Episode 16, Part 1 – North Carolina

Fifty Feminist States goes all ‘How I Built This’ with two business-owners in northeastern North Carolina

In the first of three special episodes from northeastern North Carolina, Amelia interviews Danielle Baker of Bakers’ Peanuts in Roxobel, NC and Caroline Stephenson of Cultivator book store in Murfreesboro, NC.

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Episode 15 – Connecticut

How black womxn artists are pioneering new visual modes of seeing and being seen through the lens of fat feminist politics + queer liberation.

In this final episode of season two, Amelia travels to Connecticut to talk to activist, academic + museum educator Alexandra Thomas about her research on Black studies + visual culture and her fat feminist politics, including her call for feminist groups to eat cupcakes together and go be loud in museums.

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Resources:

Combahee River Collective Statement
Wangechi Mutu
Kara Walker
Renée Cox
Nona Faustine
Faith Ringgold
Beyonce’s music video for APESHIT
Ashley Shackleford


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Episode 9, part two – New York

In this episode, Amelia travels to back to New York to talk to Support Ho(s)e organizer Red about their work organizing for the defense of Alisha Walker and what it really means to support sex work and sex workers.

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Resources:

Donate to Alisha + sign a petition demanding her release
Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration
Survived and Punished + the writings of Mariame Kaba
SWOP Behind Bars
Playing the Whore by Melissa Gira Grant
Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights by Juno Mac + Molly Smith


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Episode 14 – Rhode Island

In this episode, Amelia travels to Providence, RI to speak with Samantha Puc, the co-editor of Fatventure Magazine about what it means to make a magazine about fatness that rejects diet culture and the process of coming out as fat.

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And here are the resources Sam mentions:

Fat Girls Hiking
Unlikely Hikers
Virgie Tovar
Jessamyn Stanley


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Episode 13 – Massachusetts

Witching the vote + decolonizing white witchcraft.

In this episode, Amelia travels to Massachusetts to learn a whole lot about witchcraft and political resistance from artist + academic Lakshmi Ramgopal and Paige + Cheryl of Witch the Vote.

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Also be sure to check out these resources about decolonizing witchcraft:

Lou Cornum’s essay on White Magic
Lakshmi’s piece for Broadly on Lakeesha Harris and being a black witch
Diana Rose Harper’s list of POC witches on the Hauswitch community page


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Episode 12 – New Hampshire

Finding work and community aligned with feminist values in seacoast New Hampshire.

In this episode, Amelia travels to New Hampshire to speak with Crystal Paradis, founder of Feminist Oasis. They chat about what the challenges of finding work that’s aligned with your values and what takes to build feminist community. Crystal also shares a few fun (and not so fun) facts about New Hampshire politics.

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Episode 10 – Vermont


Apothecaries and climate change in Vermont.

In this episode, Amelia travels to Vermont to speak with herbalist Emma Merritt of Railyard Apothecary in Burlington, VT + PhD candidate Lucia Green-Weiskel, an academic and mother living in Johnson, VT. Together, we think about how we can reshape our relationship with plants and the planet through cooperative + domestic labor.


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Lucia’s work in the Huffington Post and the Nation
and the recycled fabric dolls she sells on Etsy




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Episode 9, part one – New York


Organizing for Palestinian liberation in upstate New York.


In this episode, Amelia travels to Syracuse, New York to speak with Dr. Ashley Bohrer about her work with the Center for Jewish Nonviolence. We learn a lot about Palestine, Israel, and contemporary Jewish identity in the US.


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Episode 8 – Pennsylvania


Queer family + native identity in Centre County, PA.


In this episode, Amelia travels to Pennsylvania and speaks to Brooklyn and Sarah — two activists and artists from Chicago who are living in Centre County, PA. Tune in for a conversation about trans + queer identity, native + indigenous politics, and what it means to make a home in a place that isn’t particularly welcoming to you.



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