Amplify Women Recap – Listen now!

In celebration of International Women’s Day, XRAY hosted our second annual Amplify Women, 12 hours of women and femme focused content to amplify the diverse voices and perspectives in our community. We had some of Portland’s most impactful folks come and take over the mic to educate and inspire.

Deep gratitude to all the hosts and guests detailed below, and DJ Anjali of Chor Bazaar for curating the 9-2pm playlist. We’re excited to share the takeover in its entirety below. Share it with your loved ones.

Playlist details

  • 06:00 – 07:00
    • Pressin’ Play with Kayela J
      • With guest Maarquii

  • 07:00 – 09:00
    • XRAY AM, hosted by Keera Lindenburg, Hannah Rosenau and Jason Lamb
      • With guests Ali King, President and co-founder of Nasty Women Get Shit Done,Rachel Prusak, State Representative for Oregon House district 37 and Alyssa Pariah, committee member for USA chapter of the International Women’s Strike

  • 9:00 – 9:30
    • Reproductive Justice and Healthcare, hosted by Hannah Rosenau
      • With guests Dr. Zeenia Junkeer, Director of Oregon Health Equity Alliance, Camila Ruiz of the Northwest Abortion Access Fund and Dolly England, Reproductive Health Systems & Operations Coordinator for the Oregon Health Authority.

  • 9:30 – 10:00
    • Women in Music hosted by Erica Sinkovic
      • With guests Angela Womack, Product owner at CD Baby and Maggie Vail, Executive Director of Cash Music

  • 10:00 – 10:45
    • Sex education and sex positive healthcare, hosted by Mistress Viola and Mona Darling of Subrosa PDX
      • With guests Stella Harris, author, speaker, sex educator, intimacy coach and BDSM instructor, and Dr. Evelin Dacker, MD and advocate for sex positive healthcare

  • 10:45 – 11:15
    • Strange Bedfellows, hosted by Elle Stanger, Jon Dupin and Jen

  • 11:15 – 12:15
    • SuperWomen in Tech, presented by Diversa & Backfence PDX
      • With guests Tiffany Longworth of Puppet, Manjiri McCoy of AWS Elemental, Naps D’Apice of Simple, Grace Andrews of New Relic and Megan Bigelow of PDX Women in Technology & Jama

  • 12:15 – 13:15
    • Live broadcast of City Club’s Friday Forum – The Importance of Diverse Leadership in Education
      • With guests Helen Ying, Multnomah Education Service District Board Director, Donna Tyner, corporate risk manager for The Greenbrier Companies, Bill Graupp, product development engineer at Mentor, and Anthony Medina, board member and vice-chair of the Woodburn School District

  • 13:15 – 14:00
    • Women in Cannabis hosted by Emma Chasen
      • With guest Lauren Yoshiko, cannabis journalist and editor

  • 14:00 – 15:00
    • Alive with Pleasure, IWD Edition hosted by DJ Ross Beach and Rebecca Koon, writer and educator

  • 15:00 – 16:00
    • Forever Now, IWD Edition hosted by DJ Ben Hubbird and Laura Hardin of Infinite Companion & formerly DJ on OPBmusic for a set of their favorite female artists new & classic

  • 16:00 – 18:00
    • We Can Be Heroes, hosted by DJ Theo Craig and Janet Weiss, drummer for Sleater-Kinney, Quasi, Slang and many more of your favorite bands
      • We Can Be Heroes revolves around the miscalculations our society makes in regards to women occupying the role of hero. Especially in music, men can inhabit outlandish characters, be scary, sexual, narcotized, mysterious – think David Bowie, Prince, Lou Reed, Keith Richards. Male musicians who get wasted and sleep with teenage groupies are “rock stars” but a woman musician who pushes sexual boundaries onstage is a whore. It is a double standard that keeps women in a sort of ghetto.
      • Women who break from our society’s pressure to be demure, sweet, quiet, motherly, nurturing have paved the way for others craving to make art or exist in a space that pushes cultural boundaries. This show will focus on those women. Songwriters, producers, musicians, behind the scenes gurus – the women who broke the mold and those carrying that torch into the future