We are the F Word Media Collective, a feminist media collective based in Vancouver, BC on unceded Coast Salish Territories.
The F Word is a syndicated show, produced at Vancouver Co-op Radio. Contact us for information on how to broadcast our weekly show on your station or website.
You can hear us live, every week on Vancouver’s Co-op Radio CFRO 100.5 FM on Mondays from noon-1:00 pm PT! You can also listen online from any location at www.coopradio.org.
Carissa Ropponen speaks with Alex Cu Unhing, a feminist visual artist and printmaker about her fun and provocative art. Much of Unjieng’s work stems from the negotiation of her identity as an immigrant, and her practice also focuses on feminist issues and aims to explore, question, and challenge what is and can be known, seen, and understood. Alex discusses how her experiences and identity as an immigrant and feminist woman have shaped her work, as well as the personal and political aspects of her art.
On this episode of The F Word, we’re talking about Fat Politics, Fat Phobia, and Fat Activism! Fat fashion lover, fat activist, and queer feminist Sasha Burden joins Ariana Barer to discuss self-identification, realities of living in the world as a fat person, health talk and diet talk, ending fatphobia, as well as fat allyship and resources to blow your mind!
Ariana Barer speaks with Trish Garner, the Community Organizer with the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition about the Poverty Reduction Act, a private members bill brought forward by NDP MLA Michelle Mungall, and the end child support clawback campaign – an initiative which is critical to single mothers on welfare.
The F Word’s Ariana Barer speaks to members of Polymer Dance – a Vancouver- based contemporary dance performing group and class. Co-founders and organizers Miriam Esquitin and Kristina Lemieux, and Polymer participant Dana Elhert discuss public space, accessibility in movement, the ways dance has been raced, classed, and gendered, playfulness, art, and the democratization of dance.
The F Word airs a talk by Mia Mingus, a writer, community educator, organizer, fierce femme of colour, and disability justice activist from Oakland, California about shifting form a politic of desirability to a politic of ugly and magnificent. Also featured is music by the Femme City Choir, from their June 7th show Femme-stravaganza in Vancouver. Femme City Choir is an all-genders, queer and trans* centred femme-fabulous singing extravaganza!