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The Feminist Agenda

The Feminist Agenda

By Veronica
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.
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Episode 5: Flashing back to the 1990s with Lisa Levenstein, Ph.D.

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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.
27:25
June 3, 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.
28:58
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.
01:03:30
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.  
27:42
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.
47:55
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.
31:08
December 8, 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.
53:32
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.
42:38
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.
47:13
October 4, 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.
29:33
September 8, 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.
40:27
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.
42:56
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.
22:54
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.
15:34
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.
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