COLLECTIVE QUEST TELESUMMIT PODCASTS
To Entertain, Educate & Inspire
"Sexism in the Animal Rights Movement is not new—it’s part of our culture and has been in the movement since women first started working to protect animals! Male privilege and white privilege are connected with human privilege—they are connected with the problem of animal abuse. We need to recognize these interconnections and make the necessary changes in our lives if we want to bring change. Going vegan is critical, but we also have to root out sexism, racism, and other forms of oppression to welcome a world of peace." Lisa Kemmerer
Lesbian Culture, a conversation with Judy Grahn, Bonnie Morris, and Max Dashu. Three Lesbian Scholars steeped in Lesbian Culture. A wonderful gift of love to all generations of lesbians.
In this podcast, psychologist Melissa Farley explains her understanding of the intimately connected exploitation of women and exploitation of the earth. Multinational corporations and governments designate so-called "sacrifice zones" for resource extraction and in the process they exploit both men and women. Poor men are exploited for their labor, and women are provided to pacify them after what is usually miserable and dangerous labor. Eventually, when the resources are depleted or the land is destroyed, or environmentalists protest, and the resource extraction stops, the sex trade nonetheless continues. In sexist cultures where women can't make enough to survive, prostitution becomes entrenched. Melissa Farley quotes Lisa Brunner, White Earth Ojibwe at the National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, and anthropologist Peggy Reeves Sanday.
Hunter Lovins shares the good news that operating sustainably increases profitability. Hear about "Green Investments," becoming an "Impact Investor," and why Hunter wakes up smiling. You can too!
Listen free to Kim Freeman Brown as she talks about Green Jobs, Food and Leadership in Communities of Color. Hear about young people and women at the cutting edge of sustainable economies.
Listen free to Rebecca Spector, West Coast Director for the Center for Food Safety, as she talks about eating safely, GMOs, the importance of bees, and all the good changes in our food systems.
Kristi Marsh is a Breast Cancer Warrior! Diagnosed with aggressive Stage 3 Cancer, she has become a nationally recognized advocate for women’s environmental health. Hear the "Little Changes" she made that help us deal with toxins in our home, environment, and personal care products.
Bonnie Morris shares her experiences as a Women's Studies Professor. Stories of international students and events, the next generation of students, and women's longevity. She says, "Feminists have been successful in making it now mainstream to take Women's Studies." Host: Carolyn Gage.
Climate change interventions can be a critical entry point for promoting women's equality in terms of land rights, economic and cultural rights, access to decision-making, and political participation. Ursula will expand your global reality with stories at the intersection between women's rights, environmental justice and climate change.
Start small and make a Big difference! Women earn less and live longer. Plan for it! Know your numbers, how much will you need in retirement? Make your own personal retirement plan to allow for financial security during the 3 to 10 years many of us live alone as we age.
Know the importance of credit for your everyday life! Reassess your financial well-being at life's milestones. Financial Literacy is a life-long journey. Slow and steady wins the race!
Listen free to Tama Matsuoka Wong as she talks about Foraging for Foods in meadows, farmers markets, and your own backyard. Safe foraging for flavor and nutrition. Watch her beautiful video: The Wild Farm.
Denise O'Brien is a woman whose life has been devoted to raising women’s voices in agriculture. She married a farmer and became one at a time when women still called themselves "farmer's wives." Women farm differently and sustainably, and we are changing the face of agriculture. Women own over 50% of rented farmland in the U.S., and grow 75% of the world's food. CSAs allow consumers to share in the risk and help break the farmer debt cycle. Land Trusts are leasing farmland to beginning farmers. Hear the good news of Feminism and Sustainability!
"You Can Follow Your Dream and Be Useful," says Dr. Mana Kasongo. Born in the Congo, she impacts individual lives by following the call to where she is needed and wanted. With degrees in Journalism and Medicine, she practices Advocacy Journalism and Emergency Medicine. She talks about Ebola, HIV/AIDS, home healthcare, and the importance of a national healthcare infrastructure and "Medical Minutes."
Metaformia is the creative power that derives from Menstruation. Metaformia would change everything! Judy shares the importance of woman-centeredness and earth-centeredness and how Lesbian Feminists were crucial in putting women's organizations into the public sphere, how Feminist Poetry helps us access the intuitive parts of our brain where we connect to nature, rituals that are changing things, and her advice for the future.
Listen free to Simran Sethi, "The Environmental Messenger." She tells us about the important role of women in sustainability, and why the way we think is uniquely central and required in business, environment, and development.
Listen free to Renee Loux, TV host, Women's Health Magazine columnist, and raw food chef, as she talks about making safer choices, cleaning kindly, hormone disrupters, deodorants, and so much more!
Breast Cancer is 5 different diseases. Focus on chemicals and radiation. How you can reduce your risk. Mamography alternatives. Low-dose exposures. Cosmetics without cancer. Questioning BPA alternatives. Working to stop this disease before it starts.
Launched on Gloria Steinem's 80th Birthday! A model for other communities to adopt. Includes books in and out of print by 1st, 2nd and 3rd Wave Feminists, textbooks, and books by and about Gloria Steinem.
We have the only rising maternal mortality rate in the developed world. Women's mortality rates indicate the effectiveness of a nation's healthcare system. Our hospitals are not prepared or equipped to deal with obstetric emergencies! African American women die 2 to 3 times more often!
We should not allow the fear to overtake us. This Climate Crisis is an opportunity to develop our own emotional and spiritual capacity. There is a global consciousness that shifting to sustainable energy is a moral and ethical challenge. We need to think about System Change, and equal and sustainable forms of globalization.
Listen free to Katy Farber, a Mommy Blogger who says, “We can and do have an impact as parents. We can organize and act on issues of children’s health. Climate Change is a children’s health issue."
Learn why these easy steps are important for your family's health. Learn how to minimize plastics and why! And how to gradually change to non-toxic cleaning products as you run out, and about replacing your family's personal care products with safe ones
Fluoride is a Hormone Disruptor. Why is it added to our water? What about the "Poison Warning" on our fluoride toothpastes? Does fluoride damage our DNA? What are the health effects of fluoride on humans? On our thyroids? On our children?
Author and professor Judy Grahn is one of the Founding Mothers of the Lesbian Feminist and Women's Spirituality Movements in the U.S. She speaks about Eco-Feminism, both ancient and modern. Judy says, "We must go back (to our ancient woman-centered beginnings) to go forward sustainably."
Dr. Asoka Bandarage brings you the story of wholeness, and the connections between sustainable environments, societies, and economic futures.
Charlene Spretnak helped to co-found the Green Party Movement in the U.S. with her 1980’s book, “Green Politics.” She has been named one of Britain's "100 Eco-Heroes of All Time." Charlene talks on the subject of Dynamic Relatedness and the sustainability of women's relational ways.
You can get all your protein needs from plant-based foods. No cholesterol in a Vegan Diet. You are eliminating foods that aren't good for you. The U.N. and the USDA recommend moving away from a meat diet. Meat eating has been a way of showing male virility. Women are animalized, and animals are feminized and sexualized in ads and comments. 1/3 of the world's land mass, 40% of U.S. fresh water, and 35% of U.S. dependence on foreign oil is devoted to animal agriculture.
Porn is an addiction, a public health issue, and THE major form of sex education. It is sexualizing boys and men toward violence against women and making real intimacy for them impossible. The good news is that 90 minutes of feminist critical analysis helps to bring recovery. Gail Dines is Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies.
You will learn why feminists should be vegans, the links between diet and the environment, how religion is a tool for change, and the economical, environmental, and personal health implications of Vegetarianism. “We have extended ethics outward from self to family to community to all of humanity. We are now called to extend moral consideration to other species.” Professor Lisa Kemmerer
"How we do money, is how we do everything!" 3 Steps to Making Financial Decisions with Confidence: 1) Clarity on your current Financial Baseline; 2) Creating a Plan gives you the Freedom of knowing your next step; 3) Be at "Choice" by looking at your Money Principals.
Diane MacEachern is a best-selling author and green business guru. A long-time environmentalist passionate about empowering consumers, especially women, to use their marketplace clout to protect the environment.
Your credit is your Blueprint! Create a Budget - Needs vs. Wants! Protect your assets (family, health, income, home, autos). Start a "Clutch of Women," and set a monthly agenda, do the research, grow together. Learn about 3 "Wealth Building Buckets."
Our Health. Our Future. Toxic Free! Join Women's Voices for the Earth "No Secrets" Campaigns: Are Air Fresheners, Feminine Care Products, and Musk Fragrance disrupting your hormones? Plus 10 tips for reducing toxic exposure, recipes for saving money and your family’s health!
Listen free to Denise O’Brien whose life has been devoted to raising women’s voices in agriculture. She founded WFAN, a community of women empowering women to build food systems and communities that are healthy, just, and sustainable.
Learn about the connections between Allergens, Asthma, Scented Candles, Plug-Ins, and Air Fresheners -- and how eliminating the very small daily doses of these toxins can help prevent chronic health problems, cancer, and it's recurrence.
Susan says, "Cancer can be healed by the body's own healing and repair mechanisms using entirely natural means to support the process. Medical treatment, surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, fail to stop the growth of cancer in the majority of cases."
Beth Greer shares: How to Live Healthy in a Toxic World; Easy Ways to Have a Super Natural Home; Why You Should Question What Goes In, On and Surrounds You; and Beauty through Wellness and How to Look and Feel Radiant at Any Age.
Inscribed and charged symbols on ceramics and ceremonial weavings have cosmological significance, global similarities, and cultural connections. Max Dashu has recorded these sacred narratives. Everyone has historical roots to claim and an authentic place to stand without appropriating other cultures. This is medicine for women's spirits!
Learn ways to save money by shifting your budget to living greener! Did you know that women spend 85% of every consumer dollar. Let's do it well! Learn shopping green for your family, children and pets! Fair Trade, and the trickle down effect for your entire eco-system.
Learn tips on saving money by: 1) Having a Budget/Plan in place; 2) Creating a Meal Plan - it's more difficult to eat out when cross-contamination is an issue; and 3) Live within your means! If it's not in your budget, and you don't NEED it, don't buy it.
Listen free to blogger, Beth Terry, who has done much of the research for us on reducing your family's exposure to toxins, cool plastic free innovations, and generating less plastic waste. Hear how she convinced Clorox to make Brita Filters recyclable.
Morra Aarons-Mele is founder of The Mission List and Women Online, facilitating women's use of social media to change the world. She shares how we are connected, mobilized, and strengthened by social media.
Free podcast from the 9th Lesbian Tent Revival at the 40th Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. This sermon was subtitled "How to Get the Most Out of This Festival"... but it could also be "How to Get the Most Out of Your Life Post-Fest"
Helena Norberg-Hodge shares "The Economics of Happiness: Lessons from Ladakh," the western most part of the Tibetan Plateau at an elevation of 12,000 feet. A sustainable global economic perspective.
Free podcast from the 9th Lesbian Tent Revival at the 40th Michigan Womyn's Music Festival. This sermon is what happens when we ride the synaptic bus of radical thinking ALL THE WAY to the end of the line. The secrets of the universe are revealed.
Terri Treat teaches us about natural sources for bedding: Organic Cotton, Eco-Wool, Natural Latex and Wellspring. You'll shop smarter and your family will sleep healthier!
Humans evolved in relation to Earth’s electromagnetic field. AC Electricity and the EMFs of WiFi, Cell Phones, Smart Meters, computerized cars, etc., disrupt this relationship, causing a constant subtle stress, compromising our body’s ability to heal itself.
Sandi Star is a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner and Certified in Clinical Nutrition and Clinical Herbology. She teaches us how to use food as medicine to address inflammation and strengthen our immune systems to help prevent cancer and its recurrence.
Over 350 communities have taken action against fracking, and the movement is growing stronger every day. Communities across the nation are waking up to the dangers of fracking, and the drilling associated with fracking. We need to understand fracking. Watch the Video!
Diplomat Shazia Rafi was born in Lahore, Pakistan, and served as Secretary-General of Parliamentarians for Global Action, a non-partisan group of elected officials from over 130 nations from l996 to 2013. Adding women onto every issue being addressed was Shazia's role. She achieved consensus on Abortion as a health issue. Air Quality is now the most urgent sustainability goal. Ms. Rafi served for five years as the U.N. Representative for the “All Pakistan Women’s Association.”