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Your Own Voice: Gender, Experience & Perspective
21 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
Episode 32: Timestamp Part II
The second of a two-part series and the final episode of Your Own Voice: Gender, Experience & Perspective Podcast. This episode features Gabrielle (she/her), who identifies as a cisgender white woman, and her journey of being an expectant mother during the pandemic. Gabrielle’s story is an example of what happens when life turns on a dime, and coping with sudden and unexpected change.
58 minutes | May 28, 2020
Episode 31: Timestamp Part I
The first of a two-part series, reflections from women around the world about their experiences being a working mother under lockdown during the pandemic. As one woman told me, “We are all under the same storm but in different boats”, and there is value in taking a snapshot of this moment in time, to hear other people’s experiences and perspectives as we all navigate this new world.
30 minutes | May 3, 2020
Episode 30: Lynda
Lynda identifies as female, and as a mom, a teacher and a musician (pronouns: she/her). Among other things, Lynda shared the journey of coming to accept and support her child, who identifies as non-binary.
27 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
Episode 29: Maddie
Maddie identifies as non-binary and gender fluid (pronouns: they/them). Maddie shared about coming out, and the feelings that led them to embrace their identity and use they/them pronouns. Maddie also discussed what it means to be marginalized, and the dynamics that can exist between people from different marginalized groups. Maddie is a professional musician and touched upon the challenges of navigating gender in the music biz.
36 minutes | Apr 5, 2020
Episode 28: Soraya
Soraya identifies as a cisgender, multiethnic woman (pronouns: she/her). Soraya talked about navigating gender as a writer and an activist, and shared ways people can protect themselves online. Among other things, we discussed the pushback that can occur when women tell their #MeToo stories, and constructive ways to channel anger towards creativity and connection.
10 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
Gender Lens TV Review: Schitt's Creek
A new feature from the 'Your Own Voice: Gender Experience & Perspective' Podcast, Gender Lens Reviews look a popular movies and TV shows from a gender perspective. This episode features a review of Schitt's Creek. I love this show, both for the beautiful way it handles gender, sexuality and love...and because it is just plain funny!
27 minutes | Mar 22, 2020
Episode 27: V
V identifies as a black woman, a student and a creative (pronouns: she/her). V shared about dealing with the ‘angry black woman’ stereotype, and pushing back against the expectation to minimize her presence in the world. As someone who works in human resources, V also talked about navigating gender and race in the workplace, and ways everyone can contribute to ending violence against women.
33 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
Episode 26: Elle
Elle identifies as an activist, a feminist, a woman, and an Arab Lebanese-American (pronouns: she/her). This interview took place a few days before Super Tuesday 2020 and we got political; covering topics from women running for office and gender in politics, to women working on the front line of immigration reform. Elle also talked about the importance of ‘building your tribe’ and being in community.
32 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
Episode 25: Sofia
Sofia identifies as an American woman of South Asian heritage, as a child of immigrants, and in lighter situations as a ‘brown woman’. Sofia uses she/her pronouns . Among other things we discussed dealing with anger and gender inequality, being a women in comedy, navigating fear of failure, and what it means to celebrate women and girls.
25 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
Episode 24: Camille
Camille identifies as a woman and uses she/her pronouns. She discussed growing up as a woman of color in the deep south under ‘Jim Crow’ law, and dealing with gender and race. Camille also touched upon the challenges of ageism, and navigating gender, race and age.
38 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
Episode 23: John
John identifies as a straight white man, and has no preferred pronouns. Among other things we talked about gender and privilege, gender and race, and how gender dynamics can impact self-confidence.
35 minutes | Dec 29, 2019
Episode 22: Being Change Part II
The second of a two-part series exploring things that people in the US can do to make a change around gender. Responses ranged from the use of terms and language, engaging in advocacy, getting outside of our bubbles, calling out harmful myths, and talking about things that make us uncomfortable.
34 minutes | Dec 13, 2019
Episode 21: Being Change Part I
The first of a two-part series exploring things that people in the US can do to make a change around gender. Responses ranged from easy steps and simple actions, to deeper ways of engaging with people and the world.
32 minutes | Nov 23, 2019
Episode 20: Possibilities Part II
The second of a two-part series, sharing responses to the question, “What do you think is possible today, given the current conversation around gender, that wasn’t possible a few years ago?” In Part II we hear personal stories about new possibilities that span the gender spectrum. In particular, how differently this upcoming generation approaches gender roles, identity, orientation and expression.
34 minutes | Nov 10, 2019
Episode 19: Possibilities Part I
After six months of one-on-one interviews, I’m taking a step back and sharing responses to the question “What do you think is possible in the current conversation about gender that was not possible even a few years ago?” Possibilities Part I explores accountability and awareness in the post #MeToo era. The next episode, Part II, will explore issues related to gender identity, expression, and orientation and the many generational changes underway.
25 minutes | Oct 5, 2019
Episode Eighteen: Liz
Liz identifies as a female Asian American, and a Chinese American Hapa (pronouns: she/her). Among other things we talked about gender and body image, gender and body shaming, and how race can play into this dynamic.
33 minutes | Sep 20, 2019
Episode Seventeen: Chris
Chris identifies as a hybrid, third-culture kid, and prefers the pronouns he and them. Among other things, Chris talked about the challenges and joys of transitioning, and how it feels to be in between genders. Chris also spoke about the creative potential that can benefit everyone, when people have the space to be who they truly are.
40 minutes | Sep 6, 2019
Episode Sixteen: Rachel
Rachel identifies as a gay, ethnically ambiguous, female naval officer (pronouns: she/her/hers). Among other things, we discussed being a woman in the Navy/military, and how gender stereotypes can impact sailors and veterans alike.
36 minutes | Aug 22, 2019
Episode Fifteen: Quinn
Quinn identifies as queer, non-binary, and a work in progress. Quinn prefers they/them pronouns. Quinn comes from rural Iowa and perceives gender as a culture. Among other things, we discussed non-binary gender identity and the meaning of they/them pronouns.
35 minutes | Aug 11, 2019
Episode Fourteen: Mary Kathryn
Mary Kathryn (MK) identifies as a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, an attorney and a playwright; and prefers the pronouns she and her. MK comes from a lineage of Cherokee Nation citizens who fought to protect women’s rights in the time of the ‘Trail of Tears.’ Through her work as an attorney and a playwright she advocates for the rights of women, children, and Native Americans. As part of our conversation we talked about concrete actions people in the US can take to advocate and project women and children.
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