We are the F Word Media Collective, a feminist media collective based in Vancouver, BC.
The F Word is a syndicated show, produced at Vancouver Co-op Radio. Contact Nicole and Ariana 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 Thursday evenings from 8:00-9:00 pm PT. You can also listen online from any location at www.coopradio.org.
Ariana Barer speaks with internationally bestselling author of The Vagina Monologues, founder of V Day, and award-winning playwright Eve Ensler about her new book, In the Body of the World. The book is a memoir connecting her own body with herself, with the earth, and with women’s bodies all over the world. Ensler speaks about shame, joy, violence, activism, cancer, and love. [WARNING: discussion of sexual assault and bodily functions]
Carissa Ropponen interviews Julia Serano, author of Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, and airs a performance by Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon called Gender Failure.
Nicole Deagan interviews Amy Ziering, an award winning and Emmy nominated documentary producer and director, about her most recent film, The Invisible War.
The F Word airs a talk by Dr. Darrah Westrup called Treating Female Veterans of War. Dr. Westrup is a Clinical Psychologist from California. She is a proponent of advanced mental health for women veterans, a consultant to the Veterans Administration, and she specializes in the treatment of PTSD.
Ariana Barer and Carissa Ropponen play women’s folk music and interview Martha Redbone of Martha Redbone Roots Project. Redbone’s music is a mix of Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Traditional Native American, and Gospel. She discusses religion, her experiences as an Indigenous woman, and her anti-violence work with youth.