3/18/2010 Fresh Fruit


Women's History Month Special

Judy Grahn, internationally known poet, writer, and social theorist

Judy Grahn , Ph.D., currently serves as Co-Director and Research Faculty of the Women's Spirituality M.A. program at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. She is internationally known as a poet, woman-centered cultural theorist, co-founder of lesbian-feminism, and early contributor to literature of women's spirituality. Her work centers on the reclamation of stories, values and methods of Sacred Feminine traditions.

As a member of the first lesbian feminist collective in the U.S., Judy's contributions to the lesbian-feminist movement have been instrumental, including the publication of Another Mother Tongue: Gay Words, Gay Worlds (Beacon Press, 1984) which offers extensive research into the origin and evolution of words and symbols of lesbian and gay culture. In 1994 she was awarded The Publishing Triangle's Lifetime Achievement Award (in Lesbian Letters). Judy’s Ph.D. is in Integral Studies with a concentration in Women's Spirituality. Her dissertation, “Are Goddesses Metaformic Constructs? An Application Of Metaformic Theory To Menarche Celebrations And Goddess Rituals Of Kerala And Contiguous States In South India” was published in 1999. Judy is currently writing a book on goddess practices from research she did in India, using metaformic theory. Judy is editor of Metaformia: A Journal of Menstruation and Culture

Also on tonights show:

"Longtime Twin Cities resident, sometimes LTGB activist depending on the issue. I am a woman and a lesbian who was born with XY chromosomes, and, as such, am keen to transphobia both outside of --- and within --- the lesbian and gay commuity."

Amy Ray Fresh Fruit interview excerpt from 10-16-08

Amy Ray is a singer-songwriter, musician, member of the well-known folk duo Indigo Girls, founder of the indy label Daemon Records and a human rights activist that includes Queer, Native American and Environmental issues.

Playlist Tracks: 
Theme artists: Judy Garland, B52s, Angela Motter, Tori Fixx, Josie Cotton, Ochi, David Bowie,Diana Ross, Scott Free, Gaye Adegbalola, Candye Kane, Lou Reed,DD/C, Sandy Rapp, Romanovsky Phillips, RuPaul - Fresh Fruit 3rd Thursday Theme
Album: collage by Dixie Treichel; Label: self-released
Indigo Girls - Reunion
Album: Retrospective; Label: Epic
Ruth MacKenzie - Give Us Room to Roar
Album: Kalevala, Dream of the Salmon Maiden; Label: Ominum
Ani DiFranco - You Each Time
Album: Educated Guess; Label: righteous babe