What do we mean when we call girls “bossy”?
How do we deconstruct the myth that women can’t get along?
What are the real costs of emotional labor?
Kindreds is a podcast for souls sisters. In each episode my co-host Ashley Peterson and I take on big questions connected to our faith and our feminism from our respective homes in Mississippi and North Carolina. From the question of “Should I have a kid?” to “What does it mean to make a feminist choice?” we explore issues of gender, culture, and the church.
My favorite part of every episode is when we lift up the incredible people doing the work of justice in the world as our “Kindreds of the Moment.” We’ve featured folks like Dr. Willie Parker, the people of the Faith Matters Network, and Eileen Matthews, creator of the #100DaysofFeministAds campaign.
Why create a podcast?
After the U.S. Presidential election last November Ashley and I were in discussions about how we would find our footing in a new political reality that shocked us both. We are both faith leaders working in the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements in particularly conservative parts of the country. Rather than giving into the despair and pessimism we felt, we decided we could instead turn our energy to something life giving: conversations among kindred spirits that we could share as a source of hope, joy, and humor.
We were also interested to find while doing some initial research that even among the vast and ever growing podcast world, few of them touched on the intersections of progressive faith and feminism. Mirroring the broader circles of these communities, we could find very little overlap. What better way to address that gap than by developing our own podcast. Nearly nine months later we launched with our first five episodes.
How to listen
Kindreds is available on iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Play, and Stitcher. You can also listen directly on our website where we have show notes along with all kinds of extra features that coincide with each episode.
Want to get involved?
There are lots of ways to connect with Kindreds.
- Subscribe to our mailing list to know when our new episodes are out.
- Send us an email about a topic you’d like us to cover in a future episode.
- Recommend someone (or yourself!) as a Kindred of the Moment.
We can’t wait to hear from you!
Katey Zeh, M.Div is a strategist, writer, and speaker who inspires communities to create a more just, compassionate world. She has written for outlets including Huffington Post, Sojourners, Religion Dispatches, Response magazine, the Good Mother Project, and the Journal for Feminist Studies in Religion. She is the co-host of Kindreds, a podcast for soul sisters. Her book Women Rise Up will be published by the FAR Press in March of 2018. Find her on Twitter at @kateyzeh or on her website kateyzeh.com.