(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.
In this panel, young feminist activists discuss their areas of interest, what they see as the major challenges for feminist movements, how organizing today compares to that by previous generations, intersections between feminism and other approaches to social justice, and how to build coalitions that can enact structural change. Panelists include Dior Vargas, Sydnie Mosley ’07, and Julie Zeilinger ’15. The discussion also included Jessica Danforth, who is not included in the recording at her request. Dina Tyson ’13 moderated the panel.
Sonia Pierre (1963-2011), mobilized communities in the Dominican Republic to advocate for citizenship and human rights for Dominicans of Haitian descent. As the director of Movimiento de Mujeres Dominico-Haitiana (MUDHA), she used legal challenges in domestic and international courts to defend the citizenship rights of first and second generation children born on Dominican soil. This panel highlights the activism of young women who are moving forward with Sonia Pierre’s work on behalf of Dominicans of Haitian descent, and addresses the question of how international pressure impacts efforts by marginalized groups to demand recognition. Panelists include Manuela (Solange) Pierre, Sonia Pierre’s oldest daughter, and the founder and coordinator of the Dominican Network of Young African Descendants (Red Dominicana de Jóvenes Afrodescendientes); Ninaj Raoul, the Executive Director of Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees; Monisha Bajaj, Associate Professor of International and Comparative Education at Teachers College; Minerva Leticia Solange, daughter of Sonia Pierre; and Miriam Neptune (moderator), video producer and director of Birthright Crisis, an award-winning documentary depicting the cycle of deportation and violence faced by Dominicans of Haitian descent.