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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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!