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.

 

Links mentioned:

 

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Feminist Killjoys podcast on Facebook and Instagram

Cheeky Kitty on Facebook and Instagram

Beth Barila’s website

Fifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes

 

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Ep 6 – South Dakota

Fifty Feminist States

 

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]

 

Links mentioned:

 

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Toni Miller’s campaign on Facebook

Rachel Willson’s campaign on Facebook

Fifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes

 

 

 

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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]

 

Links mentioned:

 

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Wiljar as Ms. North Dakota United States on Facebook

Sacred Stone Camp on Facebook

Fifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes

 

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Ep 4 – Montana

Fifty Feminist States Montana

 

In this episode, Amelia travels across Montana and speaks with state senator Diane Sands and Montana Racial Equity project (MTREP) volunteer Aspen Hougan about the history of feminist activism in Montana and the work that still needs to be done.

 

 

Show Notes

In this episode, we hear from Diane Sands, a current senator in the Montana senate who has a long history of feminist activism in the state. She discusses the progressive history that has made Montana one of the more radical Mid/Mountain-west states and the work she’s done to keep it that way. Amelia also speaks with Aspen Hougan, a volunteer for the Montana Racial Equity Project, about the reality of racial injustice in Montana and building racial literacy in the state.

 

Highlights include:
  • “You’ve just got to learn to stretch your eyes.” [5:00]
  • Generalist feminism + making it up in the Midwest [11:35 – 14:45]
  • Dismantling Hatred workshop [22:50 – 25:30]

 

Links mentioned:

 

Follow:

Diane Sands on Facebook.

MTREP on Facebook and Instagram

Fifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes

 

 

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Ep 3 – Idaho

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In this episode, Amelia travels to Idaho and learns about body positivity from fat feminist activist + artist Amy Pence-Brown.

Show Notes

In this episode, we hear from Amy Pence-Brown about her body positive art and activism, including her 2015 Stand for Self Love and the Rad Camps she runs for women and teens.

 

Highlights include:
  • What is body positivity? [6:10 – 9:00]
  • The Stand for Self Love [11:30 – 16:15]
  • RADCAMP: A Body Positive Boot Camp For Feminists [16:45 – 18:55]
  • Why body positivity has to be feminist and feminism has to be body positive [20:30 – 22:30]

 

Links mentioned:

 

Follow:

Amy Pence-Brown on Instagram

Fifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes

 

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Ep 2 – Wyoming

 

In this episode, Amelia travels across Wyoming to speak with Dr. Colleen Denney about the history of suffrage in Wyoming and Jessica Baker about women in Wyoming’s ski scene.

 

Show Notes

In this episode, we have two conversations—one with Professor Colleen Denney about the history of women’s suffrage in Wyoming along with the current unequal conditions there for women, and another with ski guide Jessica Baker about succeeding in the male-dominated field of guiding and extreme sports.

 

Highlights include:
  • How women got the right to vote in Wyoming 50 years before the 19th amendment [4:45 – 7:40]
  • Becoming the first woman heli-ski guide [10:40 – 12:25]
  • Advice on succeeding in a male-dominated profession [13:40 – 14:25]

 

Links mentioned:

 

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Jessica Baker on Instagram

Fifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes

 

 

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Ep 1 – Nebraska

 

Season one of Fifty Feminist States is here! In this episode, the feminist road trip begins in Nebraska, where Amelia talks to Coop, Amber and Alex about doulas, birth work, and home births in the state ranked 49th for reproductive rights.

 

 

Show Notes

In this episode, we talk about Nebraska’s problematic history with reproductive rights, different conceptions of doulas and birthwork, and the many influences that impact hospital and home births.

We also learn about Amelia’s family’s history in Nebraska and what it’s like to be in the nascent stages of organizing.

 

Highlights include:

  • What is a doula? [5:55 – 7:30]
  • What is birthwork? [7:30 – 9:15]
  • Hospital and home births in Nebraska [10:10 – 14:45]

 

Links mentioned:

 

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Fifty Feminist States on Instagram and iTunes!

 

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