“There is no life that does not contribute to history"- Dorothy West; The Way Up is a podcast wherein we discuss culture, equality and life
On Being a Trailblazer [33m]
Wherein Oline talks to Dorothy Butler Gilliam, author of Trailblazer, about being the first Black woman at the Washington Post and her career as a journalist.
On Barbie & the Rockers… [80m]
Wherein Ellen (@ellenastevens) and Oline (@oline_eaton) talk about feminism, dolls, the importance of being adequately trained for space flight and the 1980s classic Barbie and the Rockers Out of This World/Barbie & the Sensations Rockin’ back to Earth (1987). Follow ups… *Barbie and the Rockers Out of This World/Barbie & the Sensations Rockin’ back to […]
On Anger [32m]
Wherein Oline talks to Soraya Chemaly (@schemaly) about her new book, Rage Becomes Her (Simon & Schuster, 2018). Follow-ups from this episode… *The potato metaphor for emotional labor *Sam Harris’s interview with Rebecca Traister
On Sickle Cell Disease [16m]
Wherein Oline talks to Keuna about her experiences of living with Sickle Cell Disease.
Remembering Sister Joanne Frey [65m]
Wherein Sarah and Oline talk to Sister Joanne Frey, a 98-year-old Catholic nun living in Baltimore, about her travels, feminism, and being fully alive.
On ‘Sex and the City and Us’ [50m]
Wherein Oline talks to Jennifer Keishin Armstrong about her new book, Sex and the City and Us (Simon & Schuster, 2018).
Thanks for opening up a new conversation about life and feminism. I appreciate hearing stories from different people and perspectives and look forward to the continuing conversation.
Doing the Right Thing
I'm really enjoying listening to Sarah and Oline. Probably what I like best about the podcast is that an organizing question of the podcast is "What does it mean to be a feminist?" This question leaves open the possibility that there are a number of different ways to live one's feminism, rather than there being some fictive ideal toward which we're all aspiring. I love how humble and relatable Sarah and Oline are--they don't claim to have the answers; they're making room for discussion on equal and nonjudgmental terms. Thanks, ladies!
I really enjoy this podcast! It is very timely and it discusses feminism in an honest and open way. I love hearing other women's stories, especially when they talk about their workplace experiences. Their stories make me feel less alone. I also really appreciate how Oline and Sarah talk about the difficult and practical ways that women are wrestling with sexism and how to be a good feminist in their daily lives. Every supporter of the Women's March on Washington should check this out!