The Story of Woman
Woman and Fairy Tales & Greek Myths: Karrie F & Jonathon P, Gender Swapped Fairy Tales / Greek Myths
In this episode, I talk with Karrie Fransman and Jonathon Plackett about their books, Gender Swapped Fairy Tales and Gender Swapped Greek Myths.
Fairytales and Greek Myths have been told and re-told for thousands of years, but never like this. Taking these well-known stories that form the archetypes we still see today, Karrie and Jonathon make one vital change - they swapped all the genders. This simple change created characters and stories never seen before, and shine a light on the gender binaries in language, the roles we adopt and the stories we've been telling our children for generations.
Some topics of discussion include:
- Where the inspiration for this idea came from
- The binary-busting characters and worlds these books create
- How these stories illuminate existing power imbalances
- The books’ importance, especially for boys and men with the lack of empathetic and nurturing male figures in mainstream narratives
- An urgent call to action for creators to make more stories like this!
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Transcription is available here
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Gender Swapped Fairy Tales: US | UK
Gender Swapped Greek Myths: US | UK
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- Cyberman - Veronika Muchitsch
- The Expanse - James S. A. Corey
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Where to find Jonathon: Website | Instagram | Twitter
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