Let’s listen to Hatch Innovation’s Director of Events & Culinary Happenings, Jess DeNoto chat with upcoming Remedy Club panelist Emilly Prado. Emilly is a writer who focuses on the intersection of feminist identity, race, class, gender and popular culture. Throughout this episode, Emilly covers authors and artists who’ve inspired her over the years, to current events and the recent articles she’s researched and written, and how our own identities and perceptions play a role in the content we view.


Jess DeNoto, Hatch Innovation
A native New York turned longtime Portland resident, Jess has been enjoying french presses at Hatch since its grand opening in January 2014, and currently serves as the director of ComCap Conferences, gatherings of community capital leaders from across the country. Outside of the Hatch realm, Jess is the Executive Director of Vegan Iron Chef, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organized based in Portland, OR, and is a co-founder of Vida Vegan Con (2009-2015), an award-winning international vegan lifestyle, blogging & social media conference.  She received a degree in Marketing Communication from Emerson College in Boston, MA, and spends her free time talking to her cats (Huxley & Zelda), obsessing over curry pastes, placing library holds, living car-free and cultivating a community garden plot with her wife.

This episode marks Jess’ first appearance on the Hatch the Future podcast. You can find her online as @jdfunks on Instagram and @getsconed on Twitter.


Emilly Prado, Writer, Bitch Media

Writer, photographer, and future librarian. A Chicana native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she has called Portland home since 2009. Her writing typically focuses on pop culture with an intersectional feminist lens in relation to race, class, and gender. She earned a B.A. in Child and Family Studies from Portland State University with cum laude honors, received a 2016 ALA Spectrum Scholarship, and is a current MLIS candidate at San Jose State University. Her work has appeared in Bitch Media, the Portland Mercury, Feministing, Ms. Magazine, and Travel Portland. When not writing, working, or schooling, she makes zines, sells homemade pinback buttons, and travels as much as possible. You can see her work at www.emillyprado.com

Feminist [fem-uh-nist] advocating social, political, legal, and economic rights for women, equal to those of men.

Chicana Feminism: “a critical framework which looks at inequalities along lines of race, class, gender, and sexuality as they effect women of Mexican descent in the United States.”  chicanas.com

Intersectionality is a concept often used in critical theories to describe the ways in which oppressive institutions (racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, xenophobia, classism, etc.) are interconnected and cannot be examined separately from one another. The concept first came from legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw in 1989 and is largely used in critical theories, especially Feminist theory, when discussing systematic oppression. When possible, credit Kimberlé Crenshaw for coining the term “intersectionality” and bringing the concept to wider attention. The Geek Feminism Wiki Definition of Intersectionality

In this episode you’ll hear about

  • An exploration of Intersectional Feminism
  • Recognizing the social responsibility of diversifying both professional and personal environments
  • How the editing process can change the original intent
  • Examination of identity and gender in contemporary politics and popular culture

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