Cultures Aren’t Costumes: Rethinking Halloween

October 18, 2017

In this episode, Brittany and Heidi discuss how certain popular Halloween costumes like ‘hula girl’ or ‘sexy’ anything can actually be very harmful when they perpetuate stereotypes or sexualize different cultures or gender identities.


Self-Awareness and Social Media

September 25, 2017

In this episode, Heidi and Brittany acknowledge the salience of social media in our lives and explore ways that we can have healthier relationships with and through these digital platforms.


Game of Thrones: Engaging with a Problematic Fav

August 23, 2017

Heidi and Brittany discuss the ways sexual violence is portrayed on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” As advocates against violence, they grapple with what it means to be fans of such a violent show.


Identifying our Intersections

July 13, 2017

Heidi and Brittany focus on “locating themselves” in this episode, with an open discussion on the identities they hold as personally significant. They share how grounding themselves in this way is an important part of transformative social justice work.


Art for Activism and Healing

June 14, 2017

This month, Brittany and Heidi talk about the role of art in social justice and healing work. This episode includes a special interview with artist and HopeWorks’ Director of Community Engagement, Vanita Leatherwood.