Clothing and LGBTQ+ and Feminist Marriers
Lesbian Wedding in New York with dresses made by Dangerous Mathematicians, photography by Parris Whittingham. Source: Wikimedia.
Thank you for your interest in our podcast, Redressing Weddings: Clothing and LGBTQ+ and Feminist Marriers.
Redressing Weddings explores the complex and creative ways that queer, trans, and feminist folks think about, acquire, and experience wedding attire. We talk to thoughtful people about everything from suits and gowns to how wedding clothes shape family ties and body image. What we find is that for folks who’ve historically had a fraught relationship with the wedding industry, wedding attire is a portal into much larger questions: of belonging, visibility, politics, and more.
This podcast emerged from a research project at the University of British Columbia. It is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Ep1 – Becoming Visible
Ep2 – Wedding Suiting: Fitting In
Ep3 – Wedding Gowns 1: Visions and Expectations
Ep4 – Wedding Gowns 2: Buying, Wearing, Remembering
Ep5 – Wedding Attire and Family Ties
Ep6 – Wedding Clothes and Body Image
Ep7 – Wedding as Spectacle
Ep8 – Spectacular Weddings: Another Look
Ep9 – Gender Fluidity and the Wedding
Ep10 – A Debut: Owen
Ep11 – The Red Dress: Audrey
Ep12 – Joy All Over: J
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Who we are
Dr. Ilya Parkins
Dr. Ilya Parkins has been working at the University of British Columbia (Canada) since 2007. She is Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies. Her research is about fashion, feminist theory, femininities, and popular culture – especially women’s magazines. Ilya has written a book (Poiret, Schiaparelli and Dior: Fashion, Femininity and Modernity) and twenty articles and book chapters on the relationships between fashion, gender, and culture. She can be reached directly at ilya.parkins[at]ubc.ca.
Research Assistant Kenya Gutteridge is a freelance editor, writer, and podcast producer. She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, where she studied fashion extensively with study leader Dr. Ilya Parkins. Kenya was a member of the editorial collective for the student journal that’s what [we] said, and has published her writing on fashion there, as well as writings on other topics in various digital and print media. She can be reached directly at kenyagutteridge[at]gmail.com.