Movements

My dear friends have alerted me to the fact that the new Movements column is live. Woman’s Work and the Woman of Color at Work grew from the interview I had with Jocelyn Paige Kelly. This doesn’t appear in the interview I had with Jocelyn, but Jocelyn asked me the question that became the catalyst for this column as I reflected on the question of support for Women’s work and how the answer to this is not really as simple as saying: yes, I support the work of women. 

Hodan Warsame of Roet in Het Eten has put up a synopsis (in Dutch) of Radio Redmond’s Broadcast from the 26th of February. The excerpt I read on Radio Redmond is also posted on the Roet in Het Eten website and you can read it here. The excerpt is from my Bloodchildren story, Dancing in the Shadow of the Once and you can find the anthology here. 

In the after-the-show conversation, Hodan mentioned Intersectionality. I don’t think we can ignore this when we talk about supporting women’s work because the way we approach woman’s work is influenced by more factors than identifying as woman. There’s more to it than that and I know we would like to simply say–women’s work is women’s work and be done with it. But the truth is, it’s more complicated than that and also the way we look at support and perceive support, the way we experience it, the way we give it is complicated by this strange notion people call “the culture of nice” wherein support has come to mean being positive and uncritical. It’s still something I’m reflecting and thinking on and I suppose it’s inevitable that I’ll write about that in the future. 

(also posted on http://rcloenen-ruiz.livejournal.com)

 

Roet in Het Eten and Radio Redmond

Hodan Warsame sent me an invitation to read and take part in Radio Redmond’s broadcast on Tuesday, the 26th of February. I will be reading and doing an interview and hanging out with some amazing people. 

Roet in Het Eten’s website is here

Roet in Het Eten is a collective that offers a unique and critical look at politics, popular culture, media, art and music through radio programs, online opinion pieces and analyses. 

From Hodan’s Email:

Redmond is the new biweekly women’s show that discusses pop culture, politics, media, art and music from the perspectives of women. The programme brings you interviews, stories and music that centralises the experiences of (trans)women. Redmond focuses on gender issues.

The program takes place on Tuesdays from 17.00-19.00. The programs can be listened to live on 107.9 and 105.5

The broadcast is also available via http://www.radiomart.nl and via this link. Fill in the date and times you are looking for. Broadcasts are in Dutch but are conducted in English and Spanish when needed.