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Jewelle Gomez  // Posts tagged as "Jewelle Gomez"

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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24 Jan Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off on The Central Park Five

The Central Park Five

The Central Park Five

Like most women living in urban areas I live with an unconscious (usually) anxiety about rape. In 1989 in NYC the crime rate was horrendous; notonly did the ‘city never sleep’ muggers and rapists seemed to work on perpetual overtime. Women looked over our shoulders just going down to get the mail. When a young […]

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26 Nov Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off on Image as Inspiration – Gloria Richardson

Image as Inspiration – Gloria Richardson

Image as Inspiration – Gloria Richardson

Sometime in the late 1960s I fell in love with Gloria Richardson. To be precise I fell in love with a picture of her from 1964 and what it represented for me: direct and fierce action from a woman of color. I found the picture when doing photographic research for a television show for which […]

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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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