On this episode of the She Who Persisted podcast, Heather speaks with Holly Painter, a writer and lecturer for the University of Vermont as they discuss life for LGBT communities within academia, specifically the balance of being an LGBT parent within academia. Many topics are explored: from experiencing how LGBT individuals are welcomed in various places around the world to what some of the most pressing issues are for the LGBT community today (and many areas in between). Give this episode a listen, check out the links below, and leave SWP some feedback on this interview, especially if you love it as much as we do! 😉
You can find Holly Painter here: http://www.hollypainter.com/
Holly’s website covering obsolete jobs is here to tide you over until the book is released: https://obsoleteontheroad.wordpress.com/
You can also find Holly’s poetry book here from the publisher and on Amazon
It is July already, but we are still celebrating PRIDE. As a kick-off to our series of interviews with LGBTIAQ* folks in academia (stay tuned), Heather, Elizabeth and Beatrice introduce you to the topic and share some valuable advice on how to be an ally. Grab chocolate, sit back, relax. And: STAY NASTY!
We are kicking off pride month like we kick off everything: talking about things that are depressing as fuck. This time bi-negativity and misogyny and the intersection of both. Do we need to remind you that you need chocolate to get through this episode? No, we don’t.
Continue reading Episode 4: Don’t Rain on my Bisexual Parade – Binegativity and Misogyny
Women’s bodies are routinely scrutinized, policed, touched without their consent and decided upon without their having a say in it. Don’t worry, it gets worse: being pregnant does not really change that; in fact, strangers might feel motivated to touch your belly or force you to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term. All we have is chocolate, ladies.
May is postpartum depression awareness month! So, Heather sat down with a postpartum depression survivor and her partner to talk about her struggle with the illness in this minisode.
Are you afraid of pregnancy? You’re not alone. Grab your chocolate as Beatrice, Elizabeth, and Heather talk about tokophobia and fear of pregnancy, childbirth, healthcare, and death.
In this Mother’s Day episode, Heather explains pregnancy while Beth, Beatrice, and Liz realise that they need inhalers to get through the episode. Grab your chocolate and your Feminist rage and learn about as much as we could stomach about the pregnant female body. We’re sorry for everything we put our mothers through, and we thank them for going through the torture that led to our birth.
Continue reading Episode 3: Pregnant Bodies – the (questionably) good, the bad, and the chocolate
YAY! INTERVIEW SPECIAL!! As an epilogue to episode 2 (women in academia) and prologue to episode 3, Heather interviews inspiring perSister Dr. Boni Wozolek. She tells us about her struggles in academia as a woman, as a woman of colour and as a mother and strategies her for resistance and persistance. You can find her at: https://kentstate.academia.edu/BoniWozolek
(PS: her dog Sati, too, is very persistant and very very hungry for fame.)
Dear nasties, this week, joined by Elizabeth, the four women of She Who Persisted tackle sexism and struggles in academia. So get your chocolate ready, get pizza, and a therapist and listen to this episode. Being a woman in academia sucks but at least you’re not alone. Let’s commiserate.
Continue reading Episode 2: “Lady Brains and Party Planning – Women in Academia”
Welcome to the She Who Persisted Podcast! For our first episode, we decided to take a look at the history of Easter and our personal relationships with the holiday. We hope you enjoy.