Content warning for some discussion of rape culture and sexual harassment.
This week I got to chat with writer, activist, and organizer KaeLyn Rich, who (alongside a dozen other super impressive things) is the author of the new book Girls Resist! A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution. We talked about intergenerational feminist coalitions, how danged smart the youths are, and why girls, femmes, trans and non-binary folks need to be at the centre of the revolution. Also here are some links!
- If you’d like to read some of KaeLyn’s other work, you can check out her column on Autrostraddle (and if you aren’t already reading Autostraddle, seriously, get on it).
- KaeLyn mentions the recent surge of books that tell the stories of young activists, including How I Resist, #NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line, and I Am Malala.
- I mention Sarah Schulman’s Conflict Is Not Abuse, which has some interesting things to say about the history of activist methods.
If you are near Buffalo, NY and want to check out the launch party on Saturday, August 11, here are the details!
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. KaeLyn’s theme song is “Run the World (Girls)” by Beyoncé.
Secret Feminist Agenda is recorded and produced by Hannah McGregor on the traditional and unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.