We don’t often shed light onto who is actually behind Faces of Feminism. In fact, the ‘about’ page of our website is the only place we talk about ourselves, so we thought we would start a monthly practice of sharing our feminist favorites. These are items ranging from podcasts to movies to brands to Instagram accounts.
1. Period. End of Sentence (Netflix)
Period. End of Sentence is a documentary made by young feminists across the country. It focuses on period inequality in rural India and a group of women there who start making pads for a living. This movie left me with important knowledge on the stigma surrounding periods. In India, most temples will not even allow women to pray while menstruating because they are considered dirty.
Donate to the Pad Project to help the movement continue. https://www.thepadproject.org/
2. Outdoor Voices
I love to be active, but I’ve never fully embraced the athleisure trend; that is until I discovered Outdoor Voices. Outdoor Voices is an active-wear company, started by Ty Haney, that emphasizes “doing things” to stay active. You don’t need to be serious about working out to wear their products, you just need to love to get up and get moving. The reason Outdoor Voices made it on my list today is that the products are ethically and sustainably made, they hire diverse models of various sizes, and the company is female founded.
3. Call Your Girlfriend Podcast
This unique podcast is run by two best friends, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman who live across the country from each other. For each episode, they call each other (hence the name) and discuss a feminist issue, interview a guest, or just chat. They have a plethora of impressive guests including Gloria Steinem, Stacey Abrams, Cecile Richards, and Rachel Cargle.
1. I Am What A Feminist Looks Like Journal
This journal is perfect for any feminist or activist out there as each page holds a unique and empowering quote from strong women like Audre Lorde and Roxane Gay. Each page has writing space to answer the question: How am I making my voice heard today? This journal is perfect for recognizing your personal power and digging deep into your feminist beliefs on the daily.
2. Red Table Talk with Rachel Cargle
This 25-minute episode of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk series focuses on breaking down white privilege, and how it affects the dynamic between white women and women of color. With a diverse group, this episode gets down to the nitty-gritty of how race is a major factor in today’s society. A highly recommended watch for all!