Womens Magazine

Womens Magazine – January 8, 2018

An in-depth conversation about parenting transgender kids, with Janna Barkin and Mere Abrams. Janna is the author of the book, He’s Always Been My Son, which traces her family’s journey in supporting and raising their transgender son, Amaya. Mere is a therapist and gender specialist in private practice and also Clinical Research Associate and Study … Continued


Womens Magazine

Culture and change: Reem’s journey from organizer to entrepreneur; Writing place-based mysteries

We speak with Reem Assil, who was a community organizer for ten years before deciding that her true passion is food.  Reem started Reem’s California, an Arab street corner bakery in Oakland’s Fruitvale district, with the help of several community initiatives including the Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment, La Cocina and ICA Fund Good Jobs. And in … Continued


Womens Magazine

Womens Magazine – August 3, 2015

  Dr. Marcia Chatelain, author of South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration, discusses the construction of Black girlhood in Chicago in the first half of the twentieth century, and what it tells us about the intersections of race and gender.  She also talks about Black Lives Matter, why it’s rewriting 2016 and … Continued


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