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JoCo Cruise Interview #3: Wild Adventures and Critical Comedy with John Hodgman
In the third of our JoCo Cruise interviews, Anita talks to the very funny writer/performer/actor John Hodgman about his unusual career, from his stint as an “expert” on anything and everything on The Daily Show to the unlikely way in which he landed the gig of a lifetime, playing the PC in the tremendously successful PC […]
Feminist Frequency Radio 18: A Gaggle of Chimpanzees Hopped Up on Nyquil
In this week’s episode, the Feminist Frequency Killjoys (call us, Marvel) unleash a torrent of opinions about Netflix’s Jessica Jones, from its complicated wrestling with trauma to the ways in which people of color are often used as narrative tools in the service of white women’s healing. Then we gush over the mobile game Florence, which […]
JoCo Cruise Interview #2: The Ethics of Storytelling with Patrick Rothfuss
In the second of our JoCo Cruise interviews, Anita talks with fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss about the power of stories, from the ones we create around the table with friends when playing D&D to the ones projected on the big screen, and why professional storytellers have a responsibility to use their power for good. The conversation […]
Announcing Anita and Ebony’s Upcoming Book, History vs. Women: The Defiant Lives That They Don’t Want You to Know
We are so thrilled to finally be able to share with you a project that Anita and Ebony have been working on for a long time. Coming this October, History vs. Women is a captivating collection of stories about the lives of 25 extraordinary women whose tales have rarely been told. These true stories of innovation, […]
JoCo Cruise Interview #1: Talking Writing, Worldbuilding and Games with Sci-fi Author N.K. Jemisin
While Anita was aboard the 2018 JoCo Cruise, she took the opportunity to talk to some of the amazing creators who were trapped at sea with her! In this first JoCo interview, she speaks with the amazing sci-fi writer N.K. Jemisin, creator of the acclaimed Broken Earth series. The conversation covers how Jemisin became a professional […]
FFR Episode 15: Rocking the Boat on the JoCo Cruise with Special Guest Wil Wheaton!
Welcome to our very first live episode of Feminist Frequency Radio! Recorded at sea aboard the JoCo Cruise, this episode finds Anita and Femfreq friend and board member Felix Kramer in conversation with actor and writer Wil Wheaton! The conversation reaches far and wide, with talk of Wolfenstein II, our shifting relationship to sci-fi in our […]
FREQ Interview: Ijeoma Oluo Knows Who She’s Writing For
Each quarter, our newsletter brings you an interview with a fascinating, inspiring, talented woman we think you should know more about. In our latest issue, we talk to the brilliant writer Ijeoma Oluo, whose new book So You Want to Talk About Race explores many of the biggest questions being raised in the contemporary conversation about […]
In Remembrance of Allan G. Johnson, 1946-2017
Several years ago I was on an NYC subway and my friend told me to listen to this speech he had on his primitive, first-generation iPhone. We listened together, one earbud in each of our ears, as an older white dude spoke about systems of privilege and oppression. At the time, I didn’t fully understand what […]
Ask a Feminist: What does it mean to “live a feminist life”?
Happy fall, y’all! We’ve added a new recommendation to our list of nonfiction feminist media: Sara Ahmed’s newest book, Living a Feminist Life. Anita can’t put it down, and my copy is here beside me as I type, sitting in a spot of honor on my bedside table. As a long-time student of gender studies, I’ve […]
Resting and Reading: Thoughts on Self-Care and the Importance of Inspiration
Sometimes people will ask me for advice on how to maintain both creative work and social activism for the long haul, and every time, one of the most crucial suggestions I can offer is to take honest-to-goodness breaks. I’ll say, “You are no good to anyone if you are too tired or too burnt out.” The […]
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