Tuesday, January 16, 2018

January 15, 2018: The Space Between Us hosted by Jovelyn Richards

KPFA Women's Magazine presents a new format that will air every third Monday. Each program of The Space Between Us hosted by Jovelyn Richards will examine the relationships between girls and women all over the world by telling each other's stories. In this way we will attempt to shift and raise consciousness by listening and sharing our journeys.

Today we discuss the space between Black women and white women by answering the question, when did you first realize who you are and how you knew the space between you and others? Judy Grahn, author of A Simple Revolution: The Making of an Activist Poet joins us.

The Space Between Us is a live, call-in show. Today's show was pre-recorded and originally aired in March of 2017.

Click here to listen to entire show. 59:50 min

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018: Transparenting - the real true story

Today on Women's Magazine Kate welcomes Janna Barkin and Mere Abrams to talk about parenting transgender kids. Janna is the author of the book, He's Always Been My Son, which traces her family's journey in supporting and raising their transgender son, Amaya. Mere is a therapist and gender specialist in private practice and also Clinical Research Associate and Study Coordinator, at University of California at San Francisco, Child and Adolescent Gender Center. Join us for an in-depth conversation about best practices, the differences between sex, gender and sexual orientation, and how sexism affects girls' gender identity.

Check out Mere’s blog “On all things nonbinary gender.” Another great resource is https://www.genderspectrum.org/. A free transgender conference on the East coast is given every year by Gender Spectrum. Lots more information is on the internet and YouTube.

Click to here to listen to the entire show. 59:50 min

Also on today's show:
Lily Iona McKenzie's Curva Peligrosa

Monday, January 8, 2018: Lily Iona McKenzie's Curva Peligrosa

Find this book at your local bookstore, library or on-line
The second part of the show Kate talks with author Lily Iona McKenzie about her newest novel, Curva Peligrosa, about a larger-than-life Mexican woman who settles in a tiny Alberta town after a twenty-year trek. It's an engaging and surprising story, touching on indigenous rights and the power of community.

Click to here to listen to the entire show. 59:50 min

Also on today's show:
Transparenting - the real true story

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Monday, January 1, 2018: Laugh in the New Year with Women's Magazine

Greetings, Women's Magazine listeners! Despite dire predictions regarding the future of KPFA and Pacifica, as of now we are still here and tomorrow, New Year's Day 2018, I'll be bringing you an hour of funny and smart women.

In the first segment comics Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Karinda Dobbins, Maysoon Zayid, JADE (Just Another Disabled Entertainer) and Nina G. join me to talk about the highs and lows of 2017 and beyond, what they're looking forward to in 2018 and what it's like doing comedy as women whose multiple identities are so often under attack.

It's wild, it's witty and it's informative. Follow the links below to connect to audio file of the show that was aired on Monday and the full, unedited interviews. So put on your headphones and start laughing. And follow the links above to check out the websites and performance schedules of the artists.

Click here for the interview with Dhaya and Karinda. 29:51 min

Click here for the interview with JADE and Nina. 37:27 min

Click here for the interview with Maysoon. 17:26 min

Click here to listen to entire show. 59:50 min

Also on today's show:
Eryn Mathewson

Monday, January 1, 2018: Special Guest Eryn Mathewson

Next up special guest Eryn Mathewson, former producer of Women's Magazine and now director of ESPN's Rhoden Fellows Initiative, shares insights from the world of sports journalism and reflects on the continuing importance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.


Click here for the full interview with Eryn. 36:18

Click here to listen to entire show. 59:50 min

Also on today's show:
Laugh In the New Year

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Monday, December 25, 2017: Disability Activist and Writer Aurora Levins Morales

Today on KPFA’s Women’s Magazine we talk to writer, artist, historian, chronic illness survivor and revolutionary activist and healer Aurora Levins Morales about her work and her life.  This show was first in June.

Aurora has fought against chronic illness and toxicity of 21st century Capitalism for decades and continues to tell stories with medicinal powers to shift our consciousness and change how we think about ourselves, each other and the world.  Her writing is lyrical and powerful. 

Today we talk to her about her work and in particular her book "Kindling:Writings on the Body” where she explores the meanings of sickness and healing, suffering and pleasure, through the story of her own body, of all of our bodies, of the body of the planet.

Learn more about Aurora's self-designed, environmentally safe, moving home at Vehicle for Change.

Click here for the audio file of the show. 59:50 min

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Monday, December 18, 2017: The Space Between Us: How we live in our bodies in a Man's World

Dance - Boxing - Healing

Jovelyn Richards hosts her live call-in show, The Space Between Us. Today the theme is the space between us, how do we live in our bodies, what and when do we feel comfortable or uncomfortable in our bodies, when do we freeze and how do we unfreeze a collective trauma.

Today's show features Rae Black, personal trainer; Bonnie Sita executive director of East Bay Dance Center; and integrative body worker and pilates teacher, Ana Thachenko.

Reach Ana at 925-323-1860. Contact the East Bay Dance Center at 510-336-3262. Contact Rae Black at Fit Evolution (www.raeblacktraining.com).

Click here to listen to entire show. 59:50 min