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FiLiA is a UK-based feminist charity, platforming and connecting women through our annual conference, blog posts, and podcasts. Listen to women sharing stories, wisdom, experience, feminism, sisterhood and solidarity. Find us at: www.filia.org.uk

Latest Episodes

Vaishnavi Sundar

VaishnaviSundarisaself-taught filmmaker, writer, and grassroots activist. She is from Chennai, in the south of India. Vaishnavi produced and directed India's firstfeature-length documentary, called But What Was She Wearing? She is the alumna of the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program, a professional exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Vaishnavi is the founder of Women Making Films, which is known for its effort to break the glass ceiling within the fraternity of domestic and world cinema. She has written, directed, and produced all her films, under her own production company, Lime Soda Films. Even though But What Was She Wearing is India's only film on the sexual harassment women suffer in the workplace that covered voices from women across caste, class, region and religious differences,it earned her the title of “cancelled feminist” among some left-wing sectors, and she has since been wearing it on her sleeve, with pride. Vaishnavi was “cancelled” on thebasis of her political opinion women’s sex-based rights ought to be protected and thatmen should not be inwomen’s sex segregated safe spaces. Vaishnavi centres women in all her films, her writing and she is unapologetically pro-women’s sex-based rights. When she is not filming or writing scathingrebuttalsto liberal feminist drivel, she is busy logging all things WTF on her newVLOGchannel on Youtube.

58 MIN6 d ago
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Vaishnavi Sundar

Tegan Larin

Tegan Larin is a member of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women Australia (CATWA), a feminist organisation that works to end all forms of sexual exploitation of women. She has several years experience volunteering at front-line organisations in Melbourne that support women in prostitution as well as women who have been trafficked. Tegan completed a Masters of International Relations at the University of Melbourne including a semester at Humboldt University in Berlin where she focused on feminist issues and gender studies. Tegan is currently a PhD candidate at the Monash University XYX Lab. Her research interests include public policy, design, urban planning and feminist theory. Tegan's PhD research focuses on the unregulated sex industry in Melbourne. She joins FiLiA’s Sadia Hameed to discuss her work, the situation in Victoria, Australia, the importance of listening to survivors and why prostitution is different from a job at McDonalds.

39 MIN2 w ago
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Tegan Larin

Heather Brunskell-Evans on Transgendering Children

Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans is an academic, philosopher, social theorist and feminist activist. She specialises in analysing the politics of the body. Heather’s most recent book Transgender and Body Politics is published by Spinifex Press later in 2020. Heather is a passionate advocate for women’s sex based rights and co-writer of the Women’s Declaration of Human Rights. Heather has co-edited two books on the subject of transgender children and young people together with Professor Michele Moore - Transgender Children and Young People: Born in Your Own Body and Inventing Transgender Children and Young People. In this podcast, Heather explains why she uses the phrase “the transgendering of children,” why this is an important feminist issue, as well as why she believes the figure of the transgender child has been socially constructed and how this topic may be related to political forces, misogyny and medicine.

60 MIN3 w ago
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Heather Brunskell-Evans on Transgendering Children

Kathomi Gatwiri

Dr Kathomi Gatwiri is an award-winning researcher and teacher. She is based at Southern Cross University on the Gold Coast Queensland where she teaches in the School of Arts and Social Science across a range of subjects. She completed her PhD with a thesis (and subsequent book) on ‘African womanhood, health, sexuality and incontinent bodies: A case of Kenyan Women living with vaginal fistula’. She has a Master of counselling and psychotherapy, and a Bachelor of Social Work with first class honours. Kathomi talks with Sally Jackson about her work in Kenya raising awareness of the effects of vaginal fistula and the Counting Dead Women Kenya Project which she co-founded. This interview contains graphic descriptions of both.

47 MINJUN 30
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Kathomi Gatwiri

Daisy Haynes

Daisy is a perpetually exhausted autist and chronically ill home-educating mother of seven. She is an English literature student and a working-class radical feminist. She can sometimes be found writing things on Medium, but most of her activism takes place on social media platforms. Daisy joins FiLiA’s spokeswoman Gemma Aitchison for a discussion about class, how women are kept in poverty and impacted by the welfare state.

111 MINJUN 18
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Daisy Haynes

Zara

Zara is a survivor of childhood sexual exploitation and abuse, trafficking and domestic violence. After experiencing twelve years of systematic sanctioned homelessness she turned her passions towards campaigning for better safeguarding, housing and equality for survivors of abuse. Zara is an advocate for women’s independence, freedom and personal empowerment of choice through the means of fundamental rights to safety and exiting from persecution. On this podcast, Zara spoke to Sadia Hameed about her work which was thankfully successful: the APPG amended the Domestic Abuse Bill to include priority need for homeless survivors. On a local level, Brighton & Hove policy was changed to ensure women leaving refuge bypass temporary accommodation and go straight into settled housing.For more background, see this article &. petition about Zara’s case.

18 MINJUN 14
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Zara

Robin Boosey

On the 8thanniversary of the UK signing the Istanbul Convention, Director of IC Change Robyn Boosey talks to FiLiA’s Policy Assistant, Adeline, about why ratifying the Convention could be so life-changing for many women in the UK. Robyn Boosey is the co-director of the IC Change campaign, and Manager of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne's Preventing Violence Against Women Program. She was previously the policy lead on West and Central Africa at Tearfund.

36 MINJUN 13
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Robin Boosey

Wanda Wyporska

Dr Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of the Equality Trust, talks to FiLiA’s Public Policy Assistant Adeline about the 50thAnniversary of the Equal Pay Act, and why more work needs to be done to ensure women are being given a fair deal. Dr Wanda Wyporska, FRSA, is Executive Director at The Equality Trust, the national charity that campaigns to reduce social and economic inequality. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of York, a trustee of ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations), Redthread Youth, and Equally Ours and Governor of a primary school. She is a regular keynote speaker and sits on or has advised a range of bodies, such as the ACEVO race advisory panel, the Fight Inequality Alliance Steering Group, the Sheila McKechnie Foundation Social Power review, NUS Poverty Commission and the Sex Education Forum Advisory Group. Wanda has over a decade of experience working in the trade union movement, leading on equalities, social mobility an...

33 MINJUN 10
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Wanda Wyporska

Rebecca Mordan

Rebecca Mordan spoke with Sally Jackson prior to the FiLiA Conference in 2019 about her work and the amazing Greenham Women Everywhere project, which was shown at FiLiA in Bradford. After graduating from Bristol Old Vic and working in film, theatre and television, Rebecca became disillusioned by the dearth of roles and opportunities for women. A dynamic and enterprising artist, she created her own company Scary Little Girls to try and ‘level the playing field’, populating stories with fascinating, diverse female characters; and rescuing amazing women from the wastelands of history. Rebecca has been intimately involved with every aspect of SLG, writing, directing, producing and performing to take the company from strength to strength. She is still also a grassroots campaigner against male violence and a frequent guest expert on BBC Radio and Sky News. (This podcast was regretfully very delayed in publication, but we hope listeners will enjoy the interesting conversation and support Rebecca’s important endeavours.)

33 MINJUN 10
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Rebecca Mordan

Esua Jane Goldsmith

EsuantsiwaJane Goldsmith is a writer, feminist activist and development consultant of English – Ghanaian heritage. In 1975 she was the first woman of colour to be elected President of Leicester University Student’s Union, in 2001 she became the first woman of colour to be elected Chair of theFawcett Society. In 1977-9 Esua servedas one of the first black volunteers to be sent on Voluntary Service Overseas in Tanzania. She is a woman of firsts. This podcast talks with Esua about her first book: The Space Between Black and White, her memoir and reflections on growing up mixed race in Britain.

60 MINJUN 9
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Esua Jane Goldsmith

Latest Episodes

Vaishnavi Sundar

VaishnaviSundarisaself-taught filmmaker, writer, and grassroots activist. She is from Chennai, in the south of India. Vaishnavi produced and directed India's firstfeature-length documentary, called But What Was She Wearing? She is the alumna of the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program, a professional exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Vaishnavi is the founder of Women Making Films, which is known for its effort to break the glass ceiling within the fraternity of domestic and world cinema. She has written, directed, and produced all her films, under her own production company, Lime Soda Films. Even though But What Was She Wearing is India's only film on the sexual harassment women suffer in the workplace that covered voices from women across caste, class, region and religious differences,it earned her the title of “cancelled feminist” among some left-wing sectors, and she has since been wearing it on her sleeve, with pride. Vaishnavi was “cancelled” on thebasis of her political opinion women’s sex-based rights ought to be protected and thatmen should not be inwomen’s sex segregated safe spaces. Vaishnavi centres women in all her films, her writing and she is unapologetically pro-women’s sex-based rights. When she is not filming or writing scathingrebuttalsto liberal feminist drivel, she is busy logging all things WTF on her newVLOGchannel on Youtube.

58 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Vaishnavi Sundar

Tegan Larin

Tegan Larin is a member of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women Australia (CATWA), a feminist organisation that works to end all forms of sexual exploitation of women. She has several years experience volunteering at front-line organisations in Melbourne that support women in prostitution as well as women who have been trafficked. Tegan completed a Masters of International Relations at the University of Melbourne including a semester at Humboldt University in Berlin where she focused on feminist issues and gender studies. Tegan is currently a PhD candidate at the Monash University XYX Lab. Her research interests include public policy, design, urban planning and feminist theory. Tegan's PhD research focuses on the unregulated sex industry in Melbourne. She joins FiLiA’s Sadia Hameed to discuss her work, the situation in Victoria, Australia, the importance of listening to survivors and why prostitution is different from a job at McDonalds.

39 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Tegan Larin

Heather Brunskell-Evans on Transgendering Children

Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans is an academic, philosopher, social theorist and feminist activist. She specialises in analysing the politics of the body. Heather’s most recent book Transgender and Body Politics is published by Spinifex Press later in 2020. Heather is a passionate advocate for women’s sex based rights and co-writer of the Women’s Declaration of Human Rights. Heather has co-edited two books on the subject of transgender children and young people together with Professor Michele Moore - Transgender Children and Young People: Born in Your Own Body and Inventing Transgender Children and Young People. In this podcast, Heather explains why she uses the phrase “the transgendering of children,” why this is an important feminist issue, as well as why she believes the figure of the transgender child has been socially constructed and how this topic may be related to political forces, misogyny and medicine.

60 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Heather Brunskell-Evans on Transgendering Children

Kathomi Gatwiri

Dr Kathomi Gatwiri is an award-winning researcher and teacher. She is based at Southern Cross University on the Gold Coast Queensland where she teaches in the School of Arts and Social Science across a range of subjects. She completed her PhD with a thesis (and subsequent book) on ‘African womanhood, health, sexuality and incontinent bodies: A case of Kenyan Women living with vaginal fistula’. She has a Master of counselling and psychotherapy, and a Bachelor of Social Work with first class honours. Kathomi talks with Sally Jackson about her work in Kenya raising awareness of the effects of vaginal fistula and the Counting Dead Women Kenya Project which she co-founded. This interview contains graphic descriptions of both.

47 MINJUN 30
Comments
Kathomi Gatwiri

Daisy Haynes

Daisy is a perpetually exhausted autist and chronically ill home-educating mother of seven. She is an English literature student and a working-class radical feminist. She can sometimes be found writing things on Medium, but most of her activism takes place on social media platforms. Daisy joins FiLiA’s spokeswoman Gemma Aitchison for a discussion about class, how women are kept in poverty and impacted by the welfare state.

111 MINJUN 18
Comments
Daisy Haynes

Zara

Zara is a survivor of childhood sexual exploitation and abuse, trafficking and domestic violence. After experiencing twelve years of systematic sanctioned homelessness she turned her passions towards campaigning for better safeguarding, housing and equality for survivors of abuse. Zara is an advocate for women’s independence, freedom and personal empowerment of choice through the means of fundamental rights to safety and exiting from persecution. On this podcast, Zara spoke to Sadia Hameed about her work which was thankfully successful: the APPG amended the Domestic Abuse Bill to include priority need for homeless survivors. On a local level, Brighton & Hove policy was changed to ensure women leaving refuge bypass temporary accommodation and go straight into settled housing.For more background, see this article &. petition about Zara’s case.

18 MINJUN 14
Comments
Zara

Robin Boosey

On the 8thanniversary of the UK signing the Istanbul Convention, Director of IC Change Robyn Boosey talks to FiLiA’s Policy Assistant, Adeline, about why ratifying the Convention could be so life-changing for many women in the UK. Robyn Boosey is the co-director of the IC Change campaign, and Manager of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne's Preventing Violence Against Women Program. She was previously the policy lead on West and Central Africa at Tearfund.

36 MINJUN 13
Comments
Robin Boosey

Wanda Wyporska

Dr Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director of the Equality Trust, talks to FiLiA’s Public Policy Assistant Adeline about the 50thAnniversary of the Equal Pay Act, and why more work needs to be done to ensure women are being given a fair deal. Dr Wanda Wyporska, FRSA, is Executive Director at The Equality Trust, the national charity that campaigns to reduce social and economic inequality. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of York, a trustee of ACEVO (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations), Redthread Youth, and Equally Ours and Governor of a primary school. She is a regular keynote speaker and sits on or has advised a range of bodies, such as the ACEVO race advisory panel, the Fight Inequality Alliance Steering Group, the Sheila McKechnie Foundation Social Power review, NUS Poverty Commission and the Sex Education Forum Advisory Group. Wanda has over a decade of experience working in the trade union movement, leading on equalities, social mobility an...

33 MINJUN 10
Comments
Wanda Wyporska

Rebecca Mordan

Rebecca Mordan spoke with Sally Jackson prior to the FiLiA Conference in 2019 about her work and the amazing Greenham Women Everywhere project, which was shown at FiLiA in Bradford. After graduating from Bristol Old Vic and working in film, theatre and television, Rebecca became disillusioned by the dearth of roles and opportunities for women. A dynamic and enterprising artist, she created her own company Scary Little Girls to try and ‘level the playing field’, populating stories with fascinating, diverse female characters; and rescuing amazing women from the wastelands of history. Rebecca has been intimately involved with every aspect of SLG, writing, directing, producing and performing to take the company from strength to strength. She is still also a grassroots campaigner against male violence and a frequent guest expert on BBC Radio and Sky News. (This podcast was regretfully very delayed in publication, but we hope listeners will enjoy the interesting conversation and support Rebecca’s important endeavours.)

33 MINJUN 10
Comments
Rebecca Mordan

Esua Jane Goldsmith

EsuantsiwaJane Goldsmith is a writer, feminist activist and development consultant of English – Ghanaian heritage. In 1975 she was the first woman of colour to be elected President of Leicester University Student’s Union, in 2001 she became the first woman of colour to be elected Chair of theFawcett Society. In 1977-9 Esua servedas one of the first black volunteers to be sent on Voluntary Service Overseas in Tanzania. She is a woman of firsts. This podcast talks with Esua about her first book: The Space Between Black and White, her memoir and reflections on growing up mixed race in Britain.

60 MINJUN 9
Comments
Esua Jane Goldsmith
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