Calling Each Other In with Loretta J. Ross

Calling Each Other In with Loretta J. Ross

Feminist Hotdog
Jan 28, 2021 • Season 4, Episode 7

Show Notes


It's not every day you get to interview a woman who has inspired you for decades. In this episode, I had the privilege of speaking with feminist icon Loretta J. Ross, activist, writer, and scholar, and a critical voice who has helped shape many aspects of the Women's Movement and the ongoing struggle for human rights worldwide. Over the course of her career, she has worked to center Black women and girls in conversations about sexual and gender-based violence, sterilization abuse, violent extremism, and reproductive justice (a framework she co-created). Her more recent work focuses on helping activists hone the skills they need to hold each other accountable without undermining their humanity—an approach she refers to as "calling in," an alternative to "calling out." For anyone who needs a beautiful reminder of the benefits of treating each other more gently, this episode is for you.

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What does it mean to lead a feminist life? Feminist Hotdog is a podcast for anyone who wants to answer this question for themselves. Each episode, host Adrienne van der Valk and her guests break the barriers surrounding “typical” feminist topics, upliftin...

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Adrienne van der Valk thinks feminism needs an upgrade. She’s on a mission to show the world that expanding our feminist thinking is good for everyone and makes life more joyful. Adrienne started Feminist Hotdog because, as our society becomes increasing...

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