Six Smart Women Discussing Doctor Who

Today’s Extra! brings you a great conversation on fan activism. Join Deb, Lynne, Tansy, and special guests Joy Piedmont and Robyn Jordan as they delve into this fascinating and important topic.

Have you participated in fan activism? Drop us a tweet or let us know in the comments!


Joy’s cool stuff:
Reality Bomb
Five Years Rapid

Robyn’s cool stuff:
Black Girls Create
TARBIS podcast
Wizard Team podcast

Resources for Fan Activism:
Harry Potter Alliance
Doctor Who Toolkit
Black TARDIS’s list of #DoctorWhoBlackout organizations and resources

Extra-special thanks to this week’s editor, Steven Schapansky of Castria!
Support Verity! on Patreon

Download or listen now (runtime 1:14:30) 

Comments on: "Extra! – Fan Activism" (4)

  1. emilyctopham said:

    Hi Robyn, Joy, and Verities! Just so you know, as of 9.30 Eastern, the above link to the Doctor Who Toolkit redirects to an error page; here’s another until that one’s fixed:
    Thanks so much for having this important discussion, finding our voice and power as fans is really important, as is using that power for good. The Doctor Who Blackout on Twitter was my first real foray into Fan Activism as a proper adult, and coming together with others in the joy and support was really uplifting in a hard time. Thanks again!

    • Thanks so much for the heads up! I had a typo in there, but it’s fixed now, both here and in the RSS feed, so new DLs should get the right link.

      Important to get that fixed and out there!

  2. Forest Handford said:

    I listened to this podcast today as I pre-cooked food for my recover after bottom surgery (which I’m scheduled for tomorrow). I winced at the start when I realized fans of Harry Potter were part of the podcast but I was pleasantly surprised to hear how they are working to separate the fandom from the transphobic author who shall not be named. While I’ll continue to not purchase material that causes money go to the author and at times call her out, this episode of Verity has made me feel more comfortable about fans of HP. Thank you, it’s great to have this little bit of hope in the middle of a pandemic on the eve of my surgery. ❤

  3. Thanks to your all for a really interesting and inspiring conversation.

    I was particularly struck by Lynne’s comments on Uncanny magazine. It showed how activism can be made into something more than an extension of one’s fandom – embodying one’s principles in the creation of new work is very powerful!

    Of course the other example of this is Verity itself. Embodying your feminist ideals in every facet of the podcast. As a nearly 50 year old bloke I can say that I’ve learned more about feminism and representation in media from you than anywhere else. Thank you!

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