EF 34 – Jump Starting a Career in Sexuality Education, with Bryce Komaroff

Jump Starting a Career in Sexuality Education

Shockingly, the topic of sexuality education is still very controversial today. Views around whether this vital information should be taught in schools, what exactly should be discussed, and which populations “need” it the most varies widely. In this podcast episode, Bryce Komaroff and Melissa A. Fabello discuss the benefits of pursuing a career in sex ed!

Farmworkers: Underpaid, Underrepresented, and Undervalued

Source: Civil Eats

They harvest the food that we eat, and yet they are one of the most hidden and underrepresented population subgroups in the nation. So how come we never hear about them? Who are these farmworkers exactly? I believe that we should all be aware of how our food is getting to us – and who is being hurt along the way. It’s not easy to forget once you learn the truth.

Embracing Feminine Energy in Entrepreneurship

Source: Levo

Prevalent messages in our society say that business and life don’t mix. And this separation between vocation and voice is a separation between our masculine and feminine selves. It’s an unfortunate reality, as it relegates feminine principles to the background and labels them as detrimental to sound business practices. So how do we reclaim entrepreneurship?

EF 29 – Trans* Empowerment Through Technology, with Dr. Kortney Ryan Ziegler

Dr. Kortney Ziegler

Due to anti-transgender bias, trans* people disproportionately face challenges with physical safety, employment, housing, and more. To address such obstacles, Dr. Kortney Ziegler founded Trans*H4CK, which brings together trans* people to develop their own tech-based solutions. In this podcast, Kortney and Sandra discuss the role of Trans*H4CK in the lives of trans* people and the trans* movement.

Maintaining a Healthy Mindset as an Unemployed College Graduate

Source: Feminspire

I was one of those kids that was always so worried about getting through college that I never gave much thought to what would happen after college. Before I knew it, graduation was around the corner and then, all of a sudden I was on my own thinking “Now what?” But you don’t have to punish yourself for being unemployed. Get out there and relish the break.

Burn-Out Prevention and Intervention

Source: Psychology Today

Burn-out happens when you give more energy and compassion than you receive, and as a result, you lose sight of the light of hope at the end of the tunnel. For activists and people working in human service professions in particular, where we never get a respite from dealing with people face-to-face, burn-out feels inevitable. But it really doesn’t have to be.

5 Efforts toward Creating a Feminist Classroom

Source: Txite

Whether we like it or not, as teachers, our students are listening. They’re watching. They’re learning how to navigate and interpret the world – from you. So if you’re a feminist and you want some ideas on how create a more feminist classroom (without, you know, wearing your “Clitoris is Not a Dirty Word” t-shirt on dress down day), here are five efforts that you can endeavor.

So You Want a Feminist Job

Source: The Grindstone

I believe strongly in the idea that women need to lift one another up; it’s a basic tenet of my feminism. And because one system that tends to give us a lot of trouble is the workplace and our attempts at career advancement, when young feminists write to find out my supposed secrets to success, I’m all for it. So you want a feminist job? Here are some things to keep in mind.

The Minimum Wage Barely Provides for the Minimum Life

Source: WORT 89.9 fm

Most of us have had a shitty job or two. But how many of us have had to support ourselves fully – let alone support a family – on a job like this? There are a lot of people out there who have to do just that. They earn the minimum wage at a thankless job that is their only form of income. And that income is extremely low. Simply put, the minimum wage is too low and has been that way for too long.

EF 20 – Being a Woman in a Male-Dominated Field, with Patricia Valoy

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Simply being a woman in a field that has historically been a “boy’s club” provides a unique challenge. In this episode, feminist blogger (and Civil Engineer!) Patricia Valoy joins Sandra Kim in a discussion of this challenge. Patricia will explain the potential roadblocks women may encounter, and will offer guidance based on her own experience with these issues.