The Feminist Agenda
The Feminist Agenda is a podcast that will explore what it means to be a professional feminist, how to bring feminism into your work no matter what you do, and we’ll talk about how we keep our agendas organized. Some guests have women's studies degrees, some don't. Learn how you can make any job a feminist job.
The Feminist Agenda aims to be a mini-podcast. We get you in and out of the conversation because we know there is a lot of patriarchy to smash and white supremacy to address.
The Feminist Agenda aims to be a mini-podcast. We get you in and out of the conversation because we know there is a lot of patriarchy to smash and white supremacy to address.
02.04 Jennifer Baumgardner on feminist literature for all
Jennifer Baumgardner is a writer, activist, filmmaker, and lecturer. Baumgardner joined The Feminist Agenda to discuss the need to publish feminist children's books, letting projects go, and editing the new feminist book review LIBER. Originally from Fargo, Baumgardner has been working in New York City at the intersection of feminism and publishing for three decades, beginning in 1993 as an intern (and later editor) at Ms. magazine. From 1997 on, she wrote dozens of features for a diverse array of magazines (Glamour, Teen Vogue, Bust, Dissent, Harper’s Bazaar, Harper’s, The Nation, Elle, New York Times, etc.), authored/co-authored seven books (including Manifesta, Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics, and Abortion & Life) and wrote, directed, and produced two feature-length documentaries (It Was Rape and I Had an Abortion). Baumgardner has keynoted at more than 250 colleges and universities and, in 2002, co-founded Soapbox Inc., a speaker’s bureau. She was writer-in-residence at the New School from 2008 to 2012. From 2013 to 2017, Baumgardner was the publisher and chief executive of the Feminist Press, where she relaunched their children’s publishing, created the award-winning queer imprint Amethyst Editions with Michelle Tea, and established the Louise Meriwether prize for a debut author of color. From 2017-2021, she was editor in chief of the Women’s Review of Books, a long-running feminist print review out of Wellesley. In December, she left Women’s Review to edit the new feminist book review LIBER, with Katha Pollitt and others. She lives in the Village with her husband, two sons, and two cats. Ways to support The Feminist Agenda podcast: Archer & Olive: Use code feminista10 to save 10% on most items Buy books my Bookshop site Purchase books mentioned and reviewed in this episode through my Bookshop affiliate links: Find most of Jennifer's books at Bookshop Woman of Light by Kali Fajardo-Anstine Check out Liber and subscribe! Support indie feminist media! Follow The Feminist Agenda on Twitter 🟣 Instagram 🟣 Facebook The Feminist Agenda art is by Valency Muldoon.
April 15, 2022
02.03 Dr. Tara T. Green on the respectability of Black women
Dr. Tara T. Green has two books out in 2022 that center the respectability of Black women, specifically lesser-known women of the Harlem Renaissance era such as Alice Dunbar-Nelson. Green is an award-winning teacher-mentor-scholar and is currently Professor and former Director (2008-2016) of African American and African Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Her areas of research include Black gender studies, African American autobiographies and fiction (late nineteenth through contemporary), African women’s literature, African American parent-child relationships, and African Americans in the South. Believing that research should explore major issues of the day, Green considers how literature reflects current social and political concerns. Dr. Green is also a community-engaged scholar. During the fall of 2021, she co-led UNCG’s Black Lives Matter Triad Collection project, which is an oral history archive of protestors’ and organizers’ interviews complemented by photos and art. She was the lead interviewer of the protestors and trained her students in her Black Lives Matter course to collect the stories of their peers. Ways to support The Feminist Agenda podcast: Archer & Olive: Use code feminista10 to save 10% on most items Purchase books mentioned and reviewed in this episode through my Bookshop affiliate links: Dr. Tara T. Green's books: Love, Activism, and the Respectable Life of Alice Dunbar-Nelson and See Me Naked: Black Women Defining Pleasure in the Interwar Era Reclaim the Stars edited by Zoraida Córdova Pre-order Woman of Light by Kali Fajardo-Anstine Pre-Order The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas Follow The Feminist Agenda on Twitter 🟣 Instagram 🟣 Facebook The Feminist Agenda art is by Valency Muldoon.
February 28, 2022
02.02 Anne Elizabeth Moore on the real cost of free houses and government corruption
Anne Elizabeth Moore joins the Feminist Agenda to discuss her latest book, Gentrifier: A Memoir. From Catapult: In 2016, a Detroit arts organization grants writer and artist Anne Elizabeth Moore a free house—a room of her own, à la Virginia Woolf—in Detroit’s majority-Bangladeshi “Banglatown.” Accompanied by her cats, Moore moves to the bungalow in her new city where she gardens, befriends the neighborhood youth, and grows to intimately understand civic collapse and community solidarity. When the troubled history of her prize house comes to light, Moore finds her life destabilized by the aftershocks of the housing crisis and governmental corruption. This is also a memoir of art, gender, work, and survival. Moore writes into the gaps of Woolf’s declaration that “a woman must have money and a room of one’s own if she is to write”; what if this woman were queer and living with chronic illness, as Moore is, or a South Asian immigrant, like Moore’s neighbors? And what if her primary coping mechanism was jokes? Part investigation, part comedy of a vexing city, and part love letter to girlhood, Gentrifier examines capitalism, property ownership, and whiteness, asking if we can ever really win when violence and profit are inextricably linked with victory. Anne Elizabeth Moore was born in Winner, South Dakota. She has written several critically acclaimed nonfiction books, including the Lambda Literary Award–nominated Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes, which was a Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017, and Sweet Little Cunt, which won an Eisner Award. She lives in Hobart, New York, with her cat, Captain America. Poets mentioned in this episode: Casey Rocheteau Nandi Comer Ways to support The Feminist Agenda podcast: Archer & Olive: Use code feminista10 to save 10% Purchase Gentrifier through Bookshop to support the podcast Other books by Anne Elizabeth Moore at Bookshop: Sweet Little Cunt: The Graphic Work of Julie Doucet | Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity | Threadbare: Clothes, Sex, and Trafficking Follow The Feminist Agenda on Twitter 🟣 Instagram 🟣 Facebook The Feminist Agenda art is by Valency Muldoon.
January 21, 2022
02.01: Gloria Feldt on Intentioning the Road Ahead
Gloria Feldt joins The Feminist Agenda to discuss her latest book, Intentioning: Sex, Power, Pandemics, and How Women Will Take The Lead for (Everyone's) Good. Gloria is a New York Times best-selling author, speaker, commentator and feminist leader who has gained national recognition as a social and political advocate of women's rights. In 2013, she co-founded Take The Lead, a nonprofit initiative with a goal to propel women to leadership parity by 2025. She is a former CEO and president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, directing the organization from 1996 to 2005. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, Time, NBC, Fast Company, Vanity Fair, and much more. Download the Intentioning workbook Ways to support The Feminist Agenda podcast: Archer & Olive: Use code feminista10 to save 10% Bookshop affiliate link Follow The Feminist Agenda on Twitter 🟣 Instagram 🟣 Facebook The Feminist Agenda art is by Valency Muldoon.
January 02, 2022
Episode 17: Jocelyn de Leon on Journaling Away Self-Sabotage
Author, Publisher, and Hire Women founder Jocelyn de Leon joins The Feminist Agenda to discuss the launch of two new products with the purpose of helping women shift their mindsets, move past limiting beliefs, and level up. Things mentioned in this episode: Mindset Mami Workbook + Journal Dueña Daily Planner + Mindset Check-In Mindset Mami Podcast: Signs Ways to support The Feminist Agenda podcast: Archer & Olive: Use code feminista10 to save 10% Bookshop affiliate link Hay Libros en la Casa pins & stickers Follow The Feminist Agenda on Twitter 🟣Instagram 🟣Facebook The Feminist Agenda art is by Valency Muldoon.
November 01, 2021
Episode 16: Feminist AF and the role of aunties raising the next generation of feminists
Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood is forthcoming from Norton Young Readers on October 5. It’s a resource guide for young feminists designed to help them navigate some of the most pressing issues young people face. Authors Susana M. Morris and Chanel Craft Tanner join The Feminist Agenda to discuss their book, how they bring feminism to their work, and how they keep themselves organized. Susana M. Morris is Associate Professor of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is the co-editor with Brittney C. Cooper and Robin M. Boylorn of the anthology The Crunk Feminist Collection (Feminist Press, 2017). She is the co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective. Chanel Craft Tanner serves as the Director of the Center for Women at Emory where she also earned her Ph.D. in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. As director, her work focuses on creating programs, events, and learning opportunities that recognize and redress historic and persistent gender inequity at Emory and beyond. She is a member of the Crunk Feminist Collective and is passionate about class oppression, prison abolition, and Black feminism. A city girl with a country flair, she calls both Brooklyn, NY and Danville, VA home. Things mentioned in the podcast: Bitch Media's 25th Anniversary party They Better Call Me Sugar: My Journey from the Hood to the Hardwood Sugar Rodgers Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood Feminist AF book tour Feminist AF "Like a Boss" playlist Black Bujo Accounts: BlackinBujo | Kimberlysdesk | Millys Journals The Feminist Agenda Bookshop [affiliate link] Archer & Olive [affiliate link] use code "feminista10" to save 10% on most items. Follow The Feminist Agenda on Twitter 🟣Instagram 🟣Facebook The Feminist Agenda art is by Valency Muldoon.
September 28, 2021
Episode 15: Valerie Orth on pushing for more than good enough
Valerie Orth is a professional singer and songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Her music is described as electro alt-pop. She writes with a strong sense of self and a fierce feminist perspective, telling stories about alienated humanity and visions of a better tomorrow. Her new album, Rabbit Hole (released Dec 4, 2020) couldn’t be more timely. Valerie's fan are invited to join Planet Orth, a subscription service that provides exclusive access to new music and events. Books, music, and organizations mentioned in this podcast: Heather Corinna's "What Fresh Hell is This?: Perimenopause, Menopause, Other Indignities, and You" (affiliate link) Heather Corinna's playlists on Spotify [For the Love of Life 'Splody | A Midsommar Night's Dream | Hello From the Other Side] League of Bad Ass Women (org & podcast) Beats by Girlz NYC Valerie Orth's lyric videos Ways to support The Feminist Agenda podcast: Archer & Olive: Use code feminista10 to save 10% Bookshop affiliate link Hay libros en la casa stickers & pin shop Follow The Feminist Agenda on Twitter 🟣Instagram 🟣Facebook The Feminist Agenda art is by Valency Muldoon.
June 03, 2021
Episode 14: Maria Hinojosa, founder of the Futuro Media Group, on owning your story
Award-winning journalist, Maria Hinojosa, joins The Feminist Agenda to discuss her memoir, Once I Was You. In 2010, Maria created Futuro Media, an independent, nonprofit organization based in Harlem, NYC with the mission to create multimedia content for and about the new American mainstream in the service of empowering people to navigate the complexities of an increasingly diverse and connected world. She is the Anchor and Executive Producer of the Peabody Award-winning show Latino USA, distributed by PRX, as well as Co-Host of In The Thick, Futuro Media’s award-winning political podcast. Purchase Once I Was You through Bookshop to support this podcast. Archer & Olive: Use code feminista10 to save 10% Bookshop affiliate link Hay libros en la casa stickers & pin shop Follow The Feminist Agenda on Twitter 🟣Instagram 🟣Facebook Find Maria on Twitter & Instagram The Feminist Agenda art is by Valency Muldoon.
May 11, 2021
Episode 13: Ileana Jiménez and her students talk high school feminism
Ileana Jiménez has been teaching a high school class on intersectional feminism for almost 15 years. The Feminist Agenda visited her class at the end of the fall 2020 term. Intersectional Feminism is an elective - this means each student there wanted to be engaged in the material. For nearly 20 years, Ileana Jiménez has been a leader in the field of feminist and social justice education. In an effort to inspire teachers to bring intersectional feminism to the K-12 classroom, she launched her blog, Feminist Teacher, in 2009. She is also the creator of the #HSfeminism and #K12feminism hashtags. Use the Feminist Agenda affiliate links to support the podcast: Archer & Olive: Use code feminista10 to save 10% Bookshop affiliate link. Follow The Feminist Agenda on Twitter 🟣Instagram 🟣Facebook The Feminist Agenda art is by Valency Muldoon.
March 19, 2021
Episode 12: Stephanie on learning chemistry and pandemic parenting
Episode 12 bring us Stephanie Ryan, PhD, who is an author, education consultant, and founder of Ryan Education Consulting LLC. She has a strong background in chemistry and biology and enjoys applying her background to develop superior educational products. She is also interested in how mathematics and science intertwine. Her first book, a children's book, Let's Learn About Chemistry, has earned rave reviews. Also mentioned in this episode: Braintown by Laura Elizabeth Hernandez Archer & Olive: Use code feminista10 to save 10% You can purchase Let's Learn About Chemistry and Braintown using the Feminist Agenda Bookshop affiliate link. Follow The Feminist Agenda on Twitter 🟣Instagram 🟣Facebook The Feminist Agenda logo is by Valency Muldoon. Disclaimer: I received a copy of Braintown for review. No further compensation was provided.
February 16, 2021
Episode 11: Kandace Creel Falcón on feminist art, passion planning, and cottagecore life
Kandace Creel Falcón, Ph.D. is an interdisciplinary feminist scholar, writer, and visual artist. Their life’s passion grounds the power of narrative for social transformation. As a Xicanx femme feminist, KCF engages the power of aesthetics and the need to disrupt conventional Western beauty norms. She currently lives and works in rural Minnesota. Things we talk about: Passion Planner: Use code KANDACE10 to save 10% Archer & Olive: Use code feminista10 to save 10% National Women's Studies Association And while we didn't talk about this exactly, we do wonder if anyone has written about Zodiac signs and planning. So here are some listicles: 6 Zodiac Signs Who Are Great At Making Plans The 5 Zodiac Signs That Make the Best Wedding Planners 4 Zodiac Signs Who Love To Plan Dates, So You Never Have To Make Another Reservation The Feminist Agenda logo is by Valency Muldoon.
January 21, 2021
Episode 10: Lisa Levenstein Returns to talk 90s Online Feminism
Lisa Levenstein, PhD is a professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at UNC-Greensboro. Her latest book, They Didn't See Us Coming: The Hidden History of Feminism in the Nineties, takes a peek into the origins of online feminism in the 1990s and Veronica's role in that history. Things we discuss: * FemFuture Report * Veronica's response to the FemFuture Report The Feminist Agenda logo is by Valency Muldoon.
December 08, 2020
Episode 9: Corinne Kodama on racial justice, pay equity, and Megan Rapinoe
Thanks to my friend, Corinne Kodama, Policy Analyst at Women Employed, for joining The Feminist Agenda to discuss the themes of Megan Rapinoe's memoir, One Life. Women Employed's mission is to improve the economic status of women and remove barriers to economic equity. They draft testimony, rally students, secure grants, persuade legislators, mobilize advocates, share ideas with educators, design systems improvements and programs, brainstorm with business leaders, tweet and post, and passionately believe in a better future for all working women. Things mentioned in this podcast include: One Life by Megan Rapinoe Wolfpack by Abby Wambach Chicago Red Stars supporter group, Chicago Local 134 Book links are to support Chicago's Women and Children First bookstore. They are not affiliate links. I just want the bookstore to always be there. Follow The Feminist Agenda on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You can also sign up for my occasional newsletter. The Feminist Agenda logo is by Valency Muldoon.
November 11, 2020
Episode 8: Brea Grant on Mary Shelley, horror, and feminism
Brea Grant is a filmmaker/writer best known for co-writing/directing the apocalyptic feature, Best Friends Forever, and acting on shows like Heroes and Dexter. Her latest book, Mary: The Adventures of Mary Shelley's Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Granddaughter, is a YA graphic novel about angsty teenager Mary Shelley who is not interested in carrying on her family's celebrated legacy of being a great writer. Brea also has a new movie out, 12 Hour Shift and is the co-host of Reading Glasses. In her spare time, she enjoys reading science fiction and watching too much TV while pretending like it's research. She lives in Los Angeles, California. Things discussed in this episode include: Bookshop One Life by Megan Rapinoe Women and Children First Bookstore Mary Shelley Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley Octavia Butler Lucky Buffering the Vampire Slayer PEN15 The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson Hobonichi Techo - organization system Follow The Feminist Agenda on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You can also sign up for my occasional newsletter. The Feminist Agenda logo is by Valency Muldoon.
October 26, 2020
Episode 7: Martha Chaves on bridging feminism and comedy
This episode of The Feminist Agenda features Martha Chaves, a Hispanic-Canadian award-winning comedian, actor, activist, and playwright. Join the conversation as we touch on feminism in comedy, growing up under a dictatorship, witnessing Black Lives Matter, and her learning curve within the Nobel Peace Prize sisterhood. Martha is a regular in the comedy circuits in North and Latin America, and during quarantine, in the confines of the Zoom where it happens and the Twitch where it 'itch.' In 2020 she even managed to perform in the We are Funny That Way Festival for CBC GEM, directly from her living-room. Martha has been featured multiple times in all the prestigious festivals in Canada: Just for Laughs, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, The Comedy Halifax, and the We are Funny That Way, LGBTQ+ festival. She's a regular host at the Calgary Folk Music Festival. She's often heard in Laugh out Loud and The Debaters on CBC Radio. She's a regular panelist on Because News, also on the CBC. Her numerous TV appearances include her Just for Laughs and Winnipeg Comedy Festival Galas and her two national comedy specials: Comics! on the CBC and There's Something' About Martha on the Comedy Network. She was voted Stand-up Comic of the Year at the 2018 Canadian Comedy Awards. Her debut comedy album,"CHUNKY SALSA," was featured among the 11 best comedy albums of 2019 (Interrobang Magazine.) She is also a fierce human rights advocate, using humour to challenge the status quo in four different languages. In her own words, she's the "most famous LGBTQ Nicaraguan-Canadian stand-up comic in the world." In this episode we mention: The Nobel Women's Initiative including Jody Williams 2012 Mesoamerica Delegation Report [PDF] Canada & their role in ecodestruction in MesoAmerica When Feminists Rule the World, a NWI podcast Hay libros en la casa tees & totes You can find Martha on Instagram and Twitter. The Feminist Agenda logo is by Valency Muldoon.
October 04, 2020
Episode 6: Torii Wolf on creating music for a pandemic
This episode of The Feminist Agenda features Torii Wolf, musician and creator, who discusses the beauty of creating music that fits the pandemic esthetic, pandemic puppies, astrology, and CW shows. Find Torii's music at YouTube and Spotify Find Torii on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram Find Ghost Tense at Spotify Things we mentions in the podcast: Girls Rock Camp Chani Nicholas Book Bjork! The Feminist Agenda logo is by Valency Muldoon.
September 08, 2020
Episode 5: Flashing back to the 1990s with Lisa Levenstein, Ph.D.
Lisa Levenstein, PhD, has a traditional feminist job - she's a professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at UNC-Greensboro. She's on The Feminist Agenda to discuss her latest book, They Didn't See Us Coming: The Hidden History of Feminism in the Nineties, which showcases many feminist activists who were doing non-traditional feminist work in the 1990s. Lisa uses the 1995 Beijing Women's Conference to show how the 1990s were a pivotal, but undervalued moment in feminist history. Topics we touch on: Time Magazine's obituary of feminism Jane Collective Carework during the pandemic Ai-Jen Poo Marketplace Feminism Organizing tools Lisa mentions Asana Todoist The Feminist Agenda logo is by Valency Muldoon.
August 21, 2020
Episode 4: Jasmine and Higher Education as a Political Battleground
Jasmine Banks (she/her), Executive Director of UnKoch My Campus. The vision of UnKoch My Campus is to preserve our democracy through protecting higher education from actors whose expressed intent is to place private interests over the common good. Jasmine mentions the following tools in how she organizes her feminist agenda: Slack Temi People and concepts mentioned in the podcast include: The Koch Brothers The nonprofit industrial complex Loretta Ross Barbara Ransby "They Didn't See Us Coming" by Lisa Levenstein [Basic Books] Ghost Tense - Gone [YouTube] The Feminist Agenda logo is by Valency Muldoon.
July 30, 2020
Episode 3: Teresa Moreno and the Radical Potential of Library Science
Teresa Moreno is faculty at the UIC Richard J. Daley Library and is the Undergraduate Engagement Coordinator and Liaison for African American Studies. Trained in feminist methodology, critical race theory and rooted in interdisciplinary practice, Teresa's librarianship and pedagogical praxis are informed by these theories, methodologies and practices. Teresa mentions: BIPOC: This acronym means Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Learn more about this framework at The BIPOC Project. ban.do journals & accessories (not an affiliate link, I don't get paid for sharing this with you!) You can read more about Teresa at the ALA website! I also review the new documentary, John Lewis: Good Trouble. Watch it online or visit the website for theaters to visit. ALSO...check out our Facebook page to find a starter bullet journal layout of books, TV shows, and movies for learning during this racial justice uprising. Starter! *YOU* need to add to it. The Feminist Agenda logo is by Valency Muldoon.
July 14, 2020
Episode 2: Summer Dennis and Being Your True Self in the Music Business
Summer Dennis hails from Washington DC and is part of the soul/funk project, Summer Dennis & Rhymes. I chatted with her about their new album, Second Summer. Summer suggests "Indelible" and "Party" for your social distancing playlists. You can listen to "Indelible" at the conclusion of this episode. Connect with Summer on Twitter YouTube Instagram Facebook Catch Veronica with Jessica Cañas during the Feminism in the Age of COVID-19 series on Friday, June 26th at 11 am Chicago time, 12 pm Eastern. This panel will focus on how community organizing work continues, even at a distance, and how activists should seek a new normal that confronts, rather than returns to, past injustices. Register for the event link. The Feminist Agenda logo is by Valency Muldoon.
June 16, 2020
Episode 1: Elisa Camahort Page and finding your voice as a professional feminist
Welcome to the first episode of "The Feminist Agenda" where I catch up with Author Speaker Advisor. BlogHer Founder, Elisa Camahort Page. Elisa Camahort Page hosts her own podcast, The Op-Ed Page, is co-author of, "Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All," and is a co-founder of Blogher. And yes, there is a slight tech glitch that comes from recording during a pandemic over the internet. Sorry! Feminist Agenda tips mentioned: Trello Rocketbook Using your inbox as a to-do list I end this episode by previewing my conversation with Summer Dennis who hails from Washington DC and is part of the soul/funk project, Summer Dennis & Rhymes. Products named are not sponsors of this podcast. So click if you are interested. I get no kick backs. The Feminist Agenda logo is by Valency Muldoon.
June 02, 2020