A podcast for soul sisters, where we talk all things faith, feminism, and friendship from our homes in the South.
Katey and Ashley share life updates, some big lows and some inspiring highs, and they share some of their inspiring, fun reads on their currently-reading lists: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Come As You Are, The Once and Future Witches, and The Firekeeper's Daughter.
Be sure to check out www.abortionswelcome.org and pick up a copy of Katey's book A Complicated Choice at our online bookstore! https://bookshop.org/shop/kindreds
A Complicated Choice with Katey Zeh
Ashley sits down with Katey to discuss her new book A Complicated Choice: Making Space for Grief and Healing in the Pro-Choice Movement. We talk about how this wasn't the book Katey intended to write, how the process of writing it taught her a lot about burnout, and how we can all learn to be more compassionate in the ways that we talk about abortion, especially in how we show up for people who are experiencing it.
Buy the book: www.bookshop.org/shop/kindreds
Check out the show notes: http://kindredspodcast.com/2022/02/16/episode-64-a-complicated-choice-by-katey-zeh/
What would it look like to meet the full human needs of people who experience abortion? That's what this episode is all about. Ashley and Katey talk about their year-long joint effort to create Abortions Welcome, a virtual space dedicated to providing spiritual support and accurate information to anyone who is preparing for, experiencing, or processing an abortion.
We also talk about Katey's new book A Complicated Choice: Making Space for Grief and Healing in the Pro-Choice Movement. This story-telling book explores the personal and systemic nuance of abortion and calls on people of faith to engage in sacred listening and compassionate response.
Buy Katey's Book: https://www.broadleafbooks.com/store/product/9781506473499/A-Complicated-Choice
Wrapping Up 2021
We take a look at the last year(what we refer to as 2020 Part 2), revisit the joys and the sorrows, and share what's next for us.
Check out our 2021 playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4HajWmGv01HyNcRfFDFeM5?si=2579bcd8e791457f.
Christian Supremacy and Anti-Judaism
Quick note: If you haven’t listened yet to episode 60 with Sheila Katz, the CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women, about religious freedom, reproductive rights and abortion access, and anti-Semitism, go back and check it out.
Building off of our last episode about anti-Semitism, we take on the topic of Christian hegemony and how pervasive it is in our culture, from workplaces to schools to the ways we celebrate milestones. We also talk specifically about the ways anti-Judaism has shaped the interpretation of Christian sacred texts that reinforce anti-Semitism.
We wrap up the episode with some practical ideas for how to dismantle Christian supremacy in our thinking and practices as well as how to learn more about religious traditions that are different from our own.
Religious Freedom and Antisemitism with Sheila Katz
We welcome our friend and colleague, Sheila Katz, to the show.
Sheila Katz is the CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), a network of 180,000 advocates across the U.S. and Israel advancing the rights of women, children, and families. Since her start as CEO, Sheila has overseen the founding of the “Rabbis for Repro” campaign, building a network of over 1,000 Rabbis and Jewish clergy promoting reproductive health, rights, and justice. Additionally, under Sheila’s leadership, NCJW has made advancing anti-racism efforts at the national and local levels a priority, showing the intersectionality of racial justice in all of the organization’s main advocacy issues.
We talk about religious freedom, abortion access, and the rise of antisemitism in the United States.
Hit a chord with me
Oh my gosh, the quote that you read about the word "blessed" and the problems that come with it (associated with unearned privilege) really resonated with me. I've felt kind of odd about that word and couldn't put my finger on why. Thanks for that discussion. - C. Levin
Love this podcast.
As a Christian who is constantly learning about social justice, this podcast makes me feel less alone in the world. There aren’t many spaces where I can find Christians who agree with me about LGBTQ+ issues, reproductive rights, racism etc. but Katey and Ashley are unapologetic about their views. Their episode about diet culture was a revelation! Thanks for showing me I still have a space in this faith, folks.
Important informative and fun!
I have been listening to this podcast since it started and love it!! While most topics are aimed at women, men like myself can learn a lot about the opposite sex! Katey and Ashley have crafted a podcast with the perfect balance between conversation, introspection, and information sharing. If you want to give them a try, I recommend #9 “What it means to be white”. It’s an honest look into the racial divide in our country and how white privilege effects us all. Give a listen...you’ll love it!!