kidlit women* podcast
Summary: a collection of essays and interviews about the trails and tribulation of women in kidlit.
Librarian Betsy Bird and Grace Lin discuss the essay “Owning Our Words: Gatekeepers and Gender in Children’s Books” by Kate Messner, the publisher courtship of librarians, the fallacy of harmless male objectification and much more.
Grace Lin reads "Owning Our Words: Gatekeepers and Gender in Children's Books," by Kate Messner, an essay about the reception disparity of women vs men authors at conferences.
Ellen Wittlinger discusses her essay about the unperceived double standards we have when judging women's writing vs men's.
Ellen Wittlinger discusses the different standard when judging work by women.
Louise Hawes discusses her essay on ageism, author photos and white hair.
Louise Hawes reads her essay about ageism as evidenced by the lack of author photos of women with white hair.
Emma Dryden discusses her essay, "DETERMINING OUR OWN VALUE & WORTH: IT'S VALUABLE & WORTH IT"
Emma Dryden discusses her essay about how she bounced back from a shocking layoff and find her own value.
Emma Dryden reads her essay, "Determining Our Own Value & Worth: It's Valuable & Worth It!" about putting a monetary value on the work women do.
Tracey Baptiste discusses her essay about intersectionality and the need to include all groups in order to achieve equality.
Tracey Baptiste reads her essay about most women fail to recognize the power imbalance of marginalized groups.
Megan Dowd Lambert discusses her essay about the problems with idea of a work-life balance and the need to tell ourselves a new story about working and motherhood.
Megan Dowd Lambert reads her essay about the juggle of motherhood and how it can actually impact our work in positive way.
Susan Van Metre discusses her essay and how #metoo made her reevaluate her favorite childhood stories.
Susan Van Metre reads her essay about critically examining her favorite childhood stories in the aftermath of #metoo.