In this episode, I speak with activist-scholar Dr. Bri Wiens on radical self-care and communal self-care. Bri and I discuss the invisible labour that women are currently expected to do in the academy and in other places of work. Bri shares her research on feminist shadow networks, explaining, “They are quiet when they have to be; they are loud when they have to be.”
Dr. Bri Wiens (she/her) is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Activism, Design Equity, and Feminist Media Futures in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo. Her interdisciplinary work draws on her mixed-race queer activist-scholar experience to explore the digitally and culturally mediated phenomena of networked social movements and the politics of their design. Dr. Wiens co-runs the digital archive Feminists Do Media (IG: @aesthetic.resistance) out of the Feminist Think Tank, a research-creation lab. Wiens’s collaborative work has recently appeared in NECSUS, Feminist Media Studies, and Digital Studies/Le Champ Numériqe. She is a co-editor of Networked Feminisms: Activist Assemblies and Digital Practices (Lexington Books 2021) and is the lead editor on the forthcoming collection Stories of Feminist Protest and Resistance: Digital Performative Assemblies (Lexington Books 2022).
Connect with Bri
Twitter @Bri Wiens
Feminst Think Tank: https://www.feminist-think-tank.com