The climate crisis, rape culture, the wall—we think the patriarchy has done enough.
Host Martha Chaves—Latin-Canadian-LGBTQ award-winning comedian, actor, activist, and playwright—and ten badass feminist changemakers are talking about the future they are creating. Season three they're talking about power – who has it, how it manifests in our communities and workplaces, impacts our lives and our ability to drive progressive change, and how it is wielded in feminist organizations.
Edgy and provocative, you'll be challenged and inspired. You'll hear perspectives you haven't before. Above all, season three is joyful - and you'll feel reassured that our future is in good hands.
Each episode is a new conversation about what power looks like at its very best: the power we have within, the power we build together, how we face overwhelming power that seeks to oppress us, and how we use the power of our imaginations to conjure up a vision of the loving and just world we are all working toward, together.
It shouldn’t be groundbreaking. But it is.
Fifteen badass feminist leaders and human rights defenders from eleven countries joined Nobel Women’s Initiative online this past spring. All in their twenties, these women are leaders in changing the landscape for women and vulnerable people. During the program they experienced coups, military conflict, even an erupting volcano – as well as near constant challenges to their safety and personal security because of their relentless pursuit of justice. And yet, they persisted.
They concluded that while the dialogue around identities often divides us, the issue of power – who has it, how it manifests in our communities and workplaces, impacts our lives and our ability to drive progressive change, and how it is wielded in feminist organizations – is a central preoccupation that brings us all together.
Meet eight of these women and two of their mentors as they discuss and exemplify what power looks like at its very best: the power we have within, the power we build together, how we face overwhelming power that seeks to oppress us, and how we use the power of our imaginations to conjure up a vision of the loving and just world we are all working toward, together.
In our premiere season host Martha Chaves talks to a number of remarkable women changemakers on a range of issues, from bodily autonomy to the climate crisis, decolonizing leadership to the border wall. Oh yeah, and we even learn the secret to peace in the Middle East (spoiler alert—it's women). Click below to listen and learn more about each of these episodes and the bad ass activists who populate them. Our feminist future is bright af.
Host Martha Chaves is talking to a whole new batch of feminist changemakers from around the world about the future they are creating. You'll hear whistleblowers and revolutionaries, filmmakers and peacemakers, thinkers and activists. When Feminists Rule the World... Black Lives Matter! We won't be killed by robots! There will be NO more billionaires, things will be a little less extreme, the apocalypse will be averted, and —of course— women will continue to lead the revolution! Phew. Bring it on.
Martha Chaves is a Nicaraguan-Canadian award-winning comedian, actress, activist and playwright. She is a regular in the comedy circuits in Canada, the United States and Latin America, has performed at Just for Laughs, on CBC Radio, and was voted Standup Comic of the Year at the 2017 Canadian Comedy Awards. She is a fierce human rights advocate, using humour to challenge the status quo in four different languages. She also happens to be funny as hell.
The Nobel Women’s Initiative uses the prestige of the Nobel Peace Prize and six courageous women peace laureates—Mairead Maguire, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Tawakkol Karman, and Leymah Gbowee—to magnify the power and visibility of women working in countries around the world for peace, justice and equality. movements around the world.