Lighting Myself on Fire
About This Show
A friendship that has spanned across four states, lots of texts, and plenty of feminist outrage and heartache. The dynamic duo, Melissa Hedges and Emily Jensen, met in The Middle of Nowhere, TX (AKA Nacogdoches) in the fall of 2010. Now, a BFA, BA, and 6 years later, Melissa and Emily’s hobbies include, but aren’t limited to: “adulting,” trying not to go broke, constantly looking at plane tickets out of the country, and talking. Lots and lots of talking. Uteruses. Human rights. Game of Thrones. Feminism. Stupid Facebook posts. Disease. Why everyone is getting married and having babies. And, last but certainly not least, how Trump got elected.
Are you a decent human being that understands intersectional feminism? Or simply wants to learn? Or just wants to listen to two funny chicks talk? If so, come listen to these well-read ladies talk about things (like PFPT, what's “pre-funking?”, and male birth control) and try to change the world one episode at a time.
Most Recent Episode
EPISODE 18: WE CAN'T ALL GET A LIFETIME MOVIE
We all try to block out middle school, but teachers can never escape. We all remember our favorite teachers and our least-favorite, but it's safe to say that teaching is a hard job that requires a devotion to learning and thick skin. But the unsung hero today is not a teacher per se, but a school psychologist who must navigate the law of land while looking out for students best interests. Not only do they deal with middle school drama, they help create plans for students with learning disabilities, make recommendations to teachers on their methods, and navigate the maze of state law when it comes to special education assistance. Huge shoutout to secret superhero LINDSEY LAMPERT, who shares her experience in the (outdated) public school system while trying to help students through this crazy life (because four year-olds are now exhibiting signs of anxiety and if that's not a sign that the world is messed up then I don't know what is.)
National Association of School Psychologists: https://www.nasponline.org/
Race to Nowhere (Documentary): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1437364/
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