The F Word Media Collective operates out of Vancouver, BC. We produce a weekly syndicated radio show and blog.
The F Word radio show has been airing out of Vancouver Co-op Radio CFRO 100.5 FM since 2007. We are syndicated at Pacifica Radio, a listener supported community radio network of commercial free stations.
The F Word’s blog launched in 2010.
The F Word is guided by the following principles and values:
- We seek to facilitate feminist dialogue and to use media as a means toward progressive social change.
- We aim to challenge mainstream media representations of feminism and present a critique of dominant culture and ideology through a feminist lens.
- We intend to contribute to a feminist movement that is engaging, accessible, honest, unapologetic, and challenging.
- We acknowledge that our work is done on unceded Coast Salish Territory and we recognize the ongoing colonization of the Indigenous people of this land. We stand in solidarity with the resistance to this oppression.
At present, active members of the F Word Media Collective are:
Nicole Deagan is a co-ordinator plus a contributing journalist and host of The F Word radio show. She has worked as a counsellor and advocate in the women’s movement in BC since 1991. In 2006 she co-founded Vancouver Feminist Action Project and in 2007 co-founded The F Word feminist radio show at CFRO. In addition to hosting and producing The F Word and working as a feminist counsellor, she works at Vancouver Co-op Radio.
Ariana Barer is a co-ordinator plus a contributing journalist and host for The F Word radio show. She has been producing and hosting feminist radio since 2005 when she resurrected Adamant Eve on CJSR in Edmonton, Alberta. Ariana works in a feminist anti-violence organization focusing on sexual assault and has been involved with feminist movements for many years. She also spreads feminist love in other parts her life as a graduate student in Education, a dancer in Dance Troupe Practice and Polymer Dance, and a drummer for local Vancouver garage surf riot grrrl band Bushtit.
Ellie Gordon-Moershel is a contributing journalist and host for The F Word radio show. She spawned her feminist career with an angry grade 5 acrostic poem about the sexist treatment she received as a very young female athlete. Now she spends her time looking up terms such as ‘acrostic’ on wikipedia. Her contributions to the F Word consist of (but are not limited to) “keeping it real” by mispronouncing words and making up new ones. Ellie thinks it is important to acknowledge that she will never speak for all women but she will, indeed, speak for all persons with hyphenated last names.
Katie Schofield is a contributing member of The F Word Media Collective. A noob to feminist activism, Katie has been repping the feminist label since 2009. A recent addition to the F Word team, she has a hunger for knowledge and a passion to raise awareness and make a difference. Katie also enjoys reading when her ADD isn’t acting up, writing of different sorts, spending the night atop mountains after conquering them, and bonding with humanity’s quiet, furry counterparts. She enjoys defacing her bodily temple with permanent art, and jewelry, and rocking out at shows so hard her neck hurts for a week after. Oh, she also likes tinkering around on her computron making graphikz! Finally, she would like to offer eternally, her shoulder for anyone who needs a cry, and her embrace for anyone who needs a hug!
Carly Rhianna Smith is a contributing member of The F Word Media Collective and a journalism student at Langara College currently completing her practicum at The Tyee in Vancouver. She hopes to work as a freelance journalist after receiving her diploma this June. She first felt secure enough to call herself a feminist after reading Full Frontal Feminism by Jessica Valenti, and has been resisting complacent sexism ever since. In her spare time she likes to read countless articles online, play with her pet rat, practice tarot readings and rune casting and enjoy the one month of sunshine we get in Vancouver
Other contributing members:
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