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Feminist Enough On The Radio!

Check out this awesome interview I did with KPFK’s Feminist Magazine - thank you so much for all of your support - more to come soon! - SW

Listen HERE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kpfk-feminist-magazine/id505520679

And yes - you can submit your WRITTEN #FeministEnough manifesto/thought to feministenough@gmail.com and we will include it in the project! 

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Show Description:

When Shannon Washington invited women of color to speak their truths about feminism, she set off a controversy that has gone viral. Her blog and video series challenges popular and mainstream views of what feminism is and what a feminist should look like. And she features women delivering their own personal manifestos.
From that point of departure, our in studio guests Felicia Montes and Caroline Heldman are taking off.
Felicia ‘Fe’ Montes is a Xicana Indigenous artist, activist, academic, community & event organizer, educator, femcee, designer, poet, and performer living and working in the Los Angeles area. An established Xicana cultural worker of a new generation, she has worked on various transnational art and organizing efforts from Chiapas to LA. Fe is the co-founder and coordinating member of Mujeres de Maiz, In Lak Ech and Urban Xic.
Dr. Caroline Heldman is an Assistant Professor of Politics at Occidental College in Los Angeles. She specializes in the presidency, race, and gender. She’s a commentator for Fox News and Al Jazeera and co-edited “Rethinking Madame President: Are We Ready for a Woman in the White House?” Caroline is also a Totalitarian liberal. Radical feminist. Author. Metal head. Martial artist. Political scientist. Talking head.

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On Beyonce, Being “Cute” and Feminism

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"SHE THINK SHE CUTE!"

It’s 1991. I’m on the bus and I am getting it from a neighborhood girl and her friend. From name calling to ugly looks and sneers. Finally, ol’ girl decides to step. She was about 2 years older, with a woman’s body and at least 10 pounds on me. I didn’t know her name or where she lived, all I knew is that I was outnumbered and terrified. 

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I’m Feminist Enough To, Manifestos - Vol. 1, New York

It’s the first video! Real women saying real things. 

A special thank you to Lyani Powers, Hillary Crosley, Leilani Montes, Venus Okeke, Clover Hope and Shantrelle Lewis for their words. Pounds and tipped brims to Berman Fenelus for the camera love and The Stuyvesants for the track…which is from their new project The Finer Things—which is awesome. 

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