what is a woman?
This is a project of curiosity; we seek to uncover new meanings, new layers, new empathy. We’ll celebrate the ways womanhood is at once a shared experience and a diverse one. In seasonal, hour-long episodes, we’ll explore different facets of this experience within a local context and through a variety of lenses: informative, funny, conceptual, and personal.
listen to the first episode
Episode 1: What is beauty?
Beauty is so much more than “what mascara goes with my eye color?” How we dress, who we look to for inspiration, the time we spend crafting our external selves – it’s all an extension and a celebration of identity. Three local experts, plus perspectives from the street, offer food for thought – and a little bit of fun.
Episode 2: What is gender inclusion?
The next episode of the Women of Cincy “What is a woman?” podcast is in the works! Entitled “What is gender inclusion?” this episode will explore what gender inclusion could look like here in Cincinnati, as we hear personal experiences about what gender identity and inclusion mean to different individuals. The five-part episode will aim to inform with expert input, create understanding and empathy with storytelling, and encourage community and respect through group discussion to attempt to answer the question “What is gender inclusion?”
episode 1: show notes
Cool Stuff from the Episode + More
- Cocoa Flo’s EP on Spotify
Reading recommendations from Professor Sadre-Orafai: Staring: How We Look by Rosemarie Garland-Thomson and Buttoned Up: Clothing, Conformity, and White-Collar Masculinity by Erynn Casanova
Critical Visions’ symposium Social Innovation, Social Justice_Rethinking Design Anthropology
Reading recommendation from Stefani Carol: The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
“Super Bubbly” by Jesse Spillane
“Last Dance” by Jahzzar
“Living In Reverse” by Broke For Free
“RSPN” by Blank & Kytt