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Kittentits and Giving a FECK

Kittentits and Giving a FECK

Today’s episode features two seemingly disparate segments with a lot in common. Alternate titles included Wisdom from the Windy City, Voices of Chicago Youth and Elders, Notes on Compassion, or something about absurdism and groundedness. Mariquita, Rah, and Renee discuss the new book Kittentits by Holly Wilson, then Ashley interviews Chaz Ebert about her book It’s Time to Give a FECK.

Kittentits and the Absurd (1:40)

Mariquita, Rah, and Renee discuss Kittentits by Holly Wilson and grapple with elements of the absurd. Mariquita shows off her pop culture knowledge by pointing out millions of references to Return to Oz that went way over Rah’s and Renee’s heads and also schools us on the Chicago World’s Fair of 1992 that never was. Renee shares a bit about absurdist philosophy and Rah straps in for a good time.

It’s Time to Give a FECK with Chaz Ebert (27:50)

Ashley spoke with Chaz Ebert about her book, It’s Time to Give a FECK: Elevating Humanity through Forgiveness, Empathy, Compassion, and Kindness. The conversation includes writing the personal stories with the research and how FECK can be better shown in the media. 

Books/Resources Mentioned:

Kittentits by Holly Wilson

Blood and Guts in High School by Kathy Acker

Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

It’s Time to Give a FECK: Elevating Humanity through Forgiveness, Empathy, Compassion, and Kindness by Chaz Ebert

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Today’s episode is sponsored by The Unboxing of a Black Girl by Angela Shanté from Page Street YA and Undue Burden: Life and Death Decisions in Post-Roe America by Shefali Luthra from Doubleday. Thank you to our sponsors for supporting independent feminist media.

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This episode was edited and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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Renee Powers founded Feminist Book Club in 2018 to provide a space for intersectional feminists to learn, grow, and connect. When not reading or running the biz, you can find her drinking coffee and trying unsuccessfully to teach her retired racing greyhound how to fetch.

Favorite genres: feminist thrillers, contemporary literary fiction, short stories, and anything that might be described as “irreverent”

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