Older Women Live
1 March 2016

Older Women Live (OWL) is a collaborative, intergenerational podcast project that brings myself (Michelle Macklem) together with elder community activist and radio host Rose Marie Whalley, to re-examine decades of radio interviews that have taken Rose Marie around the world.

Rose Marie has worked together with her interviewees to build in-depth perspectives of significant topics of social justice, civil rights, gender activism, ageing, and international justice (among a range of others). Each show, which features episodes which focus on a singular theme or topic, aims to bring forth narratives that are under or misrepresented, focusing on the stories of people we do not see in the mainstream news media. This partnership between ACT and OWL created a space for intergenerational media making and storytelling.

Episode one, ‘Picture Perfect: Portrayals of Women in Society and the Media’, can be heard here:

This episode is hosted by Rose Marie Whalley, who speaks with Andrea O’Reilly and Josie Dolan about how women are treated in society. This episode aired on AMARC’s Women’s Voice series on March 8, 2016.


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