The XX Files is an intersectional feminist media collective grounded in community radio. Through innovative and exciting programming, the collective is committed to validating and disseminating the voices and work of artists who face systemic barriers a result of their racial, sexual, gender, life style, class or ability. The collective seeks to create space for marginalized artists within the local scene, while mindfully trying to resist processes of tokenization and commodification in their efforts to contribute to anti-oppressive community networks.
Their work centres around but is not limited to our current technological landscape, transmission practices, sound healing, electronic music discourse, noise, techno-feminisms, the voice, etc.
The collective hosts a weekly CKUT 90.3 FM show every Wednesday at 11:30 AM EST alongside a monthly internet radio show on Montreal’s N10.AS. They also program and present live audio-visual performances, artist talks, pirate radio installations and DJ sets.
The CKUT show was started by Deborah VanSlet and Kathy Kennedy in 1996.
The current team is composed of Julia Dyck, Amanda Harvey, Bára Hladíková, Miranda Jones, Sophy Merizzi and Sophie Marisol