Thursday, October 24, 2013
Today on Woman-Stirred: LGBT News,Lesbian Lives, Carolyn Gage's Lesbian Tent Revival, and Dyke Books Review
This Way Out: A Piece of the Sky; Out in the Dark. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict obstructs love "Out In The Dark"; singer-songwriter Tret Fure carves herself "A Piece of the Sky"; Christie surrenders in the battle for New Jersey marriage equality, Tasmanian equity gets a constitutional okay, four neo-Nazis are convicted of killing "Chile's Matthew Shepard", Cairo cops raid an alleged gay bathhouse, public service puppets "Sheka and Teka" spark controversy in Israel, and more global LGBT news... all from Overnight Productions.
Spirit in Action: More Fruitful Lesbian Lives, 3 memoirs - Part 2
There's a sea change going on around marriage equality/homosexuality/alternative sexuality, and one sign is 3 new memoirs. Last week we spoke to Chana Wilson who wrote Riding Fury Home, including the trials of the "mental illness" of her lesbian mother, and we started our visit with Annie Lanzillotto, author of L is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir, including her trials with cancer, a raucous Italian family, and much more. We conclude our 2 hours with Margaret Sorrell who edited Staying True - Musings of an Odd-duck Quaker Lesbian Approaching Death, for her partner, Lynn Waddington, at the end of Lynn's life. Part of the sea change is that these are memoirs of multifaceted people, not "just" lesbians.
Carolyn Gage's Lesbian Tent Revival: Logotherapy. Sister Carolyn of the Sacred Synapses brings us another brilliant sermon---this one focussing on mental health and the work of Victor Frankl, whose theory of Logotherapy broke the mold of traditional psychoanalytical practice. "Living a meaningless life," Gage reminds us," is a form of mental illness" and she explores Frankl's work within the context of lesbian-feminism. As always, Carolyn Gage delivers a finely crafted and well-thoughtout discussion with sharp insight, humor, and a performance hard to resist engaging with.
Dyke Books (reviews by Merry Gangemi): My West: personal writings on the American West, by Patricia Nell Warren. The book is layered and fascinating, with details and sharp observations--- as she tells us about pheasants, and long horn cattle, Indian mounds, or the handmade
Thursday, October 17, 2013
First off, I want to thank everyone again for your support
of Woman-Stirred Radio and WGDR.
At 4:15, WSR introduces "another new thing" for our show: Fruitful Lesbian Lives, 3 memoirs - part 1. "There's a sea change going on around marriage equality/homosexual/alternative sexuality," and these three memoirs reflect these changes. Today we'll broadcast the segment featuring Mark Helpsmeet's interview with Chana Wilson. The interview is in-depth and very, very interesting, touching on philosophy, mental health, Christianity, and Judaism. That's 4:15. Stream it HERE.
Mark is CEO of Northern Spirit Radio, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. "Northern Spirit Radio promotes world healing by broadcasting inspirational voices of peace and social justice using the language of personal story, music, and spirituality" (Source)
|Sister Carolyn of the Sacred Synapses|
Then at 5:00 WSR features another of Carolyn Gage's Lesbian Tent Revival sermons, a fascinating look at religion, or, more specifically "spiritual colonization." As always and with levity, Gage is direct, logical, and most insightful, addressing the hierarchical-patriarchal structures of religion and how these damage and oppress lesbians and all women.
Where do these structures come from? How do they empower women (or not). Find out beginning at 5:00 (eastern). That's 5:00. Stream it HERE.
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