Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin from Unladylike Media will discuss the intersection of the feminist movement, #MeToo, and the Abolition Movement, with a discussion of how feminism and white womanhood have pushed up against racial equity historically through present day.
Cristen and Caroline describe themselves as journalistically trained, research-addicted feminists who make digital media about all things gender. They believe by better understanding our unique identities, diverse lived experiences and underlying injustices, we can claim our space and make more room for others as well, which is integral to Unladylike mission: to make inclusive, credible media that moves. As creator and former co-hosts of Stuff Mom Never Told You, iTunes’ first (or close to it) educational women's podcast, Cristen and Caroline spent nearly a decade contextualizing constructs, debunking body myths, sourcing cultural stereotypes and overusing “heteronormative.” Together, they archived an encyclopedic vault of more than 1,200 podcast episodes and YouTube videos dishing out accessible, inclusive feminist edutainment. Then in December 2016, they published their final Stuff Mom Never Told You episode and launched Unladylike Media in spring 2017. Their podcasts and media have received recognition from the Hollywood Reporter, O Magazine, Vulture and more. In October 2018, their social-justice self-help guide, Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space, was published from Ten Speed Press.