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Taking Up Space features conversations with community members from an array of social locations. These folks come together to discuss all things intersectional feminism.

Latest Episodes

Gender Magic

What does it mean to be non binary or 2 spirit? The possibilities are endless. On the season finale of Taking Up Space, we explore just some of those possibilities.

52 MINSEP 7
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Gender Magic

Sex Work Is Work

The legislation around sex work in Canada is misguided, and actually endangers sex workers. On this episode, we take you through the history, and explain everything you need to know to be an ally to sex workers in our community.

51 MINAUG 31
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Sex Work Is Work

You Can't Sit With Us

Its easy to become complacent when we assume that Victoria is more socially progressive than other cities, but is there any truth to this? We investigate this question by looking at how people in our community experience racism and homophobia.

59 MINAUG 24
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You Can't Sit With Us

The Indian Act: Addressing Gender Discrimination

The Indian Act has imposed countless injustices on the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. On this episode, we’re focusing on the gender discrimination in the Indian Act. The latest amendments to the act came as recently as 2017, and we take you through the history of gender inequality in the Indian Act, and how we got to the current version that is still law today.

44 MINAUG 22
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The Indian Act: Addressing Gender Discrimination

You Better Werk! (To End the Gender Binary) Part 2

For Part 2 of our drag series, we consider how decades of resistance in the drag community led us to the local drag scene we have now, here in Victoria. We get an inside look into what drag is all about, and the impact that it has on performers.

52 MINAUG 10
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You Better Werk! (To End the Gender Binary) Part 2

You Better Werk! (To End the Gender Binary) Part 1

On this episode, we chronicle the history of drag, and how it intersects with gay rights in Canada. We speak with a drag queen who's been in the game since 1951, and take you through decades of drag history and the fight for gay rights in Canada, all the way up to present day in Victoria.

58 MINAUG 3
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You Better Werk! (To End the Gender Binary) Part 1

The Hormone Monster

The hormone monster affects all of us whether we like it or not. On this episode, we look at the lesser known impacts and uses of hormones by talking about the use of hormones by trans folks, how hormones factor into menopause, and what its like to have poly- cystic ovarian syndrome.

54 MINJUL 27
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The Hormone Monster

The Leaky Pipe: Women in STEM

Women in STEM are a minority. Even though there seems to be a push to get more women to apply to these programs, often they don't stay enrolled because they experience bias, othering, and hostile attitudes. What are the larger scale impacts of this trend? And what are people at UVic doing about it? On this episode, we find out.

54 MINJUL 20
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The Leaky Pipe: Women in STEM

Taking Up Space New Season Trailer!

Taking Up Space approaches issues surrounding intersectional feminism on Songhees, Wsanec, and Esquimalt territories (Victoria, BC) through storytelling and narrative. This program is full of thoughtful stories that challenge the patriarchy, colonialism, and white supremacy.

1 MINMAR 19
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Taking Up Space New Season Trailer!

8 - Intersectional Feminism

Taking Up Space approaches issues surrounding intersectional feminism on Songhees, Wsanec, and Esquimalt territories (Victoria, BC) through storytelling and narrative. This program is full of thoughtful stories that challenge the patriarchy, colonialism, and white supremacy.

-1 s2018 MAY 17
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8 - Intersectional Feminism

Latest Episodes

Gender Magic

What does it mean to be non binary or 2 spirit? The possibilities are endless. On the season finale of Taking Up Space, we explore just some of those possibilities.

52 MINSEP 7
Comments
Gender Magic

Sex Work Is Work

The legislation around sex work in Canada is misguided, and actually endangers sex workers. On this episode, we take you through the history, and explain everything you need to know to be an ally to sex workers in our community.

51 MINAUG 31
Comments
Sex Work Is Work

You Can't Sit With Us

Its easy to become complacent when we assume that Victoria is more socially progressive than other cities, but is there any truth to this? We investigate this question by looking at how people in our community experience racism and homophobia.

59 MINAUG 24
Comments
You Can't Sit With Us

The Indian Act: Addressing Gender Discrimination

The Indian Act has imposed countless injustices on the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. On this episode, we’re focusing on the gender discrimination in the Indian Act. The latest amendments to the act came as recently as 2017, and we take you through the history of gender inequality in the Indian Act, and how we got to the current version that is still law today.

44 MINAUG 22
Comments
The Indian Act: Addressing Gender Discrimination

You Better Werk! (To End the Gender Binary) Part 2

For Part 2 of our drag series, we consider how decades of resistance in the drag community led us to the local drag scene we have now, here in Victoria. We get an inside look into what drag is all about, and the impact that it has on performers.

52 MINAUG 10
Comments
You Better Werk! (To End the Gender Binary) Part 2

You Better Werk! (To End the Gender Binary) Part 1

On this episode, we chronicle the history of drag, and how it intersects with gay rights in Canada. We speak with a drag queen who's been in the game since 1951, and take you through decades of drag history and the fight for gay rights in Canada, all the way up to present day in Victoria.

58 MINAUG 3
Comments
You Better Werk! (To End the Gender Binary) Part 1

The Hormone Monster

The hormone monster affects all of us whether we like it or not. On this episode, we look at the lesser known impacts and uses of hormones by talking about the use of hormones by trans folks, how hormones factor into menopause, and what its like to have poly- cystic ovarian syndrome.

54 MINJUL 27
Comments
The Hormone Monster

The Leaky Pipe: Women in STEM

Women in STEM are a minority. Even though there seems to be a push to get more women to apply to these programs, often they don't stay enrolled because they experience bias, othering, and hostile attitudes. What are the larger scale impacts of this trend? And what are people at UVic doing about it? On this episode, we find out.

54 MINJUL 20
Comments
The Leaky Pipe: Women in STEM

Taking Up Space New Season Trailer!

Taking Up Space approaches issues surrounding intersectional feminism on Songhees, Wsanec, and Esquimalt territories (Victoria, BC) through storytelling and narrative. This program is full of thoughtful stories that challenge the patriarchy, colonialism, and white supremacy.

1 MINMAR 19
Comments
Taking Up Space New Season Trailer!

8 - Intersectional Feminism

Taking Up Space approaches issues surrounding intersectional feminism on Songhees, Wsanec, and Esquimalt territories (Victoria, BC) through storytelling and narrative. This program is full of thoughtful stories that challenge the patriarchy, colonialism, and white supremacy.

-1 s2018 MAY 17
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8 - Intersectional Feminism