I recently had the honour of being one of the guests on an episode of BBC’s The Conversation. The episode is called Women Reclaiming Their Streets, and I’ve taken a screenshot from their website:
It was wonderful to speak with a feminist activist in another part of the world and share thoughts and experiences. We agreed that it’s empowering for women to stand up together and speak about their lives. We also talked about how different forms of feminist activism are just different tools within our “feminist toolbox,” and that the more tools we have, the better. This episode, as the title suggets, is also about women reclaiming their right to be in public places without having to fit social standards, such as being pleasant and smiley. Instead, we should feel free to be angry about social injustice and voice our own thoughts and opinions.
In this episode, “Krupa Padhy meets two women who have tackled violence against women head-on, by organising eye-catching and sometimes controversial street protests.” The other guest is Finn Mackay, “one of the UK’s most influential feminist activists. She founded the London Feminist Network in 2004, the same year that she revived the Reclaim the Night marches….”
Here is a link to this episode: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csvs2g