Ever wonder what makes a woman fierce? Join Charlene Sayo every week for lively conversations with unique, trailblazing women in the arts, sciences, literature, music, politics, activism, feminism and more. Behind the Face, a Fierce Woman.

UpROAR: A special episode on women and music festivals

June 8, 2016
| Host Charlene Sayo talks with American-Chilean singer Francisca Valenzuela and Project SoundCheck consultant Kira-Lynn Ferderber about feminism and rape culture at music festivals.
Length: 46:12 minutes (84.6 MB)

Emily Temple-Wood: 'If her name survived this long, that's a huge indicator of her importance.'

May 26, 2016
| In this week's episode, the biologist and Wikipedia editor discusses the erasure of women scientists.
Length: 59:45 minutes (109.43 MB)

Black Lives Matter-Vancouver: 'We all feel an urgent sense of justice. We want it now.'

May 17, 2016
| Cicely-Belle Blain shares Black Lives Matter-Vancouver's goals and visions, the history of slavery, and why women are at the forefront of social movements.
Length: 54:49 minutes (100.38 MB)

Artist and historian Bahia Shehab on the Arab Spring, memory, art, and why beauty is 'a Western luxury'

April 6, 2016
| The TED Senior Fellow and UNESCO Accomplished Women Speaker shares her thoughts on the Arab Spring, and choosing between being a spectator or participant in times of revolution.
Length: 36:57 minutes (67.68 MB)

'You see the horizon getting closer': Artist Susan Silas on memory, women, and the consciousness of death

October 1, 2015
| The NYC artist and essayist discusses memory, time, sex and women artists within the context of death and decay.
Length: 53:02 minutes (97.11 MB)

'They don't see the humanity in us': Dior Vargas on mental health activism, racism and social change

September 25, 2015
| The mental health activist discusses the impacts of racism on immigrants and people of colour.
Length: 54:36 minutes (100 MB)

'Because we knew we could': Mariachi Flor de Toloache on Mariachi music and tearing down machismo

September 15, 2015
| In this episode, Mariachi Flor de Toloache's codirectors, Mireya Ramos and Shae Fiol, share the history of Mariachi music, the founding of the band, and tearing down machismo culture.
Length: 58:24 minutes (106.96 MB)

Nona Faustine: Artist provocateur

September 8, 2015
| The Brooklyn born and raised photographer shares the stories behind her latest series, "White Shoes," New York's slave trading history and why #BlackLivesMatter.
Length: 55:51 minutes (102.28 MB)

Chaos theory: Rapper Ana Tijoux on art, feminism, 'garbage culture' and chaotic resistance

November 27, 2014
| The politically charged rapper discusses the hyper-sexualization of women, political art, the Chilean student movement and more.
Length: 30:09 minutes (55.21 MB)

L.A.-based MC and artist Asa Lianess on love vs. sex and being real in hip-hop

November 20, 2014
| The Los Angeles-based poet, singer, MC and henna artist shares her thoughts about love and sex in hip-hop, spirituality, sisterhood and going global.
Length: 15:52 minutes (29.06 MB)