Girl’ology started as a broadcast on BYRON BAYFM Community Radio Station (FM 99.9 NSW). You can listen to it each Tuesday on my program Double X between 4:00 and 5:00 pm [Australian Eastern Time]. The only catch is you have to be within 50 km of Byron Bay (the easternmost point in Australia) or online at the time [streaming from bayfm]. If you are in Melbourne, you can also hear a replay on SYN Youth Radio Digital Network.
That’s why I decided to podcast it, so you could listen in, comment and share your views. I’ve been fortunate to receive a grant from the Community Broadcasting Foundation to help me get this project up and running, so I can reach more young women local, nationally and internationally.
It started as the young women on a pilot youth show (The HUB) decided to discuss issues that were important to them right now. Thanks to my radio sisters Gracie and Tania. Then it grew. I decided to provide a place and a voice for other young women. I decided to record and edit their voices and the voices of other people who were empowering young women, covering what was important to them and me.
Isabeau Schubert (founder, girl’ology)
If you want to know more about how the process involved, I’ve included a video that was used to explain how girlology came to be. Enjoy.