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Author Reema Zaman on Strong Women, Being "Other"d and Using Her Voice with Purpose

2/11/2019
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Writer Reena Zaman recently released a beautiful memoir, I Am Yours. In this episode she reads her essay from the Fury anthology and shares the experience of being other'd in America and how she learned to use her voice and platform to push for change in effective ways.

Duration:00:36:51

Author Lisa Kirchner on Love, Trust, Intersectionality and Being a Feminist Married to a Trump Voter

11/8/2018
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Lisa L. Kirchner is author of the critically-acclaimed, Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar. NPR says, “it’s like Eat, Pray, Love, only funny.” She’s also appeared on NBC, CBS radio, BBC Radio and HuffPoTV. Earlier this year, she made waves with a personal essay entitled "I'm a Liberal Feminist and Next Month I'm Marrying a Trump Voter." In this episode she talks to Amy about the reaction to that essay, her marriage, and navigating the current era in America.

Duration:00:41:00

Amy Roost on Balancing the Personal and the Political

11/1/2018
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Host Amy Roost tells our exec producer Amy Westervelt about her own fury, the need to take breaks from outrage, and what sort of silver lining she thinks we'll see around 2016 twenty years from now.

Duration:00:58:46

Ecofeminist Author and Professor Heidi Hutner

10/25/2018
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Heidi Hutner teaches and writes about environmental literature and film, environmental justice, ecofeminism, ecocriticism, and media. She is a professor at Stony Brook University, the author of several books, and writes frequently for various publications, including Ms. Magazine and The New York Times.

Duration:00:57:06

Writer Katherine Morgan on Patriotism, Protest, and Standing Up for What's Right

10/18/2018
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Writer Katherine Morgan's work has been published in The Rumpus, Ravishly, and various other publications. In this episode she talks to Amy about what both the Obama and Trump elections were like for her as a Black woman living in America, and the importance of protest as an integral part of patriotism.

Duration:00:41:24

Therapist and Editor Alissa Hirshfeld-Flores on Mental Health and the 25th Amendment in the Trump Era

10/10/2018
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Alissa Hirshfeld-Flores is a marriage and family therapist specializing in grief and loss. She says she's seen an increase in people experiencing anger, grief, and anxiety issues since the 2016 election, and saw an increase in women seeking appointments during the Kavanaugh proceedings. Flores is a signatory of the "Duty to Warn" petition and has organized meetings on the subject—invoking the 25th Amendment with respect to Donald Trump's mental state—in her part of California.

Duration:00:43:59

Author Krystal Sital on the Importance of Truth, and Being a Woman of Color in Trump's America

10/3/2018
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Author Krystal Sital has never shied away from tough topics or situations. She tackles domestic abuse in her own family in her bestselling debut memoir Secrets We Kept. In this episode she talks to Amy about how, in the aftermath of the 2016 election she faced the subjects of racism, sexism, and authoritarianism head on with her young daughters.

Duration:00:43:50

Artist and Psychiatric Nurse Nina Gaby on Protest, Trauma, and Different Waves of Feminism

9/26/2018
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Artist Nina Gaby's work is in the collections of several museums, including the Smithsonian, and she also works as a psychiatric nurse, which gives her unique insight into the human condition.

Duration:00:40:56

Writer and Teacher Sarah Mina Osman on Why It's Important to Fight Like Hell

9/21/2018
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When Sarah Mina Osman showed up to teach her high school class the day after the 2016 election, someone had written "deportation day" on her blackboard. She crossed it out and wrote "Revolution Day."In this episode she talks to Amy about why it's important to avoid apathy, what her Egyptian dad taught her about standing up for herself, and what it's like to be a half-Arabic woman in the U.S. today.

Duration:00:33:54

Editor Jennifer Silva Redmond on Protest, Progress, and Being a Latinx Woman in America Today

9/12/2018
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Jennifer Silva Redmond remembers going to protests almost every weekend as the child of hippies, growing up in the 1960s. Today she's shocked to see so many civil rights gains slipping, and a general disrespect of women, but heartened to see the spirit of protest rise again.

Duration:00:33:16

Memoirist Meg Weber on Identity, Family, and Mental Health

9/5/2018
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As an LGBTQ parent, therapist, and memoirist, Meg Weber shares her insights on staying sane and supporting both yourself and your loved ones in the time of Trump.

Duration:00:29:26

Dawn Marlan on Loss of Innocence and the Expectations of Men

8/29/2018
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Writer and memoirist Dawn Marlan shares her own deeply personal story in this episode, where we get into the intersection between #MeToo, Trump, and the shifting status of women.

Duration:00:48:32

Writer and filmmaker Pamela Woolford on being a Black woman in Trump's America

8/23/2018
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Pamela Woolford is a writer, filmmaker, and performer. Her short stories, essays, and articles have been published in various newspapers and journals, from Harvard University’s Transition to Poets & Writers Magazine. In this episode, she talks to Amy about what it feels like to be a Black woman living in America right now, how "history" is always happening, and why people need to think closely about the decisions they're making at this historic moment.

Duration:00:26:57

Jessica Handler on the Silencing of Women

8/15/2018
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Jessica Handler is the author of Invisible Sisters: A Memoir, Braving the Fire: A Guide to Writing About Grief and Loss, and The Magnetic Girl, which is forthcoming from Hub City Press in 2019. Her nonfiction has appeared on NPR, in Tin House, Drunken Boat, The Bitter Southerner, Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and More Magazine. A founding member of the board of the Decatur Writers Studio in Decatur, Georgia, she teaches creative writing and coordinates the...

Duration:00:39:26

Coming soon: Fury

7/31/2018
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Hosted by journalist and frequent Snap Judgement contributor Amy Roost, and complementing a forthcoming book of personal essays Amy edited, Fury interviews American women about the rage they're feeling these days, and how they're channeling it into building a new version of their country. Launching August 2018, subscribe today!

Duration:00:02:14