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Fifty Feminist 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.

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

Location:

United States

Description:

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

Twitter:

@ladyameliaa

Language:

English

Contact:

9197702651


Episodes

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

Ep 25 pt 1 - Kentucky

11/19/2019
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 website Hannah’s...

Duration:00:41:06

Ep 24 pt 2 - Georgia

11/14/2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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