Heather Bandenberg - Feminist resistance, performance art, storytelling

The Grappling Arts Podcast by Sam West

Episode notes

Welcome to the grappling arts podcast. Joining Claire and myself is the professionally unladylike writer and performance artist Heather Bandenburg.

In her own words, Heather grew up wanting to be a writer, and then accidentally became a Lucha libre wrestler aged 21. Since then, she has launched herself fully into a series of adventures, including writing feminist narratives on wrestling; and bringing jovial violence to London's cabaret scene.

We talk about anger as a creative force, wrestling as a form of feminist resistance, comedy, and of course Heather’s obsession with Cher.

This episode with Heather was both fascinating and joyful to record and we hope you enjoy listening to it.

Just a word before you listen into the episode, for those that may find such topics triggering, that the conversation contains re ... 

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