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20 – Feminism & Hip-Hop w. Adriana Onita

With us to break down the intersection of feminism, hip-hop, and language is educator and poet: Adriana Onita.

We trace the evolution of women in hip-hop and rap from the passive objects seen in 80’s/90’s gansta rap to the archetype-breaking feminine subjects of such artists as Azealia Banks & Snow Tha Product. We discuss rap as a pedagogical resource, as well as a means of expressing or playing with one’s identity – especially in regards to women of colour.

You’ve got lots of artists to listen to on this episode, so make sure to do your homework; and while you do, check out Adriana’s company For the Love of Language (http://www.fortheloveoflanguage.ca/) & her multi-lingual poetry magazine The Polyglot (http://www.thepolyglotmagazine.com/). You could also get in touch with Adriana via her Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/fortheloveoflanguage_education/) or straight-up by email (aonita@ualberta.ca).

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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19 – Crossline Theatre w. Kara Chamberlain

UK-based, Canadian born, actor and playwright Kara Chamberlian defies the time/space continuum to speak with us about her theatre company Crossline Theatre, their previous works, and their upcoming show Just About Home.

We chat about Kara’s experience moving into the British theatre community; how feminism, pornography, and theatre intersect; and how Crossline strives to inspire playful discussion amongst audiences.

If you’re so lucky to be in London on March 19th, you can be a part of Just About Home‘s Scratch Night performance; details here (http://www.coryhaas.ca/projects).

You can check out Crossline Theatre here (https://www.crosslinetheatre.com/) or via their Twitter (https://twitter.com/CrossLineTheatr). Kara’s other actory stuff is here (http://www.karachamberlain.com/) and here (https://twitter.com/kara_chamberlai).

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/