Dare to Use the F-Word
Dare to Use the F-Word tells the stories of today’s feminists through the art, the ideas, the community, and the activism that define them. These monthly podcasts, co-produced by the Barnard Center for Research on Women and Barnard College Communications, will bring you interviews, conversations, and voices making change to create a more just world. And there’s no better place to do this than at Barnard. For nearly 125 years, this College, in the vibrant City of New York, with the first center for research on women in the US, has been a hub of young feminist activity—a place where theory and practice, scholarship and action, converge. We dare to use the F-Word. We hope you’ll join us.
(Dare to Use The F-Word, Episode 10)
In this episode, we speak with Jade Foster, the creator of The Revival Poetry Tour. The salon-style poetry tour aims to create a community of queer women of color through the art of the spoken word.
(Dare to Use The F-Word, Episode 9)
In this episode of Dare to Use the F-Word, we speak with Miriam Zoila Pérez, one of the founders of The Doula Project and the author of The Radical Doula Guide. She discusses her work supporting individuals through pregnancy, birth, abortion, and miscarriage.
(Dare to Use The F-Word, Episode 8)
In the second half of our two-part series, we focus on the story of Nilab Nusrat. Nilab is a 17-year-old Afghan woman who survived her father’s self-immolation; lived in an Afghan prison; was separated from her home and from her family; and is now working to improve the lives of women and children in Afghanistan.
(Dare to Use The F-Word, Episode 7)
In this episode of Dare to Use the F-Word, we focus on the idea of perfection. Barnard President Debora Spar, author of Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection, sits down with millennial feminist Jamia Wilson to discuss how the drive for perfection affects young women.
(Dare to Use The F-Word, Episode 6)
This month’s Dare to Use the F-Word is the first episode in a two-part series on the work of millennial feminists active in different areas of the globe. Our guests include youth mentor Mary Mwende from Kenya, peace activist Meena Sharma from Nepal, and women’s rights activist Nini Chanturia from Georgia.
(Dare to Use The F-Word, Episode 4) This month on Dare to Use the F-Word, we focus on media representations of young women. We speak with Jamie Keiles of “The Seventeen Magazine Project” and you’ll hear Alexandra Cale offer a feminist analysis of “Documented Instances of Public Eating.”
(Dare to Use The F-Word, Episode 3) In this special episode of Dare to Use the F-Word, we bring Julie Zeilinger (feminist blogger, author, and Barnard student) together with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Anna Quindlen to discuss the evolution of millennial feminism.
(Dare to Use The F-Word, Episode 2) This episode of Dare to Use The F-Word is all about the One Billion Rising movement to end gender-based violence. We have stories and voices from the rising at Washington Square Park; you’ll hear an interview with the director of the Barnard-Columbia production of The Vagina Monologues; and we have performance of an original monologue about slut-shaming in the style of a slam poem.
(Dare to Use the F-Word, Episode 1) In our first episode of Dare to Use The F-Word, we focus on the street harassment phenomenon. We have interviews and conversations with Emily May from Hollaback!; Sydnie Mosley of The Window Sex Project; and the creator of Catcalled, Sonia Saraiya.