Funmilola Fagbamila is the guest of this third episode of the Gang Of Witches podcast.
American of nigerian origin, Funmilola Fagbamila is an author, performer, teacher, and one of the figures of the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States. After participating in launching the movement in Los Angeles, this Afro-feminist activist wrote and performed a play, The Intersection: Woke Black Folk. With this work, Fagbamila addresses the black population in the United States through four black characters, all of whom she portrays as having radically different points of view regarding the continuing struggle against political and institutional racism in the United States.
As a black woman, a professor of Pan-African studies and an artist, Funmilola Fagbamila questions the notion of intersectionality, in a Western world still struggling with its recent colonialist past.
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Isabelle Sorente is the guest of Valérie Mitteaux and Wendy Delorme for the second episode of Gang Of Witches’ podcast. The writer has just released a self-fiction book, "Le Complexe de la Sorcière", published by J.C. Lattès.Listen to episode #2
It's full moon, we welcome Paola Hivelin and Sophie Rokh, artists and founders of Gang Of Witches. The guests tell how the sorority gives them the strength and inspiration to carry out their struggles every day.Listen to episode #1
Valérie has directed several feature-length documentaries including "Girl or boy, my sex is not my gender", produced by Arte in 2011. Focusing on the search for new paradigms, human rights and the quest for more democracy, she co-directed the film "Dreamocracy" in 2013 with Raquel Freire, a Portuguese director, on an initiative of the Portuguese Citizen Academy. "8, avenue Lénine", a film co-directed with Anna Pitoun about 15 years of life of a Rom family in France, was released in 2018. Valérie is currently making a new film on the solutions available to women to get out of their submission, as well as a portrait of Marie de Gournay, Montaigne's daughter in law and an exceptional woman.Valérie's website
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Wendy is the author of novels and essays that deal with the political potential of bodies and sexualities, feminism and filiations. The most recent, "Le corps est une Chimère" (novel, ed. Au diable vauvert) was published in 2018, and received the Joseph Prize created the same year. In 2009, she co-produced the "Queer X Show" tour, an ephemeral group of feminist artists gathered for a European tour filmed for a documentary road movie directed by Emilie Jouvet ("Too much Pussy!", 2010). Since 2004 she has been teaching image semiology and enunciation theories at university. Her work focuses on media representations of sexual and gender minorities. Wendy is also a member of the RER Q author collective.Wendy's website
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