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The F Word airs Ellie Gordon-Moershel’s interview with Charline Lebonte. Lebonte is a 4 time gold medalist. She was the goaltender for Team Canada women’s ice hockey team. They discuss Lebonte coming out, sexism and homophobia in sport, and of course Lebonte’s experience of winning the gold medal for Canada in the Olympic winter games. This interview was part of the PrideHouseTO Initiative. PrideHouse TO is a comprehensive, province-wide engagement and activation strategy for the lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer (LGBTQ) communities in Ontario during and leading up to the TORONTO 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games. PrideHouseTO helps to make the games a welcoming place for LGBTQ people.
Carissa Ropponen interviews Ashtyn Bevan from Hollaback Vancouver, an organization that is committed to ending street harassment.
The F Word airs an interview with three women from ProChoices Therapy Clinic. ProChoices is a collective-run clinic formed at the end of 2014 and offers by-donation, feminist narrative counselling services. F Word collective member Sarah Jo had the opportunity to speak with Clinic Director Hilda Nanning, art therapist Carmen Ostrander, and practicing therapist Charlotte Wieliczko about feminist narrative counselling and why it is a vital service to women in Vancouver.
Carissa Ropponen and Sarah Jo air the second half of a talk given by Joey Hartman entitled Bread & Roses: Women and the Labour Movement. This half of Hartman s lecture begins at the time of the Second World War. Joey Hartman is the president of the Vancouver district Labour council. Some of her first activism in Vancouver targeted the Army & Navy on Hastings Street, where protesters shamed the company into giving women equal pay for doing the same work as male employees as shelvers.