We’ve put together some of our favourite episodes highlighting the struggles and achievements of women throughout contemporary history. Listen in as authors Carol J. Adams, Ayanna Dozier, Jenn Pelly, Rafia Zakaria and Kate Kirkpatrick discuss everything from feminism, sexuality, misogyny, anti-Blackness, Islamophobia, veganism, and more. These are five conversations you don’t want to miss.
A Black female artist fighting to control her career, her body, and her life, Janet Jackson was a 20th century icon. As a part of our minicast on politics, Ayanna Dozier – author, filmmaker, and performance artist – shares her experience writing about The Velvet Rope for our 33 1/3 series, while tackling Black women’s sexuality and bodily autonomy, technophilia, online structures of oppression, and much more. This episode is for anyone wondering about Janet Jackson’s life and legacy and the influence she still has on artists today.