22 episodes

The Feminist Agenda is a podcast that will explore what it means to be a professional feminist, how to bring feminism into your work no matter what you do, and we’ll talk about how we keep our agendas organized. Some guests have women's studies degrees, some don't. Learn how you can make any job a feminist job.

The Feminist Agenda aims to be a mini-podcast. We get you in and out of the conversation because we know there is a lot of patriarchy to smash and white supremacy to address.

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The Feminist Agenda is a podcast that will explore what it means to be a professional feminist, how to bring feminism into your work no matter what you do, and we’ll talk about how we keep our agendas organized. Some guests have women's studies degrees, some don't. Learn how you can make any job a feminist job.

The Feminist Agenda aims to be a mini-podcast. We get you in and out of the conversation because we know there is a lot of patriarchy to smash and white supremacy to address.

    02.04 Jennifer Baumgardner on feminist literature for all

    02.04 Jennifer Baumgardner on feminist literature for all

    Jennifer Baumgardner is a writer, activist, filmmaker, and lecturer. Baumgardner joined The Feminist Agenda to discuss the need to publish feminist children's books, letting projects go, and editing the new feminist book review LIBER. 

    Originally from Fargo, Baumgardner has been working in New York City at the intersection of feminism and publishing for three decades, beginning in 1993 as an intern (and later editor) at Ms. magazine. From 1997 on, she wrote dozens of features for a diverse array of magazines (Glamour, Teen Vogue, Bust, Dissent, Harper’s Bazaar, Harper’s, The Nation, Elle, New York Times, etc.), authored/co-authored seven books (including Manifesta, Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics, and Abortion & Life) and wrote, directed, and produced two feature-length documentaries (It Was Rape and I Had an Abortion). Baumgardner has keynoted at more than 250 colleges and universities and, in 2002, co-founded Soapbox Inc., a speaker’s bureau. She was writer-in-residence at the New School from 2008 to 2012. From 2013 to 2017, Baumgardner was the publisher and chief executive of the Feminist Press, where she relaunched their children’s publishing, created the award-winning queer imprint Amethyst Editions with Michelle Tea, and established the Louise Meriwether prize for a debut author of color. From 2017-2021, she was editor in chief of the Women’s Review of Books, a long-running feminist print review out of Wellesley. In December, she left Women’s Review to edit the new feminist book review LIBER, with Katha Pollitt and others. She lives in the Village with her husband, two sons, and two cats.

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    Woman of Light by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

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    • 42 min
    02.03 Dr. Tara T. Green on the respectability of Black women

    02.03 Dr. Tara T. Green on the respectability of Black women

    Dr. Tara T. Green has two books out in 2022 that center the respectability of Black women, specifically lesser-known women of the Harlem Renaissance era such as Alice Dunbar-Nelson. Green is an award-winning teacher-mentor-scholar and is currently Professor and former Director (2008-2016) of African American and African Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Her areas of research include Black gender studies, African American autobiographies and fiction (late nineteenth through contemporary), African women’s literature, African American parent-child relationships, and African Americans in the South. Believing that research should explore major issues of the day, Green considers how literature reflects current social and political concerns. Dr. Green is also a community-engaged scholar. During the fall of 2021, she co-led UNCG’s Black Lives Matter Triad Collection project, which is an oral history archive of protestors’ and organizers’ interviews complemented by photos and art. She was the lead interviewer of the protestors and trained her students in her Black Lives Matter course to collect the stories of their peers.

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    Dr. Tara T. Green's books: Love, Activism, and the Respectable Life of Alice Dunbar-Nelson and See Me Naked: Black Women Defining Pleasure in the Interwar Era 
    Reclaim the Stars edited by Zoraida Córdova
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    • 20 min
    02.02 Anne Elizabeth Moore on the real cost of free houses and government corruption

    02.02 Anne Elizabeth Moore on the real cost of free houses and government corruption

    Anne Elizabeth Moore joins the Feminist Agenda to discuss her latest book, Gentrifier: A Memoir. From Catapult: In 2016, a Detroit arts organization grants writer and artist Anne Elizabeth Moore a free house—a room of her own, à  la Virginia Woolf—in Detroit’s majority-Bangladeshi “Banglatown.” Accompanied by her cats, Moore moves to the bungalow in her new city  where she gardens, befriends the neighborhood youth, and grows to intimately understand civic collapse and community solidarity. When the  troubled history of her prize house comes to light, Moore finds her life destabilized by the aftershocks of the housing crisis and governmental corruption.

    This  is also a memoir of art, gender, work, and survival. Moore writes into  the gaps of Woolf’s declaration that “a woman must have money and a room  of one’s own if she is to write”; what if this woman were queer and  living with chronic illness, as Moore is, or a South Asian immigrant,  like Moore’s neighbors? And what if her primary coping mechanism was jokes?

    Part investigation, part comedy of a vexing city, and part love letter to girlhood, Gentrifier examines capitalism, property ownership, and whiteness, asking if we can ever  really win when violence and profit are inextricably linked with victory.

    Anne Elizabeth Moore was born in Winner, South Dakota. She has written several critically  acclaimed nonfiction books, including the Lambda Literary  Award–nominated Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes, which was a Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017, and Sweet Little C**t, which won an Eisner Award. She lives in Hobart, New York, with her cat, Captain America.

    Poets mentioned in this episode:


    Casey Rocheteau
    Nandi Comer

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    Other books by Anne Elizabeth Moore at Bookshop: Sweet Little C**t: The Graphic Work of Julie Doucet | Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity | Threadbare: Clothes, Sex, and Trafficking

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    • 33 min
    02.01: Gloria Feldt on Intentioning the Road Ahead

    02.01: Gloria Feldt on Intentioning the Road Ahead

    Gloria Feldt joins The Feminist Agenda to discuss her latest book, Intentioning: Sex, Power, Pandemics, and How Women Will Take The Lead for (Everyone's) Good. Gloria is a New York Times best-selling author, speaker, commentator and feminist leader who has gained national recognition as a social and political advocate of women's rights. In 2013, she co-founded Take The Lead, a nonprofit initiative with a goal to propel women to leadership parity by 2025. She is a former CEO and president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, directing the organization from 1996 to 2005. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, Time, NBC, Fast Company, Vanity Fair, and much more. 


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    • 37 min
    Episode 17: Jocelyn de Leon on Journaling Away Self-Sabotage

    Episode 17: Jocelyn de Leon on Journaling Away Self-Sabotage

    Author, Publisher, and Hire Women founder Jocelyn de Leon joins The Feminist Agenda to discuss the launch of two new products with the purpose of helping women shift their mindsets, move past limiting beliefs, and level up. 

    Things mentioned in this episode:


    Mindset Mami Workbook + Journal
    Dueña Daily Planner + Mindset Check-In
    Mindset Mami Podcast: Signs

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    • 25 min
    Episode 16: Feminist AF and the role of aunties raising the next generation of feminists

    Episode 16: Feminist AF and the role of aunties raising the next generation of feminists

    Feminist AF: A Guide to Crushing Girlhood is forthcoming from Norton Young Readers on October 5. It’s a resource guide for young feminists designed to help them navigate some of the  most pressing issues young people face. Authors Susana M. Morris and Chanel Craft Tanner join The Feminist Agenda to discuss their book, how they bring feminism to their work, and how they keep themselves organized. 
    Susana M. Morris is Associate Professor of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is the co-editor with Brittney C. Cooper and Robin M. Boylorn of the anthology The Crunk Feminist Collection (Feminist Press, 2017). She is the co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective.
    Chanel Craft Tanner serves as the Director of the Center for Women at Emory where she also earned her Ph.D. in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. As director, her work focuses on creating programs, events, and learning opportunities that recognize and redress historic and persistent gender inequity at Emory and beyond. She is a member of the Crunk Feminist Collective and is passionate about class oppression, prison abolition, and Black feminism. A city girl with a country flair, she calls both Brooklyn, NY and Danville, VA home.
    Things mentioned in the podcast:

    Bitch Media's 25th Anniversary party
    They Better Call Me Sugar: My Journey from the Hood to the Hardwood Sugar Rodgers
    Feminist AF:  A Guide to Crushing Girlhood
    Feminist AF book tour
    Feminist AF "Like a Boss" playlist
    Black Bujo Accounts: BlackinBujo | Kimberlysdesk | Millys Journals
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

OfficerGleason ,

Super enlightening show!

Veronica breaks down what it means to be a feminist in a really engaging way. The episode that hooked me was Ileana Jiménez and the discussion of high school feminism. She interviewed the young people on the show, and got them to share and be vulnerable. Honestly as a person who works with Teens, this is no mean feat.

I’m hooked. The show is awesome.

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