Statement Of Mission And Policies For WLRN, Women’s Liberation Radio News

WLRN seeks to provide the unique and under-represented voices of girls and women with a national and international grassroots venue to break the sound barrier women are blocked by under the status quo rule of men. We are a non-commercial, member-operated news and cultural information team strictly guided by the principles of radical feminism. We promote access to media production equipment and tools so that silenced women can “be the media.”

Our staff maintains a policy of women-only membership to our organization and will only air the voices of boys and men in rare situations when we cannot find a girl or woman to articulate a point, story or argument.

Listeners can apply to do three minute guest commentaries to be aired during our regular programming if approved by our team. We would love to hear from you! If you need help recording your commentary or you’d like a WLRN staff member to record it for you, let us know. We are YOUR community radio station in the Femisphere. Just email us at wlrnewscontact@gmail.com with your proposed commentary.

WLRN Staff and Core Leadership Team

twitterpicThistle Pettersen
Founder, Volunteer Coordinator & Reporter
Thistle Pettersen is an eco-feminist and singer/songwriter in her home state of Wisconsin. She is the founding member of WLRN which she hopes will get the good word of radical feminism and feminist analysis out there to women who need to hear it. Her focus is on arts and culture and the role they play in building liberation and justice movements. You can learn more about Thistle and hear her original music at ThistlePettersen.com


Sekhmet She Owl
News Editor, Staff and Anchor
Sekhmet She Owl is a writer living in the Southwestern United States. She is a female separatist, radical feminist, and Far Leftist who is constantly learning more about politics and growing in her feminist consciousness. Her primary areas of feminist interest are female friendship, female-only spaces, developing strategies for mitigating male violence against women and girls, and theories of matriarchal civilization. She is most grateful to African and lesbian radical feminists, for their incalculable contributions to feminist thought and progress and the example they set in being revolutionary women.

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Jenna DiQuarto,
Sound Engineer & Producer
Jenna was born in Manhattan and raised in northern NJ.  After a calamitous childhood involving dozens of stitches, she taught herself to play guitar, wrote some songs, finished high school, and got her AS and BA in sound engineering and design. She currently lives in the greater Philadelphia area, waiting tables, slingin’ hooch, and producing WLRN’s various podcasts. Thelma & Louise is her favorite movie. “Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.”

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Julia Beck is a lesbian radical feminist from Baltimore, Maryland. In college, she studied English and played the trombone. Some of her hobbies are writing stories and hiking mountains. She advocates for women-only spaces and enjoys compassionate dialogue. Julia is proud to serve her community as an active reporter for WLRN.

Natasha Petrov
Graphic Designer & Anchor
Natasha Petrov is a graphic designer and illustrator currently living in the Northeast United States. She studied Fine Art in college, and is now teaching herself web design. Her feminist beliefs have long been on the radical side, but WLRN is her first involvement in radfem activism. She’s eager to learn and grow with the movement. Her particular areas of interest are sexual politics, increasing abortion access, and fighting back against rape culture.

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DJ for WLRN Music Hour
Phoenixx is a 50 year old, post-menopausal, able-bodied, middle-class white Dyke/Lesbian Separatist of Spirit. I love wimmin and our Radical Feminist music through Time, as it foregrounds the Gynocentric Background (Mary Daly’s articulation) and pushes back the onslaught of phallocentricity that pitifully tries to pass as everything. I offer these bi-monthly arrangements of Women’s Liberation Music as Female magic to continue to undo what has been done to all of us through time and space for millennia under male supremacy and to link us to the Gynocentric Goddess-honoring world that came before.