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Women’s Sports & Child-Free Icons

We love to celebrate women who defy gender roles and today we’re celebrating two groups of fascinating women. First, Ashley gives an update on all the exciting happenings in women’s sports around the country. Then, Renee chats with Laura Carroll about her book A Special Sisterhood, a collection of profiles on women in history who chose not to have children. Tune in to celebrate women athletes and child-free women!

Ashley Is Back in Her Women’s Sports Bag (1:40)

Ashley shares her experience attending an Angel City Football Club game. She also shares exciting updates on WNBA partnerships (including over-the-counter birth control!), this year’s draft, and Candace Parker’s retirement from the WNBA. 

A Special Sisterhood of Child-Free Women (13:10)

Renee sits down with Laura Carroll to talk about women who choose not to have children. They discuss Laura’s long history of researching and writing about child-free women, some child-free icons from history, and the importance of celebrating the lives we choose.

Books/Resources Mentioned:

WNBA announces multi-year partnership with Opill

A Special Sisterhood by Laura Carroll

The Baby Matrix by Laura Carroll

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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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