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Read “Laugh of the Medusa” by Helene Cixous, and get an understanding of how my feminism works, why I embraced the idea of women’s writing moving beyond reinforcing heteronormative, male-centered, binary, phallocentric gender performance, why it is so importance for the liberation of women and men from these limits that women and especially Black women write ourselves into the revolution, and of course, look for opportunities to disrupt the dominant paradigm currently chopping us into soylent green.
This is what a feminist looks like.
I do read my stats, and it is amazing what folk will do to find that hidden shortcut to older episodes. I’m posting them here for your convenience, plus I’m sharing my fav guest call-in spots with my spiritual sister Afroerotik chatting about similar themes you all enjoyed in my own podcasts with Afroerotik calling in as my guest. Enjoy!
My first episode with Afroerotik: “At the Edge: Talking Erotics & Afrofuturism with AfroerotiK”
My guest call in spots:
Performing Black Womanhood
Saturday March 2nd, 10am
Hispanic Reading Room (LJ-240), Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., S.E., Washington, D.C.
‘Performing Black Womanhood’ celebrates the intellectual and artistic lives of women across the African diaspora.
The event includes a pop-up exhibit of materials from the Special and General collections curated by Hispanic Division staff and Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellow, Adjoa Osei, as well as a Research Orientation focusing on women in the arts from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula. The morning concludes with a Symposium featuring a panel of speakers who will deliver presentations that will explore and celebrate women of color in the arts.
Pop-up exhibit: 10am – 2pm
Research orientation: 10:30am – 11:15 am
Adjoa Osei, University of Liverpool
‘Lá vem a baiana – Performing an Afro-Brazilian Archetype’
Dr. Camara Dia Holloway, independent scholar:
‘Dark Beauty, Bright Ambition: Navigating Black Stardom in Jazz Age NY/LON’
Sala Elise Patterson, independent scholar
‘Finding Ady: Recovering the Story of a Black Surrealist Muse’
At the Edge discusses ideas, crossing cultural boundaries to expand ideas about art, writing, knowledge, publishing, and production, while contending with challenges about access, virtual space, political context/challenges, and incursion of cyber cultures.
SEASON TWO 2018-2019
Good afternoon readers and listeners,
You might like this podcast—my guest Lisa Rose-Rodriguez talks about her work in reducing gun violence in Black communities with a focus on young Black men and boys.
How many leaders who shape policy in American institutions believe in the racist myth that African-Americans accept gun violence in our communities as a norm? Dehumanizing African-Americans in the justice system and in mainstream media has kept victims from receiving needed treatment and remedies in medical settings such as emergency rooms, as well as receiving needed counseling. Racial bias may have also blinded us to possible preventative solutions beyond criminalization.
Epidemiologist Lisa Rose-Rodriguez discusses her work to decrease mortality rates for African American men and boys through counseling and improvement of interpersonal connections. As a board member of Connecticut’s Mothers United Against Violence, Lisa has worked with victims, and has advocated for a reinterpretation of gun violence as a public health issue that must be remedied by preventative counseling and treatment through local/state institutions, as well as nonprofit and grassroot organizations.
Lisa Rose-Rodriguez was born in Cleveland, Ohio. After graduating from Shaker Heights High School, she matriculated at Howard University in Washington, DC. There she upheld the tradition of attending an HBCU for three generations. She received a Masters of Public Health at the University of Connecticut and is completing a Ph.D. in Media Philosophy at the European Graduate School.
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