please support future seasons of the Fifty Feminist States podcast by pledging to our Kickstarter campaign today.

Duration:00:45:32

Ep 16 pt 2 - North Carolina

5/23/2019
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In the second of three special episodes from northeastern North Carolina, Amelia speaks to Ashleigh Bryant Phillips about her hometown of Woodland, NC, how her writing has developed there, and why we should be listening to and cultivating the creativity of rural voices. Support the Fifty Feminist Kickstarter today to hear more episodes like this one. ALSO: Read Ashleigh's writing that's collected here. Listen to her collaboration with Sam Leidig, inspired by Annie Hooper here. And...

Duration:00:47:24

Ep 16 pt 1 - North Carolina

5/16/2019
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In the first of three special episodes from northeastern North Carolina, Amelia interviews Danielle Baker of Bakers' Peanuts in Roxobel, NC and Caroline Stephenson of Cultivator book store in Murfreesboro, NC. Please support future seasons of the Fifty Feminist States podcast by pledging to our Kickstarter campaign today. Follow: Fifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes Bakers' Peanuts on Facebook and their website Cultivator on Facebook and their website

Duration:00:34:29

Ep 15 - Connecticut

4/11/2019
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In this final episode of season two, Amelia travels to Connecticut to talk to activist, academic + museum educator Alexandra Thomas about her research on Black studies + visual culture and her fat feminist politics, including her call for feminist groups to eat cupcakes together and go be loud in museums. Subscribe to the Fifty Feminist States newsletter. Follow: Fifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes Find the many black feminists + artists mentioned in the episode in the shownotes...

Duration:00:40:05

Ep 9 pt 2 - New York

4/4/2019
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In this episode, Amelia travels to back to New York to talk to Support Ho(s)e organizer Red about their work organizing for the defense of Alisha Walker and what it really means to support sex work and sex workers. Subscribe to the Fifty Feminist States newsletter. Follow: Fifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes Support Ho(s)e on Twitter Justice for Alisha Walker on Facebook Find the many resources mentioned in the episode in the shownotes at this link.

Duration:00:52:22

Ep 14 - Rhode Island

3/28/2019
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In this episode, Amelia travels to Providence, RI to speak with Samantha Puc, the co-editor of Fatventure Magazine about what it means to make a magazine about fatness that rejects diet culture and the process of coming out as fat. Don't forget to subscribe to the Fifty Feminist States newsletter AND support the Fatventure Kickstarter. Find shownotes at fiftyfeministstates.com/podcast/rhode-island Follow: Fifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes Fatventure on Instagram + support...

Duration:00:30:47