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.
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The F Word airs a compilation of clips from various women comedians. The comedy covers a range of topics including race, culture, sexuality, and gender. Given that the comedy industry is primarily dominated by white men it is often the case that a lot of the jokes are designed for a white male audience. Our goal with this show is to present comedy that can be funny for everyone. We also know that humour and laughter are a form of self care that has the potential to keep us vibrant in our activist work.
Youth for A Change is an advocacy and activist group of young LGBTQ people in Surrey. Youth for A Change has been active for over three years and promotes education on anti-homophobia; healthy teen relationships; gender identities and youth homelessness. The F Word had the opportunity to speak with Co-founder Jen Marchbank and two youth activists, Anna Westhaver and Jasmine Broeder, about the diverse work of Youth For A change and queer youth activism.
The F Word rebroadcasts Nicole Deagan’s interview with Charlotte, one of the founders of WMovers (Women Movers), which is an all-female moving company with the mandate of empowering women and trans folks through safe and stable employment. And, Carissa Ropponen speaks to Erin Maguire about her experience taking a Women in Trades Program at Camosun College in Victoria, BC.They talk about why this program is important and empowering for women.
The F Word interviews Mary Scott, the board President of Richmond Women’s Resource Centre. The Centre has had to close for the summer due to inadequate funding. We will be talking about the summer closure of the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre, its impacts, and about the underfunding of women’s services.
The F Word airs pieces from FierceVoices: Ignite! Young Women Making Media which took place on May 23 2015, that was organized by Women Transforming Cities and Rabble.ca. This event focused on analyzing representation in the media and building capacity for young women to create their own voices and media platforms. FierceVoices aimed to especially highlight marginalized voices and those that are being silenced in mainstream media. Featured speakers are: Romila Barryman, Kathryn Gwun-Yeen Lennon, Anne Theriault, and K!MMORTAL.