I've wanted to interview Hazel Edwards ever since I started Feminist Hotdog. At the tender age of 22, she's the interim director of the Bryson Institute, the education and training department for Philadelphia's Attic Youth Center. Pushed out of a school that refused to affirm her gender, she now advocates for trans youth and educates service providers. Listen and get your education on intersectional feminism and being an ally to trans and nonbinary people. Her story will make your liberationist heart sing!
This week I got to nerd out with Fembot co-founder and chief digital officer Alissa Medina! Alissa’s been all about that magazine lyfe since she founded her first online pub at SIXTEEN. We talk about keeping content intersectional (not just using the word), dealing with trolls (while still benefiting from the algorithm boost they provide), and continuously evolving her platform to meet the changing needs of feminist readership. Thanks for sharing your magic, Alissa! (Music by Ava Luna and Loyalty Freak Music.)