Fresh Fruit features poet & writer Judy Grahn for Women's History Month on 3-18-10

Judy Grahn, internationally known poet, writer, and social theorist is featured on Fresh Fruit for Women’s History Month. Join Dixie Treichel and John Townsend on Thursday, March 18 from 7:30 pm-8:30 pm for this special show.

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:

Robin, LGBT Activist
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 replay 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.