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Episode 26: Tammy Cho, Co-Founder of Better Brave on Workplace Harassment and Discrimination

On this episode, our guest is Tammy Cho, co-founder of BetterBrave--an online site that combats sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace by empowering targets and allies with the necessary resources and tools. BetterBrave offers options for women to report harassment and provides a clear outline of their rights. Users can also access BetterBrave’s guide to learn steps to take before reporting an incident to HR and the importance of consulting an employment...


Episode 25: "Brock Turner for Prison" Facebook Group Founders on Rape Culture and #MeToo

On this episode of en(gender)ed, we have two guests, Maria Mayo and Nadia Dawisha, co-founders of the online group called “Brock Turner for Prison.” Maria is a survivor of rape and domestic violence as well as a practicing attorney who proposed a class on “Sexual Violence and the Law" when she attended law school). Nadia is a former professor and worked on Ohio’s victims’ rights legislation. Maria and Nadia have been running the "Brock Turner for Prison" page since June 2016 to address...


Episode 24: Professor James Wilkie on how masculinity impacts "green" behavior in men

Today’s episode adds to our men and masculinities series of episodes and continues our series on gender and environmental justice. Our guest is Professor James Wilkie, Assistant Professor at Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame University. Professor Wilkie is a consumer psychologist whose research incorporates aspects of implicit social cognition to examine how consumers interpret various aspects of the marketplace in biased fashions. We speak with Professor Wilkie about his current...


Episode 23: Cat Song of ExsulCoin on how blockchain technology can help refugees

In our first episode of en(gender)ed, we referenced the importance of recognizing and advocating for gender justice reforms alongside other forms of social justice, including environmental and economic justice. On today’s episode, we address the intersection of these issues, in particular, with respect to migrants and refugees who are at risk of increased illness, lost productivity/wages, disease and other public health threats, and even death. Female migrants and their children are also...


Episode 22: en(gender)ed Reflections on gender, masculinity and identity episodes

Greetings en(gender)ed listeners: This is the third "Reflections" episode where I examine a series of interviews with my friend, Michael. He joins me as we reflect back on episodes, 12 (Tom Digby), 13 (Allen Corben), 14 (Ben Atherton-Zeman), 15 (Dr. Tonya Leslie), 17 (Autumn), the first set of episodes on the construction of gender identity, feminism, mascunlinity, diversity and inclusion. Michael and I used to work together and served many students who were not in school or not working...


Episode 21: #SurvivorStories Series with Jordan on leaving his fundamentalist Christian home

On this episode, we speak with Jordan, a cis-gendered bisexual man who identifies as an intersectional feminist, anti-racist and pro-LGBTQAI. He grew up in Dallas, Texas as the second child out of 8 in a conservative Christian home who followed the teachings of the Institute in Basic Life Principles, established by Bill Gothard (a ministry that was popular with the TLC Duggar Family of 19 Kids and Counting). As a child, Jordan grew up isolated from his community, homeschooled by his...


Episode 20: #SurvivorStories Series with Rosaura Torres Thomas, author of "Abuse Hidden Behind the Badge"

In this episode, we speak with survivor, Rosaura Torres Thomas, author of the book: Abuse Hidden Behind the Badge--a memoir of her life living suffering from the abuse and coercive control of two police officers--one a highly ranked Officer in Philadelphia and, another--a Pennsylvania state trooper. Our guest, Rosaura, suffered two (2) retinal detachment surgeries stemming from her experiences with domestic violence and has since become an avid activist speaking out against domestic...


Episode 19: Lisa Fischel-Wolovick on "Traumatic Divorce and Separation"

On this episode of en(gender)ed, our guest is Lisa Fischel-Wolovick, an attorney who has represented battered women for almost thirty years. She is also the author of numerous publications including her recent book: Traumatic Divorce and Separation: The Impact of Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse in Custody and Divorce, just recently published by Oxford Univ. Press, this past March. Lisa also helped to organize the first Criminal Court that specialized in domestic violence. Before...


Episode 18: Laura Fernandez, Clinical Director of Sanctuary for Families

On this episode of en(gender)ed, our guest is Laura Fernandez, the Clinical Director at Sanctuary for Families, a leading service provider and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence in New York City. At Sanctuary, Laura provides leadership, management, and strategic direction for all clinical services citywide, including individual and group counseling, crisis management and intervention, and a program for survivors who serve as...


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 11: Kathleen Russell of the Center for Judicial Excellence

On this episode, our guest is Kathleen Russell, Executive Director of the Center for Judicial Excellence (CJE), a non-profit based out of California whose mission is to protect vulnerable children in the family court system and to strengthen the integrity of all courts by creating judicial accountability. The organization’s strength is rooted in its unique mix of public education, media and judicial advocacy. We are here today to talk to Kathleen about CJE’s current work in judicial...


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...


Episode 7: Nancy S. Erickson on Court-Appointed Evaluators and Mental Health Assessments

On this episode, our guest is Nancy S. Erickson, (J.D. Brooklyn Law School, LL.M. Yale Law School, M.A. Forensic Psychology John Jay College of Criminal Justice), a consultant on issues relating to law and psychology, particularly child custody evaluations and domestic violence. Nancy’s career spans over a decade of teaching law at top law schools in the country, eight years at Legal Services, and decades in private practice representing survivors of domestic violence. Nancy has written...