[FBC2] Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin, authors of Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space

Cristen and Caroline, Unladylike
“For white feminists, it’s imperative to really focus on and take responsibility for the role that race plays in feminism and equality or rather, inequality.” – Cristen Conger
This episode is brought to you in collaboration with Smitten Kitten.
Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin are the Atlanta-based, journalistically trained, research-addicted hosts of the podcast Unladylike and the cofounders of Unladylike Media, where they produce inclusive digital media. As creators and former cohosts of Stuff Mom Never Told You, iTunes’ first educational women’s podcast, the pair has spent the better part of a decade contextualizing constructs, debunking body myths, sourcing cultural stereotypes, and overusing the word heteronormative in casual conversation.
Cristen and Caroline launched Unladylike Media as a home for their creative work: A book (Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space), which came out in October 2018; a podcast (Unladylike), which launched in January 2018; and all the rest of their feminist-media endeavors like live events and speaking engagements. The through line of all of their work is a dedication to making feminist media that moves — they want to provide audiences with the “why” behind the way things are in addition to a solid dose of ragespiration.

Pick up your copy of Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space by Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin
Keep up with all things Unladylike @unladylikemedia and at unladylike.co.
Follow Unladylike’s illustrator Tyler Feder on Instagram @tylerfeder
Cristen’s book recommendations:
All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister
Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage by Stephanie Coontz
Dietland by Sarai Walker
Caroline’s book recommendations:
The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap by Stephanie Coontz
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney Cooper
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