Lesbian Culture - Podcast 1
Lesbian Culture, a conversation with Judy Grahn, Bonnie Morris, and Max Dashu. Three Lesbian Scholars steeped in Lesbian Culture. A wonderful gift of love to all generations of lesbians.
Podcast 1: Lesbian Culture with Judy Grahn, Max Dashu and Bonnie Morris
"This conversation is a treasure in every sense of the word... it touches on lesbian and feminist stories and activism and way more."
Gina Mercurio, owner People Called Women Books
"This Podcast is such a wonderful discussion of the history of Lesbian culture and politics in this country!"
Emma MIssouri, Producer for OutFM & WBAI 99.5 FM
Judy Grahn is a poet, activist and scholar. She is one of the founding Mother’s of the Lesbian Feminist and Women’s Spirituality Movements in the United States. She initiated and participated in profound cultural shifts brought about by the women’s and gay rights movements of the 1960s and 70s. Judy participated in not just the formation of new institutions like the Women’s Press Collective, the Oakland Feminist Women’s Health Center, and A Woman’s Place Bookstore, but also, the creation of whole new ways of living, including collective feminist households that cut through the political and social isolation women experience.
Judy has dedicated her writing to feminist and LGBT themes. Judy is best known as a poet, also as author of Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds, and recent memoir A Simple Revolution, the Making of an Activist Poet published by Aunt Lute. She teaches creative writing, mythology, and a new origin story based in women’s rituals. Her most recent book from Red Hen Press is Hanging On Our Own Bones, a collection of signature nine-part poems including “A Woman Is Talking to Death” and “Mental,” as well as new work. JudyGrahn.org
Bonnie J. Morris is a Women’s Studies Professor and historian, recently completing twenty-two years on the faculty of both Georgetown and George Washington University; and accruing multiple teaching awards from both institutions for her popular courses in women's history and lesbian culture. She is the author of 15 books, including three Lambda Literary Finalists (Eden Built By Eves, Girl Reel, and Revenge of the Women’s Studies Professor), she authored two national first-prize chapbooks (The Schoolgirl’s Atlas, and Sixes and Sevens) and she authored the critical feminist texts: Women’s History for Beginners, and most recently, The Disappearing L.
Bonnie's recent exhibit on women’s music at the Library of Congress broke new ground in showcasing lesbian albums, and she is now a historical consultant to the Smithsonian Institute, the AP U.S. History exam, Disney Animation, the State Department’s International Visitor program, and the Global Women’s Institute. She may be found lecturing on C-Span, Olivia Cruises, Semester at Sea, and on Pacifica Radio. This summer Dr. Bon is excited to introduce a new lesbian time-travel novel, Sappho’s Bar and Grill, which includes a brief look at the All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League of World War II. BonnnieJMorris.com
Max Dashu is a scholar, artist and historian. Max founded the Suppressed Histories Archives in 1970 to document global women's history, and to track patterns of domination, and the experiences of women in the full spectrum of world cultures.
Max is internationally known for her expertise on ancient female iconography, matricultures, patriarchal systems including witch hunts, and female spheres of power. She has produced two videos: Woman Shaman DVD in 2013, and Women’s Power in Global Perspective DVD in 2008. Her book Witches and Pagans: Women in European Folk Culture was published in 2016 by Veleda Press. Max Dashu’s work is followed by 156,000 readers on Facebook, and thousands more on Academia.edu.
- Witches and Pagans by Max Dashu$24.99
Witches and Pagans gathers strands to reweave the ripped webs of European women's culture. A compelling exploration of archeology, art, literature and language. 40 years in the making!
- Average rating:The Disappearing L by Bonnie Morris$22.95
An insider’s story and analysis of a neglected piece of cultural history. What will we remember about the vibrant cultural spaces that Lesbian activists created in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s? Professor Bonnie Morris gives us the back-story to the culture we are losing to mainstreaming and assimilation. Interviews of activists and and responses to the recent attacks on Lesbian Feminists who are being made to feel that they've hit their cultural expiration date.
- Women's History for Beginners by Bonnie Morris$14.45 $16.99
You don't need to be a scholar to notice that man's history dominates everything we learn in school, yet a quick tour of the past reveals dynamic female role models at every turn.
- Feminism Telesummit with Judy Grahn - A View from Metaformia
Metaformia is the creative power that derives from Menstruation. Metaformia would change everything! Judy shares the importance of woman-centeredness and earth-centeredness and how Lesbian Feminists were crucial in putting women's organizations into the public sphere, how Feminist Poetry helps us access the intuitive parts of our brain where we connect to nature, rituals that are changing things, and her advice for the future.
- Feminism Telesummit with Max Dashu - Why Our History is Important & Juicy!
Inscribed and charged symbols on ceramics and ceremonial weavings have cosmological significance, global similarities, and cultural connections. Max Dashu has recorded these sacred narratives. Everyone has historical roots to claim and an authentic place to stand without appropriating other cultures. This is medicine for women's spirits!
- Feminism Telesummit with Bonnie Morris - Women’s Role in Sustaining Civilization
Bonnie Morris shares her experiences as a Women's Studies Professor. Stories of international students and events, the next generation of students, and women's longevity. She says, "Feminists have been successful in making it now mainstream to take Women's Studies." Host: Carolyn Gage.
- Lean Into Green with Judy Grahn - Women's Spirituality is Green Spirituality
Author and professor Judy Grahn is one of the Founding Mothers of the Lesbian Feminist and Women's Spirituality Movements in the U.S. She speaks about Eco-Feminism, both ancient and modern. Judy says, "We must go back (to our ancient woman-centered beginnings) to go forward sustainably."
- A History of Lesbianism by Judy Grahn
Judy Grahn reading her poem, "A History of Lesbiansm." Excerpted from "Lesbian Concentrate: A Lesbian Anthology of Songs and Poems," a compilation of music and spoken word by Lesbian artists released by Olivia Records in l977.
- Woman Shaman: The Ancients, Movie DVD by Max Dashu$30.00
Medicine for Your Spirit! A rich multi-cultural record of medicine women, oracles, healers, trance-dancers and dreamers around the world. All of our Ancestresses. Two-disc DVD.
3 hours with music and commentary.
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- Average rating:Female Icons Poster, Ancestral Mothers by Max Dashu$20.00
Ancient female figurines recollect the world's primordial spiritual art in all its diversity. 18" x 24".
Watch the Female Icons Video