Past Present Podcast: The Women’s Strike, Anti-Semitism, and Robots

Robots

In this week’s episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki debate the complicated politics of the women’s strike, the rise of anti-Semitism in America, and humanity’s relationship to robots.   The Women’s Strike A Women’s Strike is being organized for March 8. We discussed […]

The New Resistance: Dispatches from the Women’s March

womens march los angeles

After witnessing the historic gatherings worldwide in support of women and equality last month, I invited people who attended the Women’s March in different cities to share their stories. Thank you to everyone who marched and to those who actively support […]

Emma McIlroy is a Wild Feminist

Emma McIlroy

I was recently introduced to Emma McIlroy and immediately developed a business-crush. The CEO of cult fashion brand Wildfang, she invited me to their monthly Free Speech event, a wild feminist spin on The Moth. I loved everything about the event, […]

Past Present Podcast: The Women’s March, Russia, and Obama’s Farewell

Women's March on Washington

In this week’s episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate the women’s march on Washington, US-Russian relations, and Obama’s final speech to the nation. The Women’s March The Women’s March on Washington will take place the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration to protest […]

Featured Artist: Michelle Hartney

Michelle Hartney

Michelle Hartney is a Chicago-based artist whose work addresses a broad range of topics, from women’s health issues, to the concept of heroes, love, and the cosmos.  She works in a variety of materials, including fiber, wood, found objects, community based interactive performance, and the […]

Past Present Podcast: Sexual Harassment, Scary Clowns, and Pit Bull Bans

Clowns

In this week’s episode, Niki, Natalia, and Neil debate Donald Trump and sexual harassment and assault, the great clown scare of 2016, and pit bull bans.   Sexual Harassment A growing list of women have accused Donald Trump of sexual harassment. Natalia commented […]

Past Present Podcast: Colin Kaepernick, Burkinis, and Crime at Walmart

National Anthem

On this week’s Past Present podcast, Nicole Hemmer, Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, and Neil Young discuss Colin Kaepernick and the national anthem, the burkini, and crime at Walmart. Colin Kaepernick San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick remained seated during a recent pre-game […]