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Woman Up!

Desperate Artwives

Woman Up! is a series of Podcasts devised by Desperate Artwives in collaboration with Artist Susan Merrick and in association with the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmith’s College.Driven by the many inspiring women and stories we come across over the last 8 years of feminist practice we realised that we wanted to hear more from some of these amazing group so we gathered women from all walks of life who inspired us, influenced us and activated our practice as artists and curators but above all as humans.We speak with women artists, mothers and academics, writers and activists, midwives, carers and more. Those hoping to inspire, or those being inspired. Those challenging ideas and ideals, questioning assumptions and provoking social change. And maybe those who just have something important to share. We will have conversations about lived experiences, about achievements and inspirations and we will share stories as well as campaigns and awareness.We are choosing to talk to Women* because So much of women’s experience around the world is hidden, silenced, not documented or minimised. This isn’t a podcast for only women to listen to, but it IS a podcast about women and women’s lives.Join us.We would like to say a special thank you to:Althea Greenan and The Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths College for providing us space and equipment to record as well as support for the project;Rosemary Schonfeld and OVA for the use of their track Early in the Evening, and to the Women’s Liberation Music Archive for storing such inspirational music that we can then find!Mike Dignam for remixing the track for us beautifully and last but definetly not least Francesca Mattia for her generous funding of the project.*Including Trans Women ’trans women ought to be included in the feminist coalition because we share some experiences of misogyny with cis women, because we share liberatory goals with feminism, and because our exclusion makes feminism weaker’ Alyson Escalante

Recent Episodes

Woman Up! Series 3 Episode 9 - Leni Dothan 'Breaching the Contract' November 07, 2021 Episode artwork Woman Up! Series 3 Episode 8 - Lauren Craig 'Social Media Shyness and Cultural Futurism'October 06, 2021 Episode artwork Woman Up! Series 3 Episode 7: Felicity Allen - The Disoeuvre July 27, 2021 Episode artwork Woman Up! Series 3 Episode 6 TAKEOVER'Stopping the Fucking Wheel' - Desperate Artwives takeover The Missing Mother ConferenceJune 01, 2021 Episode artwork Woman Up! Special Series 3 Episode 5 ‘An urgent response’ - Shira Richter: 'The conflict in the middle east, a Mothernist perspective'May 13, 2021 Episode artwork Woman Up! Series 3 Episode 4 Megan Wynne 'The Body as a Site for Mothering and Art' May 03, 2021 Episode artwork Woman Up! Series 3 Episode 3 Ruchika Wason Singh 'Mapping Mother Artists in Asia' April 01, 2021 Episode artwork Woman Up! Series 3 Episode 2 Nicola Hunter 'Censorship, Bodies and Vulnerability'March 01, 2021 Episode artwork Woman Up! Series 3 Episode 1 Jodie Hawkes, 'Mother Trouble Makers' February 01, 2021 Episode artwork Woman Up! Series 2 Episode 14 - Rachel Epp BullerDecember 31, 2020 Episode artwork Woman Up! Series 2 Episode 13, Christmas Special - Guerrilla GirlsDecember 15, 2020 Episode artwork Woman Up! Series 2 Episode 12, Part 2 - Jennie KleinNovember 30, 2020 Episode artwork Woman Up! Series 2 Episode 12, Part 1 - Jennie KleinNovember 30, 2020 Episode artwork Woman Up! Series 2 Episode 11 - Emma FranklandNovember 01, 2020 Episode artwork Woman Up! Series 2 Episode 10 - Shirley CameronOctober 15, 2020 Episode artwork Woman Up! Series 2 Episode 9 - Hermione WithshireSeptember 30, 2020 Episode artwork Woman Up! Series 2 Episode 8 - Women Picturing RevolutionSeptember 01, 2020 Episode artwork Woman Up! Series 2 Episode 7 - Rachel FallonJuly 31, 2020 Episode artwork Woman Up! Series 2 Episode 6 - Melissa MostynJune 30, 2020 Episode artwork Woman Up! Series 2 Episode 5 - Bobby BakerMay 31, 2020 Episode artwork Woman Up! Series 2 Episode 4 - Nydia BlasApril 30, 2020 Episode artwork Woman Up! Series 2 Episode 3 - Amanda HolidayMarch 31, 2020 Episode artwork Woman Up! Series 2 Episode 2 - Dyana GravinaFebruary 29, 2020 Episode artwork Woman UP! Podcast Series 2, Episode 1 – Martina MullaneyJanuary 31, 2020 Episode artwork Woman UP! Podcast Episode 13 – Jaqueline RoseDecember 19, 2019 Episode artwork