Gender Magic

What does it mean to be non binary or 2 spirit? The possibilities are endless. On the season finale of Taking Up Space, we explore just some of those possibilities.

Sex Work Is Work

The legislation around sex work in Canada is misguided, and actually endangers sex workers. On this episode, we take you through the history, and explain everything you need to know to be an ally to sex workers in our community.

You Can't Sit With Us

Its easy to become complacent when we assume that Victoria is more socially progressive than other cities, but is there any truth to this? We investigate this question by looking at how people in our community experience racism and homophobia.

The Indian Act: Addressing Gender Discrimination

The Indian Act has imposed countless injustices on the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. On this episode, we’re focusing on the gender discrimination in the Indian Act. The latest amendments to the act came as recently as 2017, and we take you through the history of gender inequality in the Indian Act, and how we got to the current version that is still law today.

You Better Werk! (To End the Gender Binary) Part 2

For Part 2 of our drag series, we consider how decades of resistance in the drag community led us to the local drag scene we have now, here in Victoria. We get an inside look into what drag is all about, and the impact that it has on performers.

You Better Werk! (To End the Gender Binary) Part 1

On this episode, we chronicle the history of drag, and how it intersects with gay rights in Canada. We speak with a drag queen who's been in the game since 1951, and take you through decades of drag history and the fight for gay rights in Canada, all the way up to present day in Victoria.

The Hormone Monster

The hormone monster affects all of us whether we like it or not. On this episode, we look at the lesser known impacts and uses of hormones by talking about the use of hormones by trans folks, how hormones factor into menopause, and what its like to have poly-cystic ovarian syndrome.

The Leaky Pipe: Women in STEM

Women in STEM are a minority. Even though there seems to be a push to get more women to apply to these programs, often they don’t stay enrolled because they experience bias, othering, and hostile attitudes. What are the larger scale impacts of this trend? And what are people at UVic doing about it? On this episode, we find out.

8 - Intersectional Feminism

This final episode wraps up the podcast season by featuring conversations on intersectional feminism. As we wrap up this season of Taking Up Space, it’s important to come back to the main theme of this program and get a better understanding of what encompasses all of these intersecting political stances. We attempt to answer the question: what is intersectional feminism? Our panelists for this episode are Jo-Anne Lee and Chaw-win-is, two academics who have spent some of their time researching and teaching topics encompassing intersectional feminism.

This episode features poetry by Ann-Bernice Thomas and a segment explaining intersectional feminism featuring Kat Stark.

Content in this program was produced by CFUV’s Podcasting Production Team. Music in this piece was composed and performed by ::respectfulchild:: and our theme music is composed by Arcade Pallot. This program is proudly supported by Cold Comfort Ice Cream and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

References and Resources:

http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Intersectionality

https://femmagazine.com/feminism-101-what-is-intersectional-feminism/

https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/

https://prezi.com/nesv_ekel126/allyship-intersectionality-anti-oppression/

https://everydayfeminism.com/2015/01/why-our-feminism-must-be-intersectional/

https://philpapers.org/archive/CREDTI.pdf

http://circuitous.org/scraps/combahee.html

https://nationalseedproject.org/white-privilege-unpacking-the-invisible-knapsack

https://everydayfeminism.com/2017/05/white-co-opting-intersectionality/

https://www.facebook.com/Council-of-Canadians-Victoria-Chapter-190333494323659/

https://www.ted.com/talks/kimberle_crenshaw_the_urgency_of_intersectionality

https://humanitiesnetwork.wixsite.com/anthology

 

7 - (Dis)ability & Mental Health

This episode features conversations on (dis)ability and neurodiversity. Our panel features Monica Ogden, Elaine Laberge, and Joanne Neubauer, bringing together folks from multiple parts of the spectrum of ability to talk about what it’s like to live in a world that caters mainly to those who are able-bodied and neurotypical.

We also feature a definition guide to terms relating to dis/ability and impairment, poetry by Heather Kelly, and a spotlight on local resources.

Content in this program was produced by CFUV’s Podcasting Production Team. Music in this piece was composed and performed by Old Girl and our theme music is composed by Arcade Pallot. This program is proudly supported by Cold Comfort Ice Cream and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

References and Resources:

http://actioncommittee.ca/

www.vicrisis.ca

http://www.greatervichousing.org/

http://drcvictoria.com/

https://coolaid.org/

https://www.communitylivingbc.ca/

http://www.citizenscounselling.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6daBu3ACbc

www.enh.bc.ca

https://www.viha.ca/

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/disability.html

https://stillmyrevolution.org/disability-politics/

https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/magazine/on-ableist-language/

https://everydayfeminism.com/tag/disability/

https://www.newstatesman.com/society/2014/05/its-not-only-steps-keep-us-out-mainstream-feminism-must-stop-ignoring-disabled-women

https://www.nccdd.org/welcome/self-advocates-speak-out.html

https://www.nccdd.org/welcome/glossary-and-terms/category/people-first-glossary.html

https://crackedmirrorinshalott.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/autistic-allistic-neurodiverse-and-neurotypical-say-what/

http://theroguefeminist.tumblr.com/post/69034881443/some-thoughts-on-the-terms-neuroatypical-and

https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/magazine/dis-representation-how-the-wider-feminist-movement-forgets-disabled-women/

6 - Class

This episode features conversations on class, economic capital, and economic inequality. These conversations can often be looked over in academic feminist spaces, and it’s really important to have them, as class privilege weighs very heavily on whether or not marginalized folks can have a voice.

In this episode’s panel, hosted by Ann-Bernice, Sarah Graham and Sumbal Sabah both share stories of feeling the pressure that class carries with it from very different backgrounds.

Also included in this episode is poetry by Maita Cienska and a spotlight on Our Place Society.

Content in this program was produced by CFUV’s Podcasting Production Team. Our theme music is composed by Arcade Pallot. This program is proudly supported by Cold Comfort Ice Cream and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

References and Resources:

http://www.stopdisplacement.ca/

https://www.ourplacesociety.com/

http://www.tapsbc.ca/

https://retailaction.ca/

http://bridgesforwomen.ca/

https://coolaid.org/ 

http://www.greatervichousing.org/

https://socialistaction.org/2018/03/08/16964/

https://everydayfeminism.com/tag/class/

5 - Body Autonomy

In this episode of Taking Up Space we feature conversations on personal space, body autonomy, and consent. While discussions about consent and autonomy are becoming increasingly prevalent in feminist spaces, it’s important to include marginalized folks, who have to fight harder to maintain their own bodily autonomy, in these conversations. A warning that this episode deals with mature content, specifically revolving around sexual assault, so listener discretion is advised.

The panel discussion is hosted by Ann-Bernice Thomas and features the voices and perspectives of Melanie, Quinn, and Tiffany.

This episode also includes a step-by-step guide to consent as well as a spotlight on local organization PEERS Victoria Resource Society.

Content in this program was produced by CFUV’s Podcasting Production Team. Our theme music is composed by Arcade Pallot. This program is proudly supported by Cold Comfort Ice Cream and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

References and Resources:

https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/

https://www.riotgrrrlsburlesque.com/

http://www.safersexwork.ca/

https://vsac.ca/

https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/

http://www.new.swopusa.org/

http://www.bayswan.org/orgs.html

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/im-a-sex-worker-who-is-sick-of-female-misogyny_us_58ee4bb3e4b0cb574bb4bc5e

https://feministsforsexworkers.com/

https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/magazine/6-ways-to-support-a-friend-after-a-sexual-assault/

http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/sexinfo/article/bodily-autonomy

https://everydayfeminism.com/tag/violence/

https://everydayfeminism.com/tag/sex/

4 - GENDER IDENTITY AND SEXUALITY

In this episode of Taking Up Space, we focus on how gender and sexuality play a role in defining perspectives. On our panel, we have a person from a gender diversity consulting group, a representative from an Indigenous youth sexual health network, and someone who identifies as one of less socially visible orientations on the spectrum of sexuality.

A panel discussion hosted by Ann-Bernice Thomas features guests Emma Antoine from the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, Kingsley Strudwick of Ambit Gender Diversity Consulting, and Morgan Henderson.

This episode features a glossary guide of terms relating to gender identity and sexuality, spotlight on Island Sexual Health Society, and poetry by Ashe Haig.

Content in this program was produced by CFUV’s Podcasting Production Team. Music in this piece was composed and performed by _____ and our theme music is composed by Arcade Pallot. This program is proudly supported by Cold Comfort Ice Cream and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

References and Resources:

http://www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com/

https://www.ambitgenderdiversity.com/

https://www.hrc.org/resources/glossary-of-terms

http://itspronouncedmetrosexual.com/2013/01/a-comprehensive-list-of-lgbtq-term-definitions/#sthash.Gf1Ufnll.dpbs

https://www.islandsexualhealth.org/

https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/info/glossary/

https://qmunity.ca/

http://uvicpride.ca/

https://www.stjohnthedivine.bc.ca/pages/pflag

https://everydayfeminism.com/tag/trans-gnc/

https://everydayfeminism.com/tag/lgbtqia/

3 - Race

This episode features conversations on Racialization, and being a racialized person in overwhelmingly white spaces.

The panel for this episode is hosted by Ann-Bernice Thomas and features Simone Blais, Zaynab bint Younus, and Rahat who express their struggles caused by marginalization through poetry, advocacy, writing, and so many other forms.

In this episode we feature poetry by Simone Blais and a spotlight on the Support Network for Indigenous Women and Women of Colour.

Content in this program was produced by CFUV’s Podcasting Production Team. Our theme music is composed by Arcade Pallot. This program is proudly supported by Cold Comfort Ice Cream and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

References and Resources:

http://www.sniwwoc.ca

http://www.icavictoria.org/

https://vipirg.ca/

https://blacklivesmattervancouver.com/

https://noii-van.resist.ca/

http://www.blackgirldangerous.com/

https://www.ufv.ca/ran/ran-resources/

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/cracks-in-the-narrative-confronting-the-harsh-truths-of-racism-in-canada/article32070545/

http://theconversation.com/dear-white-people-wake-up-canada-is-racist-83124

http://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/bonita-lawrence-decolonizing-anti-racism.pdf

https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/magazine/why-reproductive-justice-means-going-beyond-pro-choice-politics/

https://everydayfeminism.com/tag/race-ethnicity/

https://everydayfeminism.com/tag/religion/

2 - Allyship

This Taking Up Space episode features conversations on allyship in all of its forms. It can be difficult to understand allyship as it is a multi-faceted, complex idea, and changes in relation to the needs and situations of the individual or individuals you’re supporting.                              

Ann-Bernice Thomas hosts a panel discussion with Tada Hozumi, the author of ‘The Selfish Activist’s Guide to Allyship’, Sharon Doty, the president of the LGBTQ2+ support group ‘PFLAG’, and Bradley Clements, a member of the men’s circle, a branch of UVic’s Anti Violence Project.

This episode includes a short step-by-step guide to allyship and a feature on PFLAG [more].

Content in this program was produced by CFUV’s Podcasting Production Team. Our theme music is composed by Arcade Pallot. This program is proudly supported by Cold Comfort Ice Cream and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

References and Resources:

http://www.peernetbc.com/what-is-allyship

https://twitter.com/ikaylareed/status/742243143030972416?lang=en

http://www.martlet.ca/at-the-intersection-gender-public-space-and-social-media/

https://mashable.com/2018/02/27/black-history-month-white-allies/#pn2Ak6fxgsq5

https://mashable.com/2016/06/12/transgender-women-of-color-ally/#XWzaUSlj7qqC

http://www.blackgirldangerous.com/

https://nationalseedproject.org/white-privilege-unpacking-the-invisible-knapsack

https://selfishactivist.com/

https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/mens-circle/

https://www.victoriapinkpages.ca/pflag-victoria-parents-and-families-of-lesbians-and-gays/

https://www.stjohnthedivine.bc.ca/pages/pflag

http://www.guidetoallyship.com/

https://www.whiteallytoolkit.com/

https://unsettlingamerica.wordpress.com/allyship/

https://everydayfeminism.com/2017/07/from-asshole-to-an-activist/

https://everydayfeminism.com/?s=privilege

https://thebodyisnotanapology.com/magazine/6-ways-men-can-work-to-undo-their-own-emotional-trauma/

1 - Indigeneity

This episode of Taking Up Space is exploring the complexity of Indigeneity on the unceded territories of the Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples. It features conversations on Indigeneity, Indigenous resilience, and Indigenous feminism. Our panelists, who each come from different parts of Turtle Island, are here to share their experiences of living as an Indigenous person in present-day Canada, and how colonialism and the strength of their communities in the face of colonialism has shaped their own identity.

Ann-Bernice Thomas hosts a panel with Caroline Grady, Oic. ȻESTÁNIYE Mataya Jim, Veronica Martisius, and Lisa Schnitzler to talk about the intersections of Indigeneity, gender, land, justice, resistance and resilience.

In this episode we feature a territory acknowledgement, discussion on the Douglas Treaty, and Indigenous resurgence by Oic. ȻESTÁNIYE Mataya Jim and poetry by Shayli Robinson.

Content in this program was produced by CFUV’s Podcasting Production Team. Our theme music is composed by Arcade Pallot. This program is proudly supported by Cold Comfort Ice Cream and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

References and Resources:

https://unsettlingamerica.wordpress.com/

http://fpse.ca/sites/default/files/news_files/Decolonization%20Handbook.pdf

http://www.tsawout.com/about-tsawout/48-history-douglas-treaty

http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/uploads/r/null/8/4/4/84434df04e86efd6649f2835bd1cd1991f906b5456a51f4c728e500c41dbe88a/MS_3320.pdf

http://hcmc.uvic.ca/songheesconference/pdf/lekwungenTranslation.pdf

http://www.victoria.ca/EN/main/residents/culture/public-art/signs-of-lekwungen.html

https://www.uvic.ca/law/about/indigenous/indigenouslawresearchunit/index.php

https://www.uvic.ca/law/about/indigenous/students/index.php

https://www.songheesnation.ca/

http://tsartlip.com/

http://pauquachin.com/

http://www.tsawout.com/

http://pacheedahtfirstnation.com/

http://www.tseycum.ca/

http://bcafn.ca/community/malahat-first-nation/

http://www.tsoukenation.com/

http://www.esquimaltnation.ca/

http://www.beecherbaybc.com/

http://www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com/

http://aptn.ca/

Personal Space: PEERS Resource Spotlight - Teaser

PEERS Victoria is a grassroots agency and resource created by and for sex workers. In this spotlight, a story of one person who accesses this resource is recounted. 

Taking Up Space premieres Wednesday, February 21st. To hear more stories like these, subscribe to Taking Up Space wherever you get your podcasts. Support for this program comes from Cold Comfort, and the Community Radio Fund of Canada.