Recording this episode was so much fun because Kendra and Sylvie are smart and inspiring and interesting and funny. FEMINISTS ARE THE BEST END OF STORY. Anyway, come hang out and talk about why law school is saturated in oppressive structures and what some rad feminists are doing to try to make it a little more liveable for people it has historically excluded. If you’d like to read some more on these awesome humans or related topics, here are some links!
- I talked about this in episode 1.13, but Kendra has an incredible essay on on the idea of rest and you should go read it. And check out the rest of her blog while you’re there.
- You should also read Sylvie’s essay on violence against Indigenous women and the complexities of family history.
- Here’s a piece that will give you some context on Laverne Cox’s comments about bathrooms and public space.
- If you’d like to learn more about decolonizing gender, I found a zine on that very topic (whenever possible, learn things from zines.) And here’s a great discussion of the role of the two-spirit voices decolonization.
- You know what? Here’s one more, by incredible Indigenous trans poet Gwen Benaway: “It is common to see Indigenous trans women as a modern creation, but we are a sacred expression of our nation’s worldviews and sovereignty.”
The podcast theme song is “Mesh Shirt” by Mom Jeans off their album “Chub Rub.” Listen to the whole album here or learn more about them here. Kendra and Sylvie’s theme song is “Fool” by Perfume Genius. This is the video. Watch it now, I insist.