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
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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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Ep 7 – Minnesota

 

In this episode, Amelia travels to the Twin Cities in Minnesota and speaks with a number of feminist activists working on very different projects. Tune in to learn more about feminist podcasting, yoga in academic settings, trivia for reproductive justice, and immigration in the Trump era.

 

 

Show Notes

In this episode, we hear from Raechel and Melody of the Feminist Killjoy, PhDs podcast, Professor Beth Barila, Cheeky Kitty Minneapolis, and immigration attorney Julia Decker — all feminists in the Twin Cities who work on different projects surrounding gender justice. This episode is jam-packed with ideas and inspiration for feminist activism and a great portrait of how much work just one (or really two here) city can hold.

 

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Ep 6 – South Dakota

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In this episode, Amelia travels to Sioux Falls, South Dakota to speak with two local women running for political office for the first time.

 

 

Show Notes

In this episode, we hear from Toni Miller and Rachel Willson, two South Dakota women currently running for offices in South Dakota’s state legislature. Hear what inspired them to run and why they’re hopeful for their campaigns and the future of South Dakota.

 

Highlights include:
  • Why Toni decided to run for office [2:30 – 3:50]
  • Why Rachel decided to run for office [5:45 – 8:15]
  • LGBT representation in South Dakota [8:25 – 10:25]

 

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Ep 5 – North Dakota

 

In this episode, Amelia travels to North Dakota and the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to speak with Ladonna Brave Bull Allard, the founder of the Sacred Stone Camp at Standing Rock, and Wiljar Ojuro, Ms. North Dakota United States.

 

Show Notes

In this episode, we hear from marginalized voices that find strength in the soil of North Dakota. Ladonna Brave Bull Allard is a grandmother, historian, and activist who founded the Sacred Stone Camp at Standing Rock during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests and now travels around the world building indigenous environmental movements. Wiljar Ojuro is a young, African American woman who works at North Dakota’s only women’s health clinic offering abortions and represents North Dakota as Ms. North Dakota United States.

 

Highlights include:
  • Standing Rock + Mni Wiconi around the world [8:20 – 10:30]
  • The role of women in the Dakota Access Pipeline protests [11:00 – 13:00]
  • “I’m old now, which means that I can be more daring, more brave, more fierce than anything that ever walked this earth.” [18:30 – 18:50]
  • Being African American in North Dakota [22:30 – 24:45]
  • Pageants as a tool for empowerment [25:00 – 26:30]

 

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Wiljar as Ms. North Dakota United States on Facebook

Sacred Stone Camp on Facebook

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