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Feminist Frequency Radio #17: You Both Were in My Dreams as Puppies
In this week’s podcast, Anita opens the door on some of the strange imagery from her dreams. Then, we work through our feelings about Ava DuVernay’s film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s children’s classic, A Wrinkle in Time and discover that maybe how you feel about this movie depends on how in touch you are with your […]
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 […]
A Splash of Color: The Quietly Feminist Love Story of Florence
The tender new iOS game Florence is, yes, the sort of game I tend to champion, the sort of art that feels particularly crucial and nourishing in this period of intensified violence, cruelty, and dehumanization. A narrative game that tells the story of how a young woman’s life is changed when she and a musician meet […]
Feminist Frequency Radio Episode 12: You Won’t Hate Everything About This Episode!
On this week’s FFR, Carolyn makes her triumphant return to the podcast and celebrates by making Anita and Ebony go see Call Me by Your Name, leading Ebony to recount the seemingly eternal experience of watching the film and forcing Anita to face questions about whether she’s ever been in love. We also talk about the […]
The Power of a Positive Tweet
I recently had the pleasure of visiting BioWare’s Edmonton office, where I met and had tea with a group of fantastic women who work there, and with a few male allies, too. However, when I shared about this pleasant experience on Twitter, a number of people took the opportunity to voice their disapproval of my presence […]
Leaping Around in Time with Anita Sarkeesian and the Doctor: Feminist Frequency Radio Episode 7
Happy New Year, everyone! We get 2018 off to a perfectly smooth start as Anita leaps us forward in time by launching us right into a conversation about the Doctor Who Christmas Special, which marked both the end of Peter Capaldi’s tenure as the Doctor and the introduction of Jodie Whittaker, the first woman to ever […]
Carolyn’s Fave Five: Games in 2017
It’s no secret that I put a premium on compassion and humanity in games and really, in all art, but if ever I felt a particular need for art that said something about hope, friendship, partnership, love, and our connections with each other, it was this past year. Thankfully, it was a banner year for games […]
Do They Know it’s Christmastime at All? | The FREQ Show 01.08
So let’s be real: 2017 sucked. But even in the midst of all that awfulness, there were a few things to celebrate, a few reasons to hope, a few reminders that we should still keep fighting for a better world. From awesome female characters in video games to awesome trans women winning important political victories, from […]
Ebony’s 2017 Comfort Blankets
For what it’s worth (quite a lot, actually), there were moments of solace and triumph in the largely fetid swamp of 2017. For my money, 99% of those moments were born from the work, passion, and creativity of trans folks, the disabled community,* and people of color. I learned more and laughed harder this year than […]
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