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In Tea with Mama Cash, feminisms and other radical politics will get an airing and a welcome reception – to create, debate, reimagine, of course problematize, and also just be. Your hosts Zohra Moosa and Happy Mwende Kinyili share their experience, perspective and opinions based on their experience supporting feminist activism worldwide.⁣ ⁣ Because feminist activism works!⁣ ⁣ Mama Cash was conceived around a kitchen table in Amsterdam in 1983. Since then, we have grown from a group of five f ...
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As anarchist activist Emma Goldman (1865-1940) said: If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution. Conceptualised in Nairobi, Kenya by multidisciplinary arts collective The Nest, Strictly Silk is a party for and by women and non-binary people. And on March 7th, the first international edition of Strictly Silk will take place on at R…
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The first 2020 episode of Tea with Mama Cash is all about the future! We're talking feminist utopias, dystopias, and what these imagined futures can tell us about the present.For this discussion on all things speculative and social justice, Zohra is joined by two very special guests: Hakima Abbas, Co-Executive Director of AWID, and Geeta Misra, Exe…
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Even within feminist spaces, the regulation of sex work is a contested topic. So for this International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, we invited two sex workers' rights activists to join us on the podcast: Velvet December, Advocacy Coordinator for Dutch sex workers' union PROUD, and Vera Rodriguez, Programme Associate at international fu…
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Climate change is one of the most urgent issues of our times, and fortunately it has gained the mainstream attention it deserves. But one important element is missing from the conversation. To create a sustainable future for all, we need to talk about gender and climate change. In this episode of Tea with Mama Cash, hosted by our Executive Director…
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October 11th is the International Day of the Girl. What better time to get on the line with FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund? We had a chat with FRIDA's co-Executive Directors, Majandra Rodriguez Acha and Nino Ugrekhelidze about stereotypes put on young people, how girls are organising to change the world, and our co-commissioned report published la…
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September 15th is the International Day of Democracy. What better time to reflect on what democracy was meant for, how it's playing out on the ground today, and most importantly, what we might want it to be?For this episode we invited two guests, who from their respective experiences lend us their feminist perspectives on the matter: Nandini Archer…
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“Whoever convinced us that we are consumers? We are earthlings.”On this episode of Tea with Mama Cash, hosts Zohra and Happy - along with our first ever guest (!), Chihiro Geuzebroek of Climate Liberation Bloc - tackle the question that many of us keep returning to: what do we do with the contradictions that emerge between our politics and our pers…
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"Abortion rights, sexuality rights, sex work, all of it… we can talk about the way women’s bodies are used in an ideological battle that is patriarchy vs feminism, but I still come back to the idea that we would only know truly that we were free if we would feel it in our bodies, no matter what words are coming out of our mouths."Earlier this month…
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Happy is cringing, but that's exactly why this time on Tea with Mama Cash we're talking about BLOOD. Our Executive Director Zohra Moosa and Director of Programmes Happy Mwende Kinyili unpack the shame around menstrual bleeding, discuss the tampon tax, debate menstrual cups, and take a look at feminist activism re: menstruation around the world. Plu…
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As we approach International Women's Day on March 8th - and so too the Mama Cash Feminist Festival - we ask some tough questions about engaging with arts, culture and media as a feminist. What does it look like to consume (often problematic) popular culture as feminists? How, if at all, can we relate to art outside of a capitalist framework of cons…
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Three words, eight letters: on this episode of Tea with Mama Cash we're talking about that big, small word: l-o-v-e. Not just the romantic kind, but in all it's many-splendored forms, like care, and community, and family. Our Executive Director Zohra Moosa and Director of Programmes Happy Mwende Kinyili look at how all the different kinds of relati…
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What do history books, the gender binary, and the language we use in this podcast have in common? As our Executive Director Zohra Moosa and Director of Programmes Happy Mwende Kinyili explore in this episode of Tea with Mama Cash, colonialism is not limited to the past, but a force that continues to shape our present - even our feminist movements. …
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Abortion. Yes… we’re still talking about it. "Many, many years since the very first conversation about abortion ever took place between two women," our Executive Director Zohra Moosa notes. Why are governments still trying to control women’s bodies and decisions? Zohra and our Director of Programmes Happy Mwende Kinyili have one more conversation a…
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As our Executive Director Zohra Moosa notes, a lot of her job is about trying to get people to become feminists; to practice feminism. But what does it actually mean when everyone starts calling themselves feminists? As she asks: “Am I hugely persuasive, or is this a disaster?” In the third episode of Tea with Mama Cash, hosts Zohra Moosa and Direc…
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In the second episode of Tea with Mama Cash, hosts Zohra Moosa and Happy Mwende Kinyili tackle the million-dollar question: will the revolution be funded? Zohra and Happy explore the ways activists can engage with money from a feminist perspective, including Mama Cash’s origin story. Is money a tool for creating lasting, transformational social cha…
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On the very first episode of Tea with Mama Cash, Zohra Moosa and Happy Mwende Kinyili talk about what feminism brings to them, debate how we'll get to that feminist utopia, and share stories of feminist activists who have inspired them lately.How do you practice feminism? Do you consider yourself an activist? Let us know in the comments, on Twitter…
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In this episode, we talk to Amsterdam cycling aficionado Henry Cutler, founder of WorkCycles, about biking in Amsterdam, including the surprising reason why scooters share the bike paths and why there can never be too many cyclists in Amsterdam. We also answer a listener question about bringing grandparents to live in the Netherlands, introduce our…
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In this episode, we share an interview from the Hiraeth Podcast about migration and the search for home. Host Monica Perez Vega talks to guest Kristina about the different forms of migration she has experienced, including coming to the Netherlands as both a refugee and an expat. Show Notes: http://www.amsterdam-mamas.nl/articles/around-world-search…
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