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Across the country, it appears a cultural sea change is taking place. Sexism in society is getting acknowledged perhaps more than ever, in large part due to the #MeToo movement and activist women who have organized as a result of the 2016 presidential election. It’s unclear what lasting effects might take hold. For decades, women have been battling to break through the “ glass ceilings ” in their chosen fields. Females whose identities include an intersection of "minority" designations face increased obstacles when it comes to advancement. To the Front is an NPR Illinois series where we talk with female and nonbinary people about the way their identity intersects with their art and work. The term “girls to the front” is often credited to Kathleen Hanna, front woman for the riot grrl band Bikini Kill . Some bands still use that phrase or a similar one to promote inclusivity and safe spaces. This series was born of that spirit.

Latest Episodes

IL + #MeToo: What's An Average Person To Do?

This month marks a year since the Me Too movement went viral as a hashtag on social media ( after having first been started in 2006 by Tarana Burke. ) This week, we've been hearing from several women in Illinois whose work in government has been affected.

8 MIN2018 OCT 19
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IL + #MeToo: What's An Average Person To Do?

IL + #MeToo: Who Watches The Watchmen?

This month marks a year since the Me Too movement went viral as a hashtag on social media ( after having first been started in 2006 by Tarana Burke. ) This week, we hear from several women in Illinois whose work in government has been affected.

6 MIN2018 OCT 18
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IL + #MeToo: Who Watches The Watchmen?

IL + #MeToo: On Bringing Diverse Voices To The Mix

This month marks a year since the Me Too movement went viral as a hashtag on social media ( after having first been started in 2006 by Tarana Burke. ) This week, we hear from several women in Illinois whose work in government has been affected.

10 MIN2018 OCT 17
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IL + #MeToo: On Bringing Diverse Voices To The Mix

IL + #MeToo: "You Can't Legislate That"

This month marks a year since the Me Too movement went viral as a hashtag on social media ( after having first been started in 2006 by Tarana Burke. ) This week, we hear from several women in Illinois whose work in government has been affected. Today we hear from State Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez of Springfield who is the Republican spokesperson for the House Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Task Force .

9 MIN2018 OCT 16
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IL + #MeToo: "You Can't Legislate That"

IL + #MeToo: The Push For More Women In Politics

This month marks a year since the Me Too movement went viral as a hashtag on social media ( after having first been started in 2006 by Tarana Burke. ) This week, we hear from several women in Illinois whose work in government has been affected. The first woman we spoke to is Susana Mendoza, state Comptroller and member of the Illinois Anti-harassment Equality and Access Panel .

9 MIN2018 OCT 15
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IL + #MeToo: The Push For More Women In Politics

To The Front: Lorin Devine - From Military To Tattoo Artist

For decades, women have been battling to break through the “ glass ceilings ” in their chosen fields. Females whose identities include an intersection of "minority" designations face increased obstacles when it comes to advancement. To the Front is an NPR Illinois series where we talk with female and nonbinary people about the way their identity intersects with their art and work.

22 MIN2018 JUN 21
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To The Front: Lorin Devine - From Military To Tattoo Artist

To The Front: Lea Joy - SPD's First Black Female Officer

Now retired, Lea Joy became part of the Springfield Police Department in 1983. She had three children and had been a social worker, but she felt too powerless in that role. She wanted to make things better.

8 MIN2018 MAY 4
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To The Front: Lea Joy - SPD's First Black Female Officer

To The Front: Karen Hasara, Springfield's First & Only Female Mayor

For decades, women have been battling to break through the “ glass ceilings ” in their chosen fields. To the Front is an NPR Illinois series where we talk with female and nonbinary people about the way their identity intersects with their art and work.

8 MIN2018 FEB 14
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To The Front: Karen Hasara, Springfield's First & Only Female Mayor

To The Front: Poet & Activist Shatriya Smith

Across the country, it appears that a cultural sea change is taking place. Sexism that has long been inherent in society is getting acknowledged perhaps more than ever, in large part due to the #MeToo movement and activist women who have organized as a result of the 2016 presidential election. It’s unclear what lasting effects might take hold.

8 MIN2018 JAN 13
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To The Front: Poet & Activist Shatriya Smith
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Latest Episodes

IL + #MeToo: What's An Average Person To Do?

This month marks a year since the Me Too movement went viral as a hashtag on social media ( after having first been started in 2006 by Tarana Burke. ) This week, we've been hearing from several women in Illinois whose work in government has been affected.

8 MIN2018 OCT 19
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IL + #MeToo: What's An Average Person To Do?

IL + #MeToo: Who Watches The Watchmen?

This month marks a year since the Me Too movement went viral as a hashtag on social media ( after having first been started in 2006 by Tarana Burke. ) This week, we hear from several women in Illinois whose work in government has been affected.

6 MIN2018 OCT 18
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IL + #MeToo: Who Watches The Watchmen?

IL + #MeToo: On Bringing Diverse Voices To The Mix

This month marks a year since the Me Too movement went viral as a hashtag on social media ( after having first been started in 2006 by Tarana Burke. ) This week, we hear from several women in Illinois whose work in government has been affected.

10 MIN2018 OCT 17
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IL + #MeToo: On Bringing Diverse Voices To The Mix

IL + #MeToo: "You Can't Legislate That"

This month marks a year since the Me Too movement went viral as a hashtag on social media ( after having first been started in 2006 by Tarana Burke. ) This week, we hear from several women in Illinois whose work in government has been affected. Today we hear from State Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez of Springfield who is the Republican spokesperson for the House Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Task Force .

9 MIN2018 OCT 16
Comments
IL + #MeToo: "You Can't Legislate That"

IL + #MeToo: The Push For More Women In Politics

This month marks a year since the Me Too movement went viral as a hashtag on social media ( after having first been started in 2006 by Tarana Burke. ) This week, we hear from several women in Illinois whose work in government has been affected. The first woman we spoke to is Susana Mendoza, state Comptroller and member of the Illinois Anti-harassment Equality and Access Panel .

9 MIN2018 OCT 15
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IL + #MeToo: The Push For More Women In Politics

To The Front: Lorin Devine - From Military To Tattoo Artist

For decades, women have been battling to break through the “ glass ceilings ” in their chosen fields. Females whose identities include an intersection of "minority" designations face increased obstacles when it comes to advancement. To the Front is an NPR Illinois series where we talk with female and nonbinary people about the way their identity intersects with their art and work.

22 MIN2018 JUN 21
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To The Front: Lorin Devine - From Military To Tattoo Artist

To The Front: Lea Joy - SPD's First Black Female Officer

Now retired, Lea Joy became part of the Springfield Police Department in 1983. She had three children and had been a social worker, but she felt too powerless in that role. She wanted to make things better.

8 MIN2018 MAY 4
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To The Front: Lea Joy - SPD's First Black Female Officer

To The Front: Karen Hasara, Springfield's First & Only Female Mayor

For decades, women have been battling to break through the “ glass ceilings ” in their chosen fields. To the Front is an NPR Illinois series where we talk with female and nonbinary people about the way their identity intersects with their art and work.

8 MIN2018 FEB 14
Comments
To The Front: Karen Hasara, Springfield's First & Only Female Mayor

To The Front: Poet & Activist Shatriya Smith

Across the country, it appears that a cultural sea change is taking place. Sexism that has long been inherent in society is getting acknowledged perhaps more than ever, in large part due to the #MeToo movement and activist women who have organized as a result of the 2016 presidential election. It’s unclear what lasting effects might take hold.

8 MIN2018 JAN 13
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To The Front: Poet & Activist Shatriya Smith
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