Episode 16: Cam / by Ambivalently Yours

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*Content Warning: This episode deals with issues of colonialism, racism, and sexism

Here’s the question that inspired this week’s episode (the message has been slightly altered to preserve anonymity): I have lots of feminist feels. Mostly anger about the way that women are portrayed, street harassment, and representation of women in media and fashion. In this day and age I feel that, as a woman, not being skinny/not shaving your legs/not wanting babies is an act of RADICAL disobedience. I still feel pretty squeezed by narrow stereotypes, even though I'm almost 30. My question is: What does one actually DO with one's feelings of feminism? How do we speak out? How do we make change?

It can be difficult to figure out how to channel our “feminist feelings.” How do we take our frustrations, sadness and concerns about white supremacist capitalist patriarchy and actually “do something?” How do we do this work in a world that is inhospitable to feminist activism? How do we take care of ourselves amidst the pressure to make change? This week, AY sits down with Cam, a street artist, community art organizer and curator based in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal to discuss art and activism. Cam shares some of her experiences and some helpful tips on how to find your crew - the people to do the work with. Learn more about Cam's work and her projects at @cam_mtl and @unceded_voices.

A podcast by Ambivalently Yours
Co-produced by 
Hannah McCasland
Recorded at Oboro Artist-Run Center in Montreal
Technical support: 
Stéphane Claude
Music: 
Greg Barkley