Be Bold. Be Re(a)d.: Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind Podcast #4

30 10 2009

3 years ago women of color came together and transformed terror on Halloween, declaring October 31st Be Bold Be Red Day, a day for women of color and allies to speak out against violence against women.  And 30 years ago women of color came together to respond to violence in the same critical and poetic spirit.

Towards the world the we all deserve, fully transformed from the misogyny and internalized racism we face in popular music to the frightening expendability of the lives and bodies of women of color this podcast places the brave voices of women telling the truth about gendered violence over the remixed sounds of Miles Davis.  This year we take every sound back, starting with our own voices and the background that seeks to silence them.

Listen with your community, your class, your friends, your study group, your church, your crew, pass the link on or listen by yourself and see, hear and wear red.

listen here


or download here: http://brokenbeautiful.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/real-be-bold-be-red-podcast.mp3





Eternal Summer Podcast: Sunday Morning/In Your Hands

8 10 2009

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Because it takes a whole month to prepare for the day of the dead.  Because some of us have to create eclectic Sunday morning rituals to hear our own truth.  Because I want you to have this for when you need it.  This podcast is based on letters from my black feminist ancestors. For more about the “In Your Hands” project check out www.motherourselves.wordpress.com.

I hope this piece grounds you and reminds you where you are from.  You can save it for Sunday or you can listen right now.

Much love,

Lex


in your hands podcast

p.s.

You can also see video of the In Your Hands Project at Beloved the Mangos with Chili Day of the Dead celebration on November 7th in the San Francisco Bay Area and participate in an installation at the conference of Ford Fellows in Newport Beach California this coming weekend!





Meditations on the Rainbow: Eternal Summer Podcast II

1 09 2009

Filled with great music…rare and priceless poetry from Sapphire all presented in that quirky, interactive, meditative, writing workshop-esque Eternal Summer style!

(this is Sapphire…but this time it’s actually Lex reading Sapphire’s juicy poetic set)

This podcast is dedicated to all of us, but especially to Tyli’a Nana Boo Mack, a black transwoman made early ancestor in a brutal act of violence in Washington DC.

Get your pen and your paintbrush and listen here:


download or listen in quicktime here:

Eternal Summer Podcast Two!!!!

(If you listen to the end you’ll hear Lex singing the blues!)

*Sapphire is not a particularly PG poet so this podcast is for grown folks and the folks they can be accountable for sharing it with.





1979: First Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind Podcast

12 08 2009

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Check out our FIRST EVER PODCAST as part of the BrokenBeautiful Press educational campaign “Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind.”  Black Feminism LIVES by every means necessary.

What does it take to survive a year like 1979?

This first podcast is about the year 1979 and how the world, and black feminism began and ended in some crucial ways that year. With the election of Ronald Reagan, the Boston Murders, the Atlanta Child Murders and the Greensboro Massacre all attacking the the lives, minds and spirits of black women 1979 was a crucial year.  This podcast focuses on how Audre Lorde, Alexis DeVeaux, June Jordan and Barbara Smith reach(ed) across time and space to transform the meaning of survival.  (And there is some good period appropriate and anachronistic music too!)


download here:
http://brokenbeautiful.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/1979.mp3

Please leave comments here!

p.s.  Sorry about the moments of outburst distortion.  A sista is clearly super exuberantly excited about black feminism and promises to stay a little further away from the mic on podcast number two! :)








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