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Surviving the gig economy — three women's experiences

Photo by Victoria Fenner

On March 8, 2017, one of rabble.ca's bloggers, Penney Kome wrote an article that resonated with the women who produce rabble radio. It was called "If you want to learn how to survive the gig economy, ask a woman".

Precarious work is something we cover a lot on rabble.ca. That's because precarious work isn't going away. There is always a lot to say as our workplaces become less defined and less secure. And women, whose lives are even more precarious than men, are affected even more profoundly by this shift in workplace practices and culture.

We hear from three women:

a) Penney Kome - Author of rabble blog "On the other hand", Penney is an award winning journalist who has written six non fiction books and hundreds of articles, many of them focusing on equality and women.

b) Rachael Abah - Rachael Abah is a producer, artist and keynote speaker an director of Kouraba, an organization which highlights cultural commonalities that exist amongst world indigenous peoples, celebrates shared experiences and encourages dialogue grounded in world music.

c) Stephanie Nakitsas - Co-founder of the Urban Worker Project, a Toronto based organization that is trying to unite precarious workers and come up with solutions.

Further listening and reading on rabble.ca about precarious work:

Organizing a Precarious World - rabble radio podcast January 29, 2016

How do you solve a problem like precarious work? Angella MacEwan - October 28, 2016

The Urban Worker Project - A new organization for new forms of work - Talking Radical Radio - May 18, 2016

Image: Victoria Fenner

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