Labor doula and Icarus Project student organizer Annie Robinson talks about her experience in the mental health system as an adolescent, and how it led to her interest in changing medical birthing procedures and becoming a doula. Annie discusses the trauma caused by doctor interventions in childbirth and its lasting effects on both children and mothers.
Music of the African Diaspora by Black Artists-Worldwide
Bridget B.here, Celeste and I will be joining forces to deliver An Evening of Afrotainment each Saturday from 7pm to 10pm. I'll be at the helm on December 20 and 27, 2008 and January 3, 17 and 31, 2009. Then Celeste and I will rotate with Celeste serving as the host on January 10 and 24, 2009.
This episode of Gender Blender addressed religion/spirituality and gender. During this second half of the two part 1 hour show, hosts Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall were joined in studio by Reverend Nathan Meckley, Senior Pastor at Portland Oregon's MCC, and Reverend Dr. Frodo Okulam, from Sister Spirit (sisperspirit-portland.com), a women's spirituality group. Okulam also teaches classes on women's spirituality as part of Portland State University's Women Studies. Earlier in the hour an interview was played with Fatemeh Fakhraie the founder and editor of Muslimah Media Watch (muslimahmediawatch.org). The hosts were also joined by phone from Martin Rawlings-Fein in San Francisco.
Portland's venerable In Other Words Bookstore, the nation's final nonprofit feminist bookstore and resource center may be forced to close if it does not raise $3,000 in the next three weeks.
In Other Words Women's Books and Resources is the last surviving non-profit feminist bookstore in the United States. For the last 14 years they have offered a comprehensive and diverse collection of books, magazines, and zines with a wide variety of subjects, including: feminist & queer studies, erotica, sex & sexuality, trans studies, spirituality, herbs, and non-sexist children's books, to name a few.
In Other Words has become a hub of activity—hosting a wide range of community events, meetings and workshops that include author readings, Spanish classes, writing workshops, concerts, art shows, yoga and more.
This episode of Gender Blender addressed religion/spirituality and gender.Hosts Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall were joined in studio by Reverend Nathan Meckley, Senior Pastor at Portland Oregon’s MCC, and Reverend Dr. Frodo Okulam, from Sister Spirit (sisperspirit-portland.com), a women’s spirituality group.Okulam also teaches classes on women’s spirituality as part of Portland State University’s Women Studies.
The message below from In Other Words, the LAST non-profit, feminist bookstore in the country. Please repost widely, even to contacts outside of Portland. This community resource has touched many lives in her long herstory. Let us support those who have supported us for so long. Thank you, Carla
In Other Words, like so many of our fellow bookstores, has fallen upon incredibly hard financial times. With the decline in our current economy, we have experienced severely decreased revenue. If we are unable to raise $11,000 by the end of December, In Other Words will have to close its doors.
Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Frann Michel discuss the new Gus VanSant movie Milk and the documentary The Times of Harvey Milk. You can find much more to read about Milk and the films about him here. Here's' Milk speaking Gay Freedom Day in 1978:
Bridget B. here, I'll be sitting in from 3:00pm - 5:00pm on Monday, December 15, 2008 playing music from other countries. You may have listened to the show I did on Saturday, November 29, 2008 when I sat in for Celeste, An Evening of Afrotainment, well the feedback from the first hour of the show was enough for me to revisit music played by international artists, music that pulls in the sounds and music that depicts life in other countries. Listen in and explore the sounds of Africa, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, France, and Turkey to name a few.