It's no secret that women have been historically underrepresented in the media, arts, politics, sports, news, THE WORLD, etc. And while that representation is shifting and it’s great (yay for Wonder Woman opening this weekend and for female superheroes!) - it’s important to remember that SOME representation is not the same as EQUAL representation.
The stories we hear and identify with shape who we are, and for obvious reasons, representation and diversity in these stories matter.
Prompted by Jude Kelly's Ted Talk: "Women should tell the stories of humanity' a couple of months ago I asked you to recommend your favourite (intersectional) female-hosted podcasts.
As promised, here's a list of some of the ones I've listened to and love:
- Magic Lessons
- Art For Your Ear
- Girl Gang Conversations
- Note To Self
- With Friends Like These
- Rachel Maddow Show
- Call Your Girlfriend
- My Favourite Murder
- 2 Dope Queens
Thank you so much for your recommendations! I haven't been able to listen to all of them. If you want to refer back to the original post, feel free to browse more recommendations in the comments.
More proof why this matters, type on your phone the word CEO, doctor, teacher and see what emoji is suggested. I hope one day we can see this
instead of this 👨💼 👨⚕️ 👨🏫 🍆
Also, for those sensitive to the word 'equality' - this doesn't mean we're stripping away men or anyone from their rights. It's not pie 🍰There's space for everyone. Equality means 'being equal in status, rights, and opportunities.'
This is only for podcasts, but imagine how powerful this would be if we applied this to everything: books, movies, businesses...🙌🏿🙌🏾🙌🏽🙌🏼🙌🏻
Lastly, 'Do you believe that women can be a creative genius? Then please go forward and support women artists, buy their work, insist that their voices are heard, find platforms on which their voices will be made and remember this, if we're going to get past this moment in the world where we know what we're unequal, it's artists who have to imagine a different world.’ - Jude Kelly