THE FEMINIST HIT LIST – APRIL 2021

Books
Don’t miss the best eco-feminist podcasts, articles, talks and more with this master list of goodies. With the aim to inspire, motivate and educate, the Feminist Hit List comprises of our favourite eco-feminist driven media. Whether you’re looking for a new podcast to listen to, a new change-maker to follow on Instagram or a documentary to widen your perspective, we have got you covered on all bases!  

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Amiika George
AMIIKA GEORGE

Bold change-maker who launched the Free Periods campaign when she was 17 to end period poverty in the UK.

Aja Barber
Aja barber

Writer and stylist whose work sparks learning and change within the intersection of sustainability and fashion.

Elizabeth Wanjiru
Elizabeth Wanjiru 

 Young Kenyan environment and climate activist who founded the Green Generation Initiative which has planted 30,000 tree seedlings in Kenya.

Alice Aedy
Alice Aedy 

Climate justice focused photographer and film-maker that recently co-founded ‘earthrise studio’, a media platform created with the aim of communicating climate issues. Alice’s work often focuses on the intersection between climate justice and the refugee crisis and well as campaigning against FGM.

Xiye Bastida
Xiye Bastida

Teen climate activist and ‘Fridays for Future’ organizer who is dedicated to ensuring that indigenous and marginalized voices are being heard across the climate movement. 

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Period End of Sentence film
Period. End of Sentence. (25 minutes)

Academy Award-winning documentary film about a feminist revolution in India to fight the global shame about periods. Watch on YouTube or Netflix.

I am Greta film
I Am Greta. (90 minutes).

Intimate documentary about Greta Thunberg who has become the voice of a generation with never-before seen footage. Watch on BBC IPlayer.

Ethos film
Ethos. (8-part series)

Compelling drama set in Istanbul, Turkey. Unique women from starkly different backgrounds meet one another to find connection. Watch on Netflix.

Knock Down House film
KNOCK DOWN THE HOUSE (86 minutes)
‘Knock Down the House’ looks back at the political campaigns of four female Democrats running for Congress in the 2018 United States elections. These women are determined to alter the American political landscape for the better and lead the fight against a collapsing healthcare system, wage inequality, police violence and climate justice. Watch on Netflix.

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The V Word podcast
The V Word

“Lady bit talks by lady docs”. A truly excellent podcast hosted by two “badass gynaecologists”. Tune in for intersectional discussions on policy, birth control and climate change.

Listen: iTunes, Stitcher, PlayerFM

Balanced Black Girl
Balanced Black Girl:

Hosted by personal trainer and nutritionist, Lestraundra “Les” Alfred, this podcast carves a safe space for women of colour to talk about self-care, self-love and wellbeing.

Listen: iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify.

The Guilty Feminist
The Guilty Feminist

Hosted by comedian Deborah Frances-White, with a selection of epic guests, ‘The Guilty Feminist’ dives deep into all topics concerning 21st century feminism and descontructs the all too present feeling in many modern day feminist that they are ‘not a good enough feminist’. Tune in for honest conversations and lots of laughs.

Listen: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, The Guilty Feminist Website

READ

Every Woman's Gide to Saving the Planet
Every Woman’s Guide to Saving the Planet by Natalie Isaacs.

Never underestimate the difference one person can make. From climate bystander to international campaigner, read Nathalie’s compelling call to action.

Green
Green, by Elly Pear.

Feeling bogged down by air miles in the kitchen? Look no further than this handy cookbook that puts plants at the centre of your plates.

Why Women will save the Planet
Why Women Will Save The Planet, by Friends of the Earth and C40 Cities

This collection of essays asks the question ‘could women’s empowerment transform the chances of achieving environmental sustainability?’ and (no surprises!) the answer is a resounding yes. This book platforms key voices in the ecofeminist movement and is a call to action for all women interested in becoming part of the climate justice movement.

TAKE ACTION

Sisters Uncut
Get Involved – Sisters Uncut

Sisters Uncut is a group taking direct action against violence towards women. Having done amazing work tackling the ongoing issue of domestic violence towards women, Sisters Uncut are now focusing their energy towards tackling the ‘Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill’. The bill gives police more power and less accountability, greater stop and search powers and introduces new legislation which will restrict the individual’s right to protest. Join your local Sisters Uncut group to get involved with other empowered women taking direct action and defending our right to peaceful protest.

Sistachspace
Get Involved – Sistah Space

Sistah Space works with girls and women of African heritage who have experienced domestic of sexual abuse. This wonderful non-profit provides advice, support and practical help to survivors. Their mission is an important one – to provide a safe cultural space for victims to feel able to disclose abuse in a confidential environment, as well as encouraging community integration.

Donate – Girls Out Loud
Did you know that 1 in 4 young women in the UK will self-harm before they have left school? And that girls as young as 5 are worrying about their weight? Working to change these statistics, Girls Out Loud was created to empower teenage girls in the United Kingdom. This wonderful organisation provides programmes for young girls and women to help build self-confidence, encourage body acceptance and foster a positive self image.
We would love to hear your recommendations too.  Please leave a comment for us and we will try to include it in the next edition.

LILY HALLIDAY

Lily is a videographer and content creator with a passion for intersectional climate activism. She has previously worked on projects telling the stories of activists from around the world at the COP25 conference and is involved in the organisation of climate activism groups at her University.

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