Radical Love

Notes from the Creator

Our lives are constantly bombarded by media, and we are often told how to think of other people. Specifically, corporate media ridiculously and unfairly portrays different identities. I chose to do this piece because I feel like this is a message that NEEDS to be heard. Everyone needs to realize how out of control corporate media is, and how identities are wrongly portrayed.

Accurate representation is extremely important. Even though diverse identities may be present in the media, they are often shown in negative and ill-fitting portrayals which have repercussions that ripple across our whole society, affecting our daily lives. Corporate media’s heavy influence on minority representation bleeds and ripples into other industries due to its influence on the public.

I hope this piece serves as a call to action for everyone to stand united and speak out about media representation. We deserve portrayals of ourselves that are diverse, beautiful, respectful, and positive. The Internet, and media, needs to revert to a democratic space where the voices of the marginalized can be heard. This piece is meant to show there is still hope and we aim to inspire those who feel lost in our overwhelmingly negative world. Further, I hope this piece shows the power that we have when we stand united and support each other.

Please utilize some of the resources I have listed. I hope we can communicate the importance of this issue through our performance. Thank you for checking out our performance page!

  • Kevin Eberle, Creative Lead


Podcasts are a great way to stay up to date on social issues and improper representation in media. Whether you are at the gym or on your way to work, you can listen to them anywhere!

Here are some great podcasts on different topics:

Misc. (Social Justice)

Pod Save America

  • Four former Obama aides co-host this podcast with guest politicians, comedians, activists, and journalists to discuss politics, the press, and challenges posed by the Trump presidency

Super Serious Social Justice Podcast

  • Focuses on social justice in a light and approachable way, a good podcast for people who are uncomfortable with heavy topics but want to stay updated on social justice.

Social Justice League

  • Highlights social justice successes around the world as they happen.
Women’s Rights

Ctrl Alt Delete

  • A podcast with a focus on people and their relationship to the internet, but host Emma Gannon is a huge feminist and has many strong, creative women on the show to discuss women’s rights. Highlights having a presence on the internet from a female perspective.

Guys We Fucked

  • Their name is an effort to oppose slut-shaming, and It is about two girls who come together to discuss sex trafficking, politics, and women’s rights. They feature and have featured multiple strong female guests such as Amber Rose.


  • Two female editors come together to discuss books, movies, TV, and media as it portrays women.
People of Color

Two Brown Girls

  • A podcast where two women of color discuss pop culture, unjust treatment of women of color, feminisim, and cultural appropriation.  

The Read

  • Two black media perspectives discuss pop culture, hip-hop issues, and racial issues.

POC (Podcast of Color)

  • Four male people of color come together to discuss racial issues, social justice, and pop culture.

Latino USA

  • An award winning program that empowers people to navigate the complexities of diversity and champion inclusion. Anything regarding the Latinx community is discussed.

¿Qué Pasa, Midwest?

  • This podcast discusses Latinx immigrants and offers hope if they feel they are missing a piece of their cultural identity. More current podcasts discuss DACA and the decisions being made in Congress.

Radio Ambulante

  • A podcast completely in Spanish telling stories of Latin American authors who do not have platforms to tell them themselves.
LGBT Community


  • Stories and conversations about the queer experience today.

Rupual: What’s The Tee?

  • Rupaul, the most famous drag queen in the world, discusses issues addressing liberty and freedom and often has notable advocates/celebrities as guests on the podcast.

Transition Transmission

  • A podcast focused solely on the transgender community and issues within it.

Come Thru Queen

  • Co-hosted by Dan and Brenden Davis, 2 gay males, to discuss reality tv shows and life.

Throwing Shade

  • Bryan Safi and Erin Gibson bring light to issues in the LGBT community and social justice while bringing humor to each episode.
Mental Health

Mad in America: Science, psychiatry, and social Justice

  • Podcast focusing on Mental Health Care and psychiatric prescription drugs

Terrible, Thanks for Asking

  • Podcast showcasing the reality of our mental state day to day and highlights pain, awkwardness, and our humanity.

Mentally Yours

  • Two women from metro.co.uk come together to dscuss different mental illnesses and things that effect mental health.

Mental Illness Happy Hour

  • Multiple guests appear on the show, and the show is focused on a variety of mental illnesses and mental health.

If you don’t see anything here for you, keep looking on your own! There are thousands of podcasts out there and there is one for you somewhere!


Proper representation MATTERS! Further, SUPPORTING proper representation matters! If we come together and support proper minority representation/activism, we will start seeing proper representation in movies, television, and the media. One way you can help with this is by showing your support for people who represent and speak out for minorities by following them on social media, listening to their music, watching their sports events, or watching their television shows/movies.

Some Notable Representation to Support/Follow (Some People are listed in more than one section)

People of Color

Serena Williams – Professional Tennis Player

Venus Williams  – Professional Tennis Player

Simone Manuel – Olympic Swimmer

Michelle Alexander – Author, Civil Rights Advocate

Alicia Garza – Co-creator of Black Lives Matter movement

Patrisse Cullors – Co-creator of Black Lives Matter movement

Opal Tometi – Co-creator of Black Lives Matter movement

Amandla Stenberg – Actress, Activist

Laverne Cox – Actress

Beyoncé – Singer, Dancer, Actress, Activist

Jay Z – Rapper

John Legend – Singer

Zendaya – Singer, Dancer, Actress

Viola Davis – Actress

Trevor Noah – Host, Comedian, Activist

Octavia Spencer – Actress

Chadwick Boseman – Actor

Lupita Nyong’o – Actress

Taraji P. Henson –  Actress

Janelle Monáe – Actress

Danai Gurira  – Actress

Zoe Saldana – Actress

Lena Waith – Actress

Jennifer Lopez – Actress, Dancer, Singer

Eva Longoria – Actress

Rihanna – Singer, Dancer, Actress

Shakira – Singer, Dancer, Actress

Selena Gomez – Singer, Actress

Bruno Mars – Singer, Activist

Charo – Actress, Comedian, Guitarist

Enrique Iglesias – Singer

Diane Guererro – Author, Actress, Activist

Gina Rodriguez – Actress

Stephanie Beatriz – Actress

Lucy Liu – Actress, Singer

Steven Yeun – Actor

MC Jin – DJ, Performer

Viet Thanh Nguyen – Author

Margaret Cho – Actress, Comedian

John Cho – Actor, Activist

Haley Kiyoko – Singer

Mindy Kaling – Actress, Author

Dev Patel – Actor

Avan Jogia – Actor, Singer

Karan Brar – Actor

Sania Mirza – Professional Tennis Player

Dipa Karmaker – Olympic Gymnast

LGBT Community

Troye Sivan – Singer

Sam Smith – Singer

Stephanie Beatriz – Actress

Ellen DeGeneres – Host, Comedian

Adam Rippon – Olympic Figure Skater

Gus Kenworthy – Olympic Skiier

Tom Daley – Olympic Diver

Janelle Monáe – Actress

Cara Delevigne – Actress, Model

Michael Sam – Former NFL Player

Frank Ocean – Singer

Brittney Griner – Professional Basketball Player

Halsey – Singer

Lily Tomlin – Actress

Kristen Stewart – Actress

Jane Lynch – Actress

Haley Kiyoko – Singer

Ellen Page – Actress

Colton Haynes – Actor

Ruby Rose – Model, Actress

Sarah Paulson – Actress

Rosie O’Donnell – Actress, Comedian

Portia De Rossi – Actress

Ricky Martin – Singer

Adam Lambert – Singer

Neil Patrick Harris – Actor, Singer

Kehlani – Singer

Empowering Women  

Zoe Saldana – Actress

Janelle Monáe – Actress

Lupita Nyong’o – Actress

Zendaya – Singer, Dancer, Actress

Laverne Cox – Actress

Amandla Stenberg – Actress, Activist

Kristin Bell – Actress

Beyoncé – Singer, Dancer, Actress

Patricia Arquette – Actress

Emma Watson – Actress

Amy Poehler – Actress, Comedian

Zooey Deschanel – Actress, Comedian

Cate Blanchett – Actress

Reese Witherspoon – Actress, Advocate

Mindy Kaling – Actress, Author

Ellen Page – Actress, Advocate

Ellen DeGenerous – Host, Comedian

Emily Blunt – Actress

Ariana Grande –Singer, Actress

Angelina Jolie – Actress

Anna Kendrick – Actress, Singer

Alicia Keys – Singer

Jennifer Lopez – Actress, Singer, Dancer

Meryl Streep – Actress, Singer

Gabby Douglas – Olympic Gymnast

Emma Pooley – Olympic Cyclist  

Rowan Blanchard – Author, Activist

Diane Guererro – Author, Actress, Activist

Gina Rodriguez – Actress

Lucy Liu – Actress, Singer

Some Online Resources:
LGBT Community

National Ceneter for Transgender Equality

The Trevor Project

LGBTQ Student Resources & Support

Equality Federation

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

Racial Inequality

Black Lives Matter

Race Forward

Gender Inequality

Me Too Movement


The Establishment

Everyday Feminism

Mental Health


Mental Health America


Eating Disorders Center: 1-888-236-1188

Grief/Loss: 1-800-395-5755

LGBTQIA+ Helpline: 1-800-398-GAYS

Trevor Hotline (LGBT Suicide): 1-866-4-U-TREVOR

S.A.F.E. (Self Abuse Finally Ends): 1-800-DONT-CUT

Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-2433