Content warning for sexual violence.
Hahaha remember when I wasn’t sick for a second there? I do. Those were the days/lungs. Anyway, I’m here, and I’m a little late but I’m super pumped to bring you my conversation with Eugenia and Toya, the brilliant women behind the podcast Woke Doctor Who. We talk about finding space for critique within your fandoms and why more women of colour need to start podcasts. Before we get to that, I spend a little time thinking out loud about #metoo and what it tells us about the unspoken realities of sexual violence in women’s lives. And, of course, there’s another unbelievably soothing instalment of Kaarina’s Cozy Self-Care Corner to look forward to!
- Former guest and friend-of-the-podcast Lucia Lorenzi was interviewed about #metoo and the burden it places on survivors in the goddamn Washington Post
- If you want to share some resources on ending rape culture with the men in your lives, here’s an intro to Rape Culture 101, a quick list of things men can do, and a beautiful piece on teaching men not to rape
- I reference this fabulous piece on curative versus transformation fandom in my conversation with Eugenia and Toya, and you should read it, too!
- And finally, because it’s been a hard week, here’s a series of GIFs of women fucking shit up
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. Eugenia and Toya’s theme song is “Dr. Feelgood” by Aretha Franklin. Listen to it all here.