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The Gilda Stories  // Posts tagged as "The Gilda Stories"

23 Feb Posted by in Margie Adam | 1 comment

Radical Feminism and Spirituality

Radical Feminism and Spirituality

Part 6 of a conversation between Margie Adam and Jewelle Gomez: MA: You and I came of age in the feminist movement and in the radical feminist community – grew up there – you on the east coast, me on the west coast. I remember Kay Gardner and Z. Budapest talking about the Goddess. Both […]

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04 Sep Posted by in Margie Adam | Comments Off

The ‘Lesbian Feminist Writer’ label

The ‘Lesbian Feminist Writer’ label

Part 5 of a conversation between Margie Adam and Jewelle Gomez: MA: At some point in your career, there had to have been a moment where someone said: “Look, if you could just tone it down a little, if you could just roll the edge off your “angry lesbian feminist tirade,”  you could have a […]

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17 Feb Posted by in Jewelle Gomez | 2 comments

Almost Audre’s Birthday!

Almost Audre’s Birthday!

A couple of years ago some women put together a program celebrating Audre Lorde and Pat Parker and I had the pleasure of doing some remembering out loud in front of about 1000 people.  They were almost all women, those who knew the two writers mostly through their work.  But Audre had been my friend…we […]

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25 Aug Posted by in Guest Writers | 2 comments

A Rare Jewelle

A Rare Jewelle

I am currently making a feature documentary film, Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth,  about the life and art of Pulitzer Prize winning author Alice Walker. So far it has been an extraordinary journey, allowing me opportunities to meet some amazing and inspiring women, all of who deserve films in their own right. Jewelle Gomez  is […]

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12 Jul Posted by in Jewelle Gomez | 2 comments

An Off Broadway Stage Manager-ess

An Off Broadway Stage Manager-ess

In the early 1980s I worked as a stage manager for plays done in Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway theatres.  I loved the collaborative nature of production: people, mostly strangers, come together to work intensely, intimately for several months, flying through the highs and lows of vulnerability necessary to creating real art.  Then closing […]

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01 Apr Posted by in Jewelle Gomez | 1 comment

Acting is Happy Agony

Acting is Happy Agony

Agony seemed to have been one of Jean-Paul Sartre’s personal specialties but he may have been on target about acting.  The New Conservatory Theatre is doing the final casting for my play, “Waiting for Giovanni,” which explores a moment of indecision in the life of queer writer/activist James Baldwin and I’ve had the privilege of […]

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05 Mar Posted by in Jewelle Gomez | 2 comments

Every Cookie Has a Mission…

Every Cookie Has a Mission…

So say the Girl Scouts.  (Full disclosure: I was not a Girl Scout; I was a Camp Fire Girl.) They didn’t have Girl Scout troops in my economically forgotten neighborhood in Boston in the 1950s so the GS phenomenon was only familiar to me through television.  So I liked the jaunty neck kerchiefs and khaki […]

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27 Feb Posted by in Jewelle Gomez | 2 comments

Alexis, Julia & The Mobile Homecoming Project

Alexis, Julia & The Mobile Homecoming Project

“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” That quote from June Jordan introduces folks to the website for Mobile Homing http://www.mobilehomecoming.org an amazing project developed by two young women, Alexis and Julia.  They describe themselves as responding to “a deep craving for intergenerational connection.”  When we met this week end we affectionately called it […]

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07 Feb Posted by in Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off

I Miss La Rondalla like I’d Miss a Woman

I Miss La Rondalla like I’d Miss a Woman

I know it was just a restaurant but I miss La Rondalla like I’d miss a woman.  Voluptuous, gritty, innocent and knowing.  Plastic flowers in her hair.  Dressed up in gossamer Christmas lights along side photographs of men with guns and small game trophies.  Diane and I used to go regularly—I was pork and chicken […]

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22 Sep Posted by in Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off

We All Want To Go To Heaven

We All Want To Go To Heaven

“Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.” That song, whether you go w/the Albert King or the Loretta Lynn version, is one of my favorite aphorisms.  Twenty years after publication of my vampire novel, THE GILDA STORIES, it’s still in print and readers still ask me for more stories. Vampires are […]

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