Episode 11

Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the Condition of Woman, by Sarah Grimke

Published on: 2nd February, 2021

Amy is joined by guest Rebecca Archibald to discuss Letters on the Equality of the Sexes by Sarah Grimké. Topics include abolition, the ideology of separate spheres, and marriage as a means of survival.

Rebecca Archibald grew up in the mountains of Utah with 5 siblings. After graduating from BYU, she moved east for graduate school where she got her Master’s in Teaching Writing. Since, she has moved back and forth across the country, living in 7 states. In each place, one of the first things she did was to find the library. She loves to read, write, teach others to write, and do anything outside in the mountains or near the ocean. She now lives in Southern California with her husband Jared and their 5 kids. Rebecca is one of the world’s worst selfie takers (hence the picture) but one of the best at rationalizing a need for chocolate.

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Breaking Down Patriarchy
An Essential Texts Book Club
Breaking Down Patriarchy is a podcast for everyone! Learn about the creation of patriarchy and those who have challenged it as you listen to bookclub-style discussions of essential historical texts. Gain life-changing epiphanies and practical takeaways through these smart, relatable conversations.

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Amy Allebest

I grew up in Colorado as the oldest of 5 children, reading, writing, drawing, singing, and practicing the piano and violin. I attended Brigham Young University, where I met Erik Allebest during my first week of freshman year, studied abroad in Israel, lived in Chile for a year and a half as a missionary, and married Erik all before graduating with a degree in English. Erik and I moved around - to Colorado, Southern California, Utah, Spain, and Northern California - while Erik started and ran chess businesses for a living (primarily chess.com) and I stayed home to raise our four children. Those four kids have become brilliant, hilarious people and are our very best friends. I am a long-time trail runner, a recent CrossFitter, a lifelong reader and writer, and an almost-graduate of Stanford University's Master's of Liberal Arts program.