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Episode 17: #SurvivorStories Series Conversation with Autumn

On this episode of en(gender)ed, we speak with Autumn, a junior at Cornell University studying English. In the summer of 2015, when she was 18 years old, Autumn realized that she is a transgender woman, and since then her work and writing have focused on articulating the experience of being transgender. After graduating from college, Autumn hopes to improve the understanding of mental illness and LGBT issues in Asian communities, especially in Korea. We speak with Autumn today about her...


Episode 16: en(gender)ed Reflections on the "Family Court" series

Greetings en(gender)ed listeners: This is the second "Reflections" episode where I examine a series of interviews with my friend, Michael. He joins me as we reflect back on episodes, 7 (Nancy S. Erickson), 9 (Joan Meier), 10 (Barry Goldstein), 11 (Kathleen Russell), the first set of episodes on the first family court crisis. Michael and I used to work together and served many students who were not in school or not working and were looking to develop skills to go back to school or to find...


Episode 15: Dr. Tonya Leslie on diversity and inclusion in children's texts

On this episode, our guest is Dr. Tonya Leslie, an educational consultant who has worked for over 20 years in educational publishing. Dr. Leslie talks about creating educational content that engages students and youth in developing a cultural consciousness as a force for understanding ourselves and our society. She has also worked with school districts nationally providing workshops and seminars to help educators integrate this belief into their practice. We speak with Dr. Leslie about...


Episode 14: Ben Atherton-Zeman of Voices of Men, a one-may play to end violence against women

On today’s episode, our guest is Ben Atherton-Zeman, a public speaker and comedic performer on issues of violence prevention. His one man show, “Voices of Men” has been performed in over 46 states and around the world, including four continents. Ben has spoken and performed at military installations, colleges, high schools, public theatres, conferences, houses of worship and juvenile detention facilities. For almost thirty years, Ben has worked as a prevention education for rape crisis...


Episode 13: Allen Corben on NOMAS and male allyship in feminism

On this episode, our guest is Allen Corben, co-chair of NOMAS, the National Organization for Men Against Sexism. Allen also works as the Assistant Registrar of Fuller Theological Seminary, where he received his Master of Arts in Theology. We will be talking with Allen today about his work at NOMAS--what it means to be a pro-feminist, anti-racist, LGBTQ affirmative male ally and how it relates to reproductive rights, pornography/sex trafficking, intersectionality, and how we can integrate...


Episode 12: Tom Digby on Men, Masculinity and Heterosexual Love

On this episode of en(gender)ed, our guest is Tom Digby, author of Love & War: How Militarism Shapes Sexuality and Romance. The book, Love and War, provides a new way to view heterosexual love, as well as the impact of misogyny in the everyday lives of men and women. Tom’s work has been widely shared in numerous public presentations about the intersections of masculinity, militarism, love, sexuality, and feminism. Tom Digby is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Springfield College and...


Episode 10: Barry Goldstein on Gender Bias in Family Courts and Suggested Policy Actions

This episode of en(gender)ed features guest, Barry Goldstein, an internationally recognized domestic violence author, speaker and advocate. He has worked in the DV movement since 1983 and served as an instructor in a NY Model Batterer Program since 1999. He is co-editor of two volumes of Domestic Violence, Abuse and Child Custody with Dr. Mo Therese Hannah, Representing the Domestic Violence Survivor co-authored with Elizabeth Liu, Scared to Leave Afraid to Stay and The Quincy Solution:...


Episode 9: Joan Meier of the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project

On this episode, our guest is Joan Meier, Professor of Clinical Law at George Washington University Law School, and the Founder and Legal Director of the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP). DV LEAP provides a stronger voice for justice by fighting to overturn unjust trial court outcomes, advancing legal protections for victims and their children through expert appellate advocacy, training lawyers, psychologists and judges on best practices, and spearheading...


Episode 8: en(gender)ed Reflections

Greetings en(gender)ed listeners: We are sharing a bonus episode where my friend Michael joins me as we reflect back on the first six episodes of the podcast. Michael and I used to work together and served many students who were not in school or not working and were looking to develop skills to go back to school or to find a job. The young people we were helping often had their systemic barriers exacerbated by personal conflict in their lives that were difficult to manage, such as...