“I wish that people understood that [feminism] is not a bad word, that it doesn’t make you a man hater…Feminism is not about a binary choice [or] a set of rules that you have to follow in order to [be considered a feminist].” -Cristen Conger
With a motto like “Stay Curious. Build Empathy. Raise Hell.”, is it any wonder I invited Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin on the podcast?!
Cristen and Caroline are the co-founders of Unladylike Media and the co-hosts of the feminist podcast Unladylike – one of my absolute favorite podcasts. They also happen to be fellow Southerners – and enthusiastic supporters of using the word “ya’ll.”
As a Gen Xer, I have mixed feelings about the word “feminism;” it comes with all kinds of psychological and cultural baggage. But Cristen and Caroline’s empathetic, inclusive, well-researched, humorous, and HUMAN approach to feminist issues has transformed what it means for me to identify as a feminist.
More About Cristen and Caroline:
Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin are the co-founders of Unladylike Media and the co-hosts of the feminist podcast Unladylike. Both women are alumna of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. After years working together at HowStuffWorks as the hosts of Stuff Mom Never Told You, the two launched Unladylike to create the equality-focused media they wished had existed when they were growing up. Now, their mini multimedia empire includes their Webby award-winning podcast, various speaking engagements, an enthusiastic online community, and the book Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space. Throughout their work, Conger and Ervin strive to create groundbreaking conversations and make room for marginalized voices.
Resources Mentioned in This Episode
Unladylike: A Field Guide Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space (Amazon affiliate link)
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