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Jewelle Gomez  // Posts tagged as "Jewelle Gomez"

10 Oct Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | 1 comment

Call the Midwife!

Call the Midwife!

Late in her life Jennifer Lee Worth wrote three books about her life as a midwife/nurse in the 1950s in London’s poverty ravaged East End.  The books, “Call the Midwife,” “Shadows of the Workhouse” and “Farewell to The East End” are a kind of 20th century mirror of the conditions written about by Charles Dickens.  […]

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04 Sep Posted by in • Margie Adam | Comments Off on The ‘Lesbian Feminist Writer’ label

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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25 Aug Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | 1 comment

Hilary Swank Kicks Ass!

Hilary Swank Kicks Ass!

Beginning with the film Boys Don’t Cry actor Hilary Swank has continued to play characters who won’t settle for living half a life; people who risk everything to be full human beings.  The Brandon Teena role, based on a true and tragic story of a young woman who lived as a boy, represented a major […]

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28 Jul Posted by in • Margie Adam | Comments Off on “Shut Your Faggot Mouth!”

“Shut Your Faggot Mouth!”

“Shut Your Faggot Mouth!”

Part 4 of a conversation between Margie Adam and Jewelle Gomez: Margie Adam: I think of the part of the play (Waiting for Giovanni by Jewelle Gomez) where Richard Wright walks offstage hurling a vicious comment: “Shut your faggot mouth!”  In both performances I attended there was an audible gasp in the audience. I think […]

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20 Jul Posted by in • Lee Lynch | Comments Off on What Gays Do…On Vacation

What Gays Do…On Vacation

What Gays Do…On Vacation

I love my uber-friendly dentist’s office. They are totally moderne and pain-free in every way. The doctor loads up his iPod with cool tunes and docks it in his sound system. He could have a show on a west coast public radio station with his eclectic mix of rock, folk, blues and jazz. The receptionist/scheduler […]

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07 Jun Posted by in • Margie Adam | 1 comment

Margie Adam & Jewelle Gomez: Part 3

Margie Adam & Jewelle Gomez: Part 3

Three Blocks from My House – A Lifetime! Jewelle Gomez: I was lesbian from my childhood. I always knew I was a lesbian and I couldn’t quite figure out what I was supposed to do with that. Margie Adam: What does that mean: “I always knew I was a lesbian?” Jewelle Gomez: I just knew I […]

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10 May Posted by in • Margie Adam | 3 comments

Margie Adam & Jewelle Gomez: Part 2

Margie Adam & Jewelle Gomez: Part 2

Editor’s note: I am thrilled to have feminist icons Margie Adam and Jewelle Gomez on Epochalips. These two have influenced our generation by paving the way as feminists and out lesbians in the early days to continuing to share their gifts with the world today. The following is the second of several excerpts from their […]

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12 Apr Posted by in • Epochalips Interviews | Comments Off on Diane Sabin, Executive Director of the LHRC

Diane Sabin, Executive Director of the LHRC

Diane Sabin, Executive Director of the LHRC

Diane Sabin is the executive director of The Lesbian Health & Research Center a UCSF. She directs programs working in collaboration with community organizations that develop information about and educate communities about the health of lesbians, bisexual and transgender women. She is also the administrative director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. E: Diane, tell […]

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What is Found There?

What is Found There?

When she heard, my friend, poet Cheryl Clarke, called me from Jersey City at about 5:45 in the morning because she needed to talk to someone else who knew Adrienne Rich as she did.  She needed to talk to someone on the West Coast, the place from which Adrienne left our world.  It was as […]

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30 Mar Posted by in • Margie Adam | 3 comments

Margie Adam & Jewelle Gomez: A Conversation

Margie Adam & Jewelle Gomez: A Conversation

Editor’s note: I am thrilled to have feminist icons Margie Adam and Jewelle Gomez on Epochalips. These two have influenced our generation by paving the way as feminists and out lesbians in the early days to continuing to share their gifts with the world today. The following is the first of several excerpts from their […]

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