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The F Less Travelled

The F Less Travelled

By Amelia & Sabrina

Making space for our stories, we invite guests to share 3 books 2 songs 1 object; things that have been their feminist friends along the road. We want to unfurl, uncover and discover the feminisms we find & make everyday. Creating inter-generational feminist circles that push beyond the boundaries of academia, we’re elevating our voices & the paths we’ve chosen; creating a new collective, one that’s re-written and reclaimed by us. Get in contact with us at @f_travelled on twitter with your books, songs and feminist objects. Let’s re-imagine the archive together! #ThisIsMyCanon
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The F Less Travelled... Goldsmiths Strike!
The F Less Travelled... Goldsmiths Strike!
The F Less Travelled… Goldsmiths Strike! with Islam Al Khatib, Victoria Chwa, Akanksha Mehta, Caroline Frizell, Louise Chambers, Marina Benini, Sara Bafo, Sara Farris, Svenja Bromberg, Thank you everyone for your time and energy on this episode. Special thank you to Maria Riga & Georgia Golebiowski who edited this together with speed and brilliance. You can follow Islam @Outvertigo @GoldsmithsUCU on twitter and support the strike fund here: https://goldsmithsucu.org/donations/strikefund/ Follow us on twitter @f_travelled Music by Ruari Paterson-Achenbach Original Artwork by Katharine Davies-Herbst Episode art work by Islam Al Khatib The F Less Travelled...Tracing Feminist Pathways is brought to you in collaboration with The Centre for Feminist Research and with support from the Centre for Urban and Community Research and Methods Labs, all based at Goldsmiths. To make our conversations more accessible, we include a transcript with every episode. Read today's conversation here. 
23:58
December 01, 2021
The F Less Travelled... Dr Akanksha Mehta & Chloe Turner
The F Less Travelled... Dr Akanksha Mehta & Chloe Turner
The F Less Travelled… with Dr Akanksha Mehta and Chloe Turner. Chloe Turner is a writer, curator and PhD researcher. As of September 2021, Chloe is an Associate Lecturer in both the Design Department at LCC, University of the Arts London and the Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. Dr Akanksha Mehta is a feminist educator, researcher, writer, photographer, and organiser. She is a Lecturer in Gender, Race and Cultural Studies and the co-director of the Centre for Feminist Research at Goldsmiths, University of London.  Akanksha's book choices: Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks Neapolitan novels by Elena Ferrante Care Work - Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Akanksha's music choice: Not so much one song - but a whole genre of women singing ghazal, qawwali, sufi, kafi music (in Urdu-Punjabi-Hindi) Akanksha's object: Grandmother's shawls/scarfs Chloe's book choices: Glitch Feminism by Legacy Russell Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girls Notes from the End of the World by  Kai Cheng Thom Chloe's music choice: Madison Moore's DJ lecture sets Chloe's object: Grandmother's rhubarb plant Additional notes: Follow us on twitter @f_travelled and tweet us with your feminist companions with #ThisIsMyCanon Music and sound production by Ruari Paterson-Achenbach Artwork by Katharine Davies-Herbst The F Less Travelled...Tracing Feminist Pathways is brought to you in collaboration with The Centre for Feminist Research and with support from the Centre for Urban and Community Research and Methods Labs, all based at Goldsmiths. To make our conversations more accessible, we include a transcript with every episode. Read our conversation with Akanksha and Chloe here.
57:41
September 20, 2021
The F Less Travelled... Stella Dadzie
The F Less Travelled... Stella Dadzie
The F Less Travelled… with Stella Dadzie. Stella is a feminist writer, historian and education activist, best known for her co authorship of The Heart of the Race: Black Women's Lives in Britain, which won the 1985 Martin Luther King Award for Literature, and was republished by Verso in 2018 as a feminist classic. \Stella has also written numerous publications and resources aimed at promoting good practice with Black learners and other minorities, including resources to decolonize and diversify the UK National Curriculum in schools and colleges. She is a founding member of OWAAD (Organisation of Women of African & Asian Descent) a national umbrella group for Black women that emerged in the late 1970s as part of the British civil rights movement. Her career as a writer, artist, and education activist spans over 40 years. She has written numerous publications and resources aimed at promoting good practice with Black learners and other minorities, including resources to decolonize and diversify the UK National Curriculum in schools and colleges Book choices: Finding A Voice by Amrit Wilson Other Kinds of Dreams by Julia Sudbury Half the Sky: How to Change the World by Nicholas D Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn Music: Black Woman by Judy Mowatt Let there be Peace by Sweet Honey in the Rock Object: Stella’s gold earring(s) - which she had made in Ghana 20 odd years ago, based on the Ghanaian 'Nyinkyim' Adinkra symbol which literally means 'twistings' and stands for initiative, dynamism and versatility Additional notes: Order The Heart of the Race https://www.versobooks.com/books/2694-the-heart-of-the-race and A Kick in the Belly https://www.versobooks.com/books/3699-a-kick-in-the-belly Follow us on twitter @f_travelled and tweet us with your feminist companions with #ThisIsMyCanon Music and sound production by Ruari Paterson Achenbach Artwork by Katharine Davies-Herbst The F Less Travelled...Tracing Feminist Pathways is brought to you in collaboration with The Centre for Feminist Research and with support from the Centre for Urban and Community Research and Methods Labs, all based at Goldsmiths. To make our conversations more accessible, we include a transcript with every episode. Read our conversation with Stella here.
44:25
September 06, 2021
The F Less Travelled... Guilaine Kinouani
The F Less Travelled... Guilaine Kinouani
The F Less Travelled… with Guilaine Kinouani. Guilaine is a UK based French radical and critical psychologist. She's a therapist, equality consultant and award nominated writer of the blog racereflections.co.uk. She works as a senior psychologist and is an adjunct professor at Syracuse University in London. Her first book Living While Black: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Racial Trauma is available now. Book choices: Sister Outsider - Audre Lorde Black Skin White Masks - Frantz Fanon White Racism: A Psychohistory - Joel Kovel Music: Le cul entre 2 chaises - Bisso na Bisso Talkin' About A Revolution - Tracy Chapman Object: African drum Additional notes: Race Reflections blog: https://racereflections.co.uk/ Living While Black: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Racial Trauma - Guilaine Kinouani Tweet Guilaine https://twitter.com/KGuilaine  Follow us on twitter @f_travelled and tweet us with your feminist companions with #ThisIsMyCanon Music and sound production by Ruari Paterson Achenbach Artwork by Katharine Davies-Herbst The F Less Travelled...Tracing Feminist Pathways is brought to you in collaboration with The Centre for Feminist Research and with support from the Centre for Urban and Community Research and Methods Labs, all based at Goldsmiths. To make our conversations more accessible, we include a transcript with every episode. Read our conversation with Guilaine here.
45:27
August 31, 2021
The F Less Travelled... June Reid
The F Less Travelled... June Reid
The F Less Travelled… with June Reid. June is an MA Cultural Studies student at Goldsmiths and is researching Black females who run and operate all female sound systems in the UK. She herself has co-run and co-operated Nzinga Soundz alongside her long term friend, Lynda Rosenoir-Patten. Outside of University she works part-time as a Registrar of Births, Death and Marriages. During the 80s she was very active in the arts and cultural sectors including working with CEDDO Film and Video Workshop; and sitting on the Boards of Apples & Snakes (performance poetry), Munirah Theatre Company (Black Women's Theatre) and the Black Art Gallery/Organisation for Black Arts Advancement and Learning Activities (OBAALA). Book choices: Acts of Faith: Daily Meditations for People of Colour - Iyanla Vanzant The Spook Who Sat by the Door - Sam Greenlee Intersectionality - Patricia Hill Collins and Sirma Bilge Music: One Drop - Bob Marley Someday We'll All Be Free - Donny Hathaway Object: Her friend - June Dennis Additional notes: Watch Steve McQueens Uprising https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m000y317/uprising Tweet June https://twitter.com/JuneRei29195898 and Nzinga Soundz https://twitter.com/NzingaSoundz Follow us on twitter @f_travelled and tweet us with your feminist companions with #ThisIsMyCanon Music and sound production by Ruari Paterson Achenbach Artwork by Katharine Davies-Herbst The F Less Travelled...Tracing Feminist Pathways is brought to you in collaboration with The Centre for Feminist Research and with support from the Centre for Urban and Community Research and Methods Labs, all based at Goldsmiths. To make our conversations more accessible, we include a transcript with every episode. Read our conversation with June here.
35:44
August 23, 2021
The F Less Travelled... Amelia & Sabrina
The F Less Travelled... Amelia & Sabrina
The F Less Travelled… with Amelia & Sabrina We're doing things a little bit differently in this episode and are taking the time to introduce each other and share our 3-2-1! Amelia is an actor, writer and facilitator blending creative arts and community building. Whether her own words or bringing life to others, Amelia’s practice is centred around story-telling vectored at the intersection of race, class & gender. In her day job, Sabrina works as a part-time strategy consultant, project manager and workshop facilitator primarily with media houses, technology companies and educational charities, which helps fund her passion for writing. We're both also part-time students on the MA Gender, Media and Culture course at Goldsmiths, UOL Book choices: On Beauty - Zadie Smith Heart of the Race - Beverly Bryan, Stella Dadzie, and Suzanne Scafe Living a Feminist Life - Sara Ahmed The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch Her Body and Other Parties - Carmen Maria Machado Black Unicorn - Audrey Lorde Music: Both Hands - Arni DiFranco My Queen is Harriet Tubman - Sons of Kemet Funkier than a Mosquito's Tweeter - Nina Simone Nont for Sale - Sudan Archives Objects: A deck of tarot cards An ink drawing gifted by Rachel Valentine Smith Additional notes: Tweet us and follow us on twitter @f_travelled and tweet us with your feminist companions with #ThisIsMyCanon Music and sound production by Ruari Paterson Achenbach Artwork by Katharine Davies-Herbst The F Less Travelled...Tracing Feminist Pathways is brought to you in collaboration with The Centre for Feminist Research and with support from the Centre for Urban and Community Research and Methods Labs, all based at Goldsmiths. To make our conversations more accessible, we include a transcript with every episode. Read our conversation here.
33:06
August 16, 2021
The F Less Travelled... Grace M. Cho
The F Less Travelled... Grace M. Cho
The F Less Travelled… with Grace M. Cho Grace M. Cho is the author of Tastes Like War, published in May 2021 (U.S release) with Feminist Press, and Haunting the Korean Diaspora: Shame, Secrecy, and the Forgotten War, which received a 2010 book award from the American Sociological Association. Her writings have appeared in journals such as the New Inquiry, Poem Memoir Story, Contexts, Gastronomica, Feminist Studies, Womens Studies Quarterly, and Qualitative Inquiry. She is Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. Book choices: The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison Teaching to Transgress: Education as the practice of freedom - bell hooks Dict​​ée - Theresa Hak Kyung Cha Music: Four Women - Nina Simone Changes - David Bowie Object: Photograph of Grace and her mother in Korea, shortly before moving to the U.S. Additional notes: We apologise for the sound quality of this episode. We had a problem with the original recording, but didn’t want to lose the wonderful words from Grace. Tweet Grace https://twitter.com/GraceMCho and follow us on twitter @f_travelled and tweet us with your feminist companions with #ThisIsMyCanon Music and sound production by Ruari Paterson Achenbach Artwork by Katharine Davies-Herbst The F Less Travelled...Tracing Feminist Pathways is brought to you in collaboration with The Centre for Feminist Research and with support from the Centre for Urban and Community Research and Methods Labs, all based at Goldsmiths. To make our conversations more accessible, we include a transcript with every episode. Read our conversation with Grace here.
46:06
August 09, 2021
The F Less Travelled... Chipo Chung
The F Less Travelled... Chipo Chung
The F Less Travelled… with Chipo Chung. Chipo is an actor and theatre maker, activist, and now burgeoning writer-producer. She works in theatre and television internationally, and her most notable performances include “The Master” in Into the Badlands, “Mary Magdalene” in A.D The Bible Continues and the title role of “Dido, Queen of Carthage” for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Book choices: The Second Sex - Simone de Beauvoire The Beauty Myth - Naomi Wolf Women, Sex and Power - Scilla Elworthy Music: Get Up - Salt n Pepa Behind the Wall - Tracey Chapman Object: International Women's Day poster circa 1987 for Vancouver Co-operative Radio Additional notes: Tweet Chipo and follow us on twitter @f_travelled Share your feminist companions with #ThisIsMyCanon Music and sound production by Ruari Paterson-Achenbach Artwork by Katharine Davies-Herbst The F Less Travelled...Tracing Feminist Pathways is brought to you in collaboration with The Centre for Feminist Research and with support from the Centre for Urban and Community Research and Methods Labs, all based at Goldsmiths. To make our conversations more accessible, we include a transcript with every episode. Read our conversation with Chipo here.
40:10
August 02, 2021
The F Less Travelled... Dr Awino Okech
The F Less Travelled... Dr Awino Okech
The F Less Travelled… with Dr Awino Okech. Awino is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London. Dr Okech also has a much longer history of gender and conflict programming work in Africa with a range of international and national organisations. Book choices: Pedagogy of the oppressed - Paulo Freire Decolonising Methodologies - Linda Tuhiwai Smith I will write what I like - Steve Biko Music: Any Congolese Rhumba music by Franco or Madilu System Object: Her late mother’s rings Additional notes: Awino’s article on citational politics  Tweet Awino and follow us on twitter @f_travelled  Share your feminist companions with #ThisIsMyCanon Music and sound production by Ruari Paterson Achenbach Artwork by Katharine Davies-Herbst The F Less Travelled...Tracing Feminist Pathways is brought to you in collaboration with The Centre for Feminist Research and with support from the Centre for Urban and Community Research and Methods Labs, all based at Goldsmiths. To make our conversations more accessible, we include a transcript with every episode. Read our conversation with Awino here.
47:10
July 26, 2021
The F Less Travelled... Season Butler
The F Less Travelled... Season Butler
The F Less Travelled… with Season Butler. Season is a writer, artist, dramaturg & lecturer in Performance Studies and Creative Writing. She is also Goldsmiths alumni! Book choices: Leonora Carrington - The Hearing Trumpet Toni Morrison - The Bluest Eye Angela Davis - Women, Race and Class Music: Missy Elliot - Pass that Dutch Hole - Violet Object: Her big leather shoulder bag bought on Brick Lane. Follow us on twitter @f_travelled and tweet us with your feminist companions with #ThisIsMyCanon Tweet Season @season_butler Music and sound production by Ruari Paterson Achenbach Artwork by Katharine Davies-Herbst The F Less Travelled... Tracing Feminist Pathways is brought to you in collaboration with The Centre for Feminist Research and with support from the Centre for Urban and Community Research and Methods Labs, all based at Goldsmiths. To make our conversations more accessible, we include a transcript with every episode. Read our conversation with Season here.
42:11
July 19, 2021
The F Less Travelled... Dr Louise Chambers
The F Less Travelled... Dr Louise Chambers
The F Less Travelled… with Dr Louise Chambers Louise is co-convenor of the Gender, media & culture MA at Goldsmiths and teaches Amelia & Sabrina. Book choices: Valerie Walkerdine (1990) Schoolgirl Fictions Judith Butler (2004) Undoing Gender Grace M. Cho (2008) Haunting the Korean Diaspora Music: Patti Smith (1975) Horses X-Ray Spex (1978) Identity Object: The tattoo on her right shoulder that tells the story of Lilith (by the artist Julie Bell) Follow us on twitter @f_travelled and tweet us with your feminist companions with #ThisIsMyCanon Music and sound production by Ruari Paterson Achenbach Artwork by Katharine Davies-Herbst The F Less Travelled...Tracing Feminist Pathways is brought to you in collaboration with The Centre for Feminist Research and with support from the Centre for Urban and Community Research and Methods Labs, all based at Goldsmiths. Additional notes: Books mentioned Avery Gordon (1997) Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination To make our conversations more accessible, we include a transcript with every episode. Read our conversation with Louise here.
38:41
July 12, 2021
The F Less Travelled... The Prepisode!
The F Less Travelled... The Prepisode!
Welcome to The F Less Travelled... Tracing Feminist Pathways. In this teaser Amelia & Sabrina introduce themselves and the ideas behind the podcast. Transcript: Introducing The F Less Travelled... Tracing feminist pathways with Amelia & Sabrina We’re making space for stories and feminist journeys, inviting guests to share 3 books 2 songs 1 object. Things that have been their feminist friends along the road. Welcome to the Prepisode! Yes it’s the pre-episode, the moment before we officially start, because our feminism doesn't need to be official! We’re thrilled to start tracing feminist pathways with academics, artists, activists and you! This podcast is devised as a sharing space for us to learn from one another… Brought to you from the Centre for Feminist Research with support from the Centre for Urban and Community Research and Methods Lab, all at Goldsmiths. Hello it’s Amelia here, I’m a mature student on the Gender, media & culture MA at Goldsmiths (though saying that out loud- I’m not entirely sure what mature means!). In my other life I’m also an actor, writer & facilitator with a passion for all kinds of story-telling… I’m so excited to see where this series of interviews takes us... And hello from Sabrina...In my day job I work as a tech consultant, project manager and workshop facilitator. I met Amelia on our MA course where we wondered how we could extend our learning beyond the walls of the university, and in one of our rambling conversations the idea for this podcast was born. So that’s us… we can’t wait to hear from you folx and to share the wonderful work & stories from our guests including Grace M Cho, Season Butler and Awino Okech. We’re ready to make some feminist fire! So please subscribe to The F Less Travelled… wherever you get your podcasts and say hello on Twitter @f_travelled. #ThisIsMyCanon The F Less Travelled… Tracing Feminist Pathways… Coming soon! With feminist love, Amelia and Sabrina x
02:13
June 29, 2021