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The Tea of FIT

The Tea of FIT

By W27 FIT Newspaper

A podcast made for and by young twenty something college students trying to navigate the pandemic and investigating topics that matter to us. Living life amidst COVID-19 and having to attend classes remotely has shed light on the fact that we need to listen to what young people have to say; this podcast is our way of doing that.
The Tea of FIT is brought to you by W27, The Fashion Institute of Technology's Newspaper from New York City.
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"I Survived an Illegal Abortion in Birmingham, Alabama in 1969"

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"I Survived an Illegal Abortion in Birmingham, Alabama in 1969"
"I Survived an Illegal Abortion in Birmingham, Alabama in 1969"
On May 3, 2022 people took to the streets in protest of the U.S. Supreme Court's leaked draft revealing a preemptive decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Hundreds of signs in support of reproductive rights flooded Foley Square, New York City, but one sign in particular stood out amongst the crowd. W27 Correspondent, Dana Flores, interviewed Angela Fremont, an abortion survivor, activist, and artist who stood firmly holding a sign reading, "I SURVIVED AN ILLEGAL ABORTION in Birmingham, Alabama in 1969 #NeverAgain." This is her story.
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May 06, 2022
Such a Fun Age, Little Fires Everywhere, and Everything I Never Told You Book Club
Such a Fun Age, Little Fires Everywhere, and Everything I Never Told You Book Club
This is a special episode of TTOFIT where we have discussions about what it means to be in a book club and reconnecting with reading in the past year.
07:59
June 30, 2021
Karen and Her Roots in Nationalism
Karen and Her Roots in Nationalism
Content Warning: this episode has descriptions and audio from racial violence and dsicussions of sexual assault and rape. Did you ever stop to think if the term Karen has roots in nationalism? Join us while we discuss how historically weaponizing white femininity against BIPOC people and minorities has led to today's Karen.
15:36
May 31, 2021
Diverse Oscars Nominees Means Diverse Winners, Right?
Diverse Oscars Nominees Means Diverse Winners, Right?
On February 28, 2021, The 78th Golden Globe Awards aired on television. Many of the nominees and winners were somewhat controversial because it seemed diverse on the surface, but was it really? On March 15, the 93rd Academy Awards had a slightly more diverse group of nominees, echoing the same issues from the 2015 #OscarSoWhite movement of awareness started by April Reign. There are spoilers for Moxie and Sound of Metal in this episode. What is HFPA? 2021 Golden Globes group has no Black members https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2021-02-21/hfpa-golden-globes-2021-who-are-the-members (LA Times) Full LA Times coverage of the Golden Globes: https://www.latimes.com/topic/golden-globes It Could Be the Most Diverse Oscars Ever, but the Problem Isn’t Solved https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/movies/oscars-diversity.html (NYT) Oscar Nominations 2020: Still So White https://www.vulture.com/2020/01/oscar-nominations-2020-still-so-white.html The Future Belongs to Minari's Steven Yeun https://www.gq.com/story/steven-yeun-april-cover-profile (GQ) Golden Globes See Diverse Slate of Winners as Streamers Keep Gaining https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/02/28/movies/live-updates-golden-globes-highlights (NYT) IG account that exposed the GG: https://www.instagram.com/deuxmoi/?hl=en
01:07:00
March 21, 2021
FoodIsLove: Black Culture and its Culinary Love Language
FoodIsLove: Black Culture and its Culinary Love Language
During the month of February we celebrated love, and we celebrated Black history. Join us for a flavor-filled conversation as we invite three guests to share their unique perspectives on food as a love language in Black culture. COVID-19 has changed Gen Z's relationship with cooking--from loaves of banana bread to baked feta pasta, but in the Black community, food has always been center stage. It's how we celebrate, how we remember and how we create long-lasting bonds. Our Instagram: @w27newspaper https://www.instagram.com/w27newspaper/ Our email: w27_newspaper@fitnyc.edu Lauren Brown @grooveyards Khyla D’Shaye @khyist Self help & Motivation @lafemmenoire.co Luxury skincare for black women Ashleigh Simpson @ucleigh Keys La’Ché @keyslache @flavorbehavior Young NYC foodies https://www.flavor-behavior.com/ Shouts Outs in episodes: L.A. @immortalisedbydesign Prince @privce Infused Sweet Plantains @flavorfoodco Read our latest W27 issue: https://issuu.com/w27newspaper/docs/w27_fall_2020_p Sources and Related Media: Articles Mentioned: https://civileats.com/2015/09/03/why-food-belongs-in-our-discussions-of-race/ https://www.foodandwine.com/news/black-communities-food-as-protest https://www.blackfoodie.co/the-humble-history-of-soul-food https://africanamericancultureslp.weebly.com/food.html
55:57
March 05, 2021
#Girlboss: Is it Time to Move on?
#Girlboss: Is it Time to Move on?
Are we ready to move on from the facade of the #girlboss? Join us today as we try to figure out if girlboss is a good or bad thing and who it is. Please contact us if you are an FIT student who would like to join the W27 newspaper team! No experience needed. Our Instagram: @w27newspaper https://www.instagram.com/w27newspaper/ Our email: w27_newspaper@fitnyc.edu Read our latest W27 issue: https://issuu.com/w27newspaper/docs/w27_fall_2020_pages Related media and sources: How Working Parents Share Parenting and Household Responsibilities (Pew Research Center) https://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2015/11/04/raising-kids-and-running-a-household-how-working-parents-share-the-load/ Who Gets to Be a #GirlBoss? by Jane Harkness (Medium) https://medium.com/athena-talks/who-gets-to-be-a-girlboss-89a1ec4af96f Work as identity, burnout as lifestyle - Vox Conversations (Ezra Klein podcast) https://open.spotify.com/episode/0sCNzc0bRiisT7ZXS2PjBW COVID-19: a Gender Lens https://www.unfpa.org/sites/default/files/resource-pdf/COVID-19_A_Gender_Lens_Guidance_Note.pdf The Wing Founder Audrey Gelman Resigns as Staff Protests (NYTimes) https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/11/style/the-wing-ceo-audrey-gelman-resigns.html What If Women Had the Power? The Power by Naomi Alderman book review (The Atlantic) https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/10/what-if-women-had-the-power/543135/
24:48
February 04, 2021
The BIPOC Experience at FIT: Through Our Eyes 2020
The BIPOC Experience at FIT: Through Our Eyes 2020
The socially-distanced documentary “Through Our Eyes 2020” was made to amplify voices of Black, Indigenous, and POC students on the Fashion Institute of Technology’s campus. The 2019-2020 school year has impacted students' lives deeply. The documentary features interviews with eight current and former FIT students regarding how the 2019-2020 school year, in addition to racism on campus, affects their educational and creative lives. The students discuss their experiences with the racist MFA Fashion Show, the COVID-19 crisis, and the Black Lives Matters uprisings across the nation. Today we get to have a discussion with the students behind the documentary. Watch the documentary Through Our Eyes 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFlWFZd58k4&t=13s Through Our Eyes: 2020 was directed and produced by: Ashley Vargas @art.ley William Mun @greyelation Aurora Hinz @aurora_hinz Spotlight @spotlight_fitnyc  Related Media: Ayad Akhtar and Cathy Park Hong: Is the Personal Always Political? (Bookable podcast) Your Anti-racism Books Are a Means, Not an End (The Atlantic) On Target being looted in Minneapolis: Target looting draws attention to company's history with police (Vox) Book Review 'Hood Feminism' Is A Call For Solidarity In A Less-Than-Inclusive Movement (NPR) Self Evident Podcast: Conversations About Conversations 'Blackout Tuesday' Draws Participants, And Skepticism, Across The Music Industry (NPR’s Codeswitch) Stevie Wonder's Love's In Need Of Love Today (YouTube) Rina Sawayama (Spotify) Why on-screen representation matters, according to these teens (PBS) Non-profit Esa’s Instagram
01:09:22
December 29, 2020
Remote Learning: Students and Professors on Cameras, Time Zones, and COVID-19 College Parties
Remote Learning: Students and Professors on Cameras, Time Zones, and COVID-19 College Parties
Remote learning has disrupted education for students and professors alike, and today we are creating a dialogue between the two to improve the situation. Check out our Fall 2020 Issue: At Home Edition W27 Article on Remote Learning by Abigail Zwirecki on page 4 of the Fall 2020 Issue Background 0:00 Initial reaction to canceled classes 1:14 Did FIT give us enough resources? 9:30 How professors are adjusting the classwork 13:30 Students’ submissions about their experience 18:17 College students partying in groups during COVID-19 20:54 Being a textile design/art student during COVID-19 26:40 Varying time zones in remote learning 38:45 Is it okay for professors to require having your camera on? 40:00 Would we go back in person for Spring 2021? 48:49 Concluding thoughts 51:05 If you’re a student who needs to communicate with FIT professors through the Counseling Office, you can call 212-217-4260. There is also a live chat through the FIT Health Portal. Why some people can’t come to terms with COVID-19’s realities (CNN) Thank you to Luisa, Molly, and Mariah for sending us their experiences with remote learning, and thank you to Professor Valero, Brownlee, and Foristal for speaking with us. You can send us your thoughts and suggestions via Instagram or email. Please feel free to give us a rating on your podcast app. Instagram: @w27_newspaper Email: w27_newspaper@fitnyc.edu
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November 26, 2020