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 13)
In this episode of Dare to Use the F-Word, Research Assistant Michelle Chen ’15 interviews Barnard Zine Librarian Jenna Freedman and founder of As[I]Am Jordan Alam ’13 on zines as a feminist project. The episode also features interviews with participants at the NYC Feminist Zine Fest 2014, held at Barnard College.
(Dare to Use The F-Word, Episode 12)
In this episode of Dare to Use the F-Word, Carly Crane ’15 interviews 27-year-old Caitlin O’Connell, site coordinator of the Red River Women’s Clinic, the only legal abortion provider in all of North Dakota. Caitlin shares with us the challenges of facing anti-abortion protestors and legislation, and how reproductive rights intersect with other economic developments in the state.
(Dare to Use The F-Word, Episode 11)
In this episode of Dare to Use the F-Word, we interview Caritas Doha of Sakhi for South Asian Women about her work to help young women who immigrated to the U.S. as children apply for employment authorization under a new program called DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Caritas explores the unique vulnerabilities experienced by women and children who are undocumented immigrants and survivors of violence.
(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.”