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"ebony article" Discussed on In Fact with Chelsea Clinton
"Mashama, thank you so much for being here today. Oh, it's a complete pleasure to be here. We don't celebrate each other enough. I don't think. I thought we could start with what drew you to becoming a chef. I started cooking when I was 26. So I think most women may know who they are when they're 26, but I still didn't. And I had to kind of back out of a lot of things that I thought were normal, especially for women in the world and also women in the food industry. What was that moment like at 26? How did you decide that you wanted to become a chef? I've always been a quiet person. And I'm the oldest of three. I really helped my parents raised my brother and sister quite frankly. And so I was the oldest and I was 5 years older than my brother, 9 years older than my sister, so I took a lot on. And I tend to follow in a lot of ways. So my parents were social workers and I thought that was something that I wanted to do. And so I graduated school with a psychology degree was working in a homeless shelter for families and I was horrible at it. I was insecure and ill prepared and I just was afraid, I think. I was afraid to actually give a lot of myself in a situation that needed a lot from me because I didn't know who I was. So I was afraid to give. And so right around the time when that was being exposed in my career was when we were doing a lot of holiday parties or just a lot of work parties. So I would cook for the job. And we would just have potlucks, like once a week. And everyone liked what I cooked. Your food always disappeared first. Always disappeared first. They liked when I cooked and I think that's why I started getting into cooking ultimately. And I was so struck reading your book when you went to culinary school and you were given an assignment to write about your inspiration and you want to write about your grandmother's cooking and you were told you couldn't write about your grandmother's. I took great offense at that because I was very close to my grandmother's and they very much remain with me even though they're no longer with us. And you had to go searching for someone, you wanted to write about. Could you talk a little bit about that experience and why you had to go searching and who you found? My main experience with chefs were on television, really. So when it came to actually figuring out who a real life chef was, I wasn't very versed in eating in restaurants. I was first in eating in my grandmother's kitchens. So I wanted to really focus on them because I thought that they were the best cooks that I knew. And to my chef instructors point, it made sense that he had me go out and explore just the vastness of where chefs come from and what restaurants they cook in. And I ended up finding an old, I think of as an ebony article like that was done in early 90s and it was talking about miss and the Lewis. And I just started digging about her and looking at her history and looking at the cookbooks she had written and really learning about who she was and how she got to become a chef in the United States and also the legacy that she created for herself. And you, I think, never thought you would write a book and yet you have written a book with your partner John black white and the gray. It's not a cookbook per se, but there are recipes at the end of every chapter. And I wonder if you could talk about the experience of working with John to build the restaurant. I was working at prune under Gabrielle Hamilton. I was a sous chef in her restaurant, a place that I used to love to go. It's free pandemic when it was such an important part of our life here in New York City. It's such a special restaurant and it's about as big as my hotel room that I'm in currently, but she really helped me grow as a chef and as a woman. And so I was there for about three years and we call them John O, his middle name is, oh gosh, it's so he likes it. Right. He has Norwegian. Yeah. I read it in the book right. He had a tattoo that he had to hide. It was an honor of his Norwegian grandfather. I mean, there are all sorts of fascinating stuff that I learned in the book. We're special. We're a special pair. So jono reached out to her. He was looking for a chef. And she brought my name up because I think she felt like, and I think I felt like at the time that I had been there long enough. It was time for the next thing. It was time for the next thing. It was time to move on. And so she told me about the conversation, she was like, I don't know this man. He may be a wackadoo, but I just want to let you know that I had this meeting and I brought you up because I think you're ready and I know that your mother's side of the family is from the south and this restaurant is in Savannah. This was right around the scandal of Paula Deen and her exposure with how she worked with her kitchen and I thought that this was like a person being an opportunist and I just was like, I don't want anything to do with it. I thought he was originally from the south. So I immediately came very suspicious. And you worried you'd be exploited. And I thought I would be exploited. So I was just like, no, you know? And there was an emphasis on being a woman and being a minority woman, being a black woman. And I was like, absolutely not. And then I learned he was from Staten Island. So he was in New Yorker. And I was like, okay, maybe I should at least take the meeting, and I had two women who I was working with, and they were just staring at me while I was talking to Gabrielle. And I could remember their faces and as soon as she walked out the room, they were like, take the meeting. What are you doing? Take the meeting, and I was like, okay, I'll just take the meeting. Meanwhile, it's sort of extraordinary though that now, one of the best restaurants in the south, one of the best restaurants in our country that is in the south, started because you had a shared New York City connection. I just think we have to pause on that for a moment. We were like, oh, he's from Staten Island. Totally. Total sense. Let's just move back to the south Wednesday, like carpetbagger. Let's just go down. South and just do it. Yeah, so that's how we met. And then what happened? We had a 30 minute meeting that turned into a four hour meeting. He showed me the blueprints of the space. I thought that there was no way in the world that I could do that. Why did you think that? Because it just was bigger than prune. It's 5 times the size of prune. It's in a bus station that was built in 1938. The layout was calling for 35 seats in the front of the building, which is now the dino bar, which is the size of prune. Then the main dining room was 76 seats, then there were two private dining areas, and there was outdoor seating. And I was just like, there's no way in the world I could do this, which is unfortunately what women often say to ourselves. Yeah, I was like, there's no way in the world. But within those blueprints, as he was showing me, and his office, that first night we met, he pointed to the back area where the restrooms were and said that was where the colored waiting room was. And I was like, excuse me, wait, what? And he goes, yeah, it's still standing. The building is exactly the way it was. The Stein was still there. He didn't exactly say the sign was still there, but Chelsea the sign was still there. It was very faded, and you would almost have to look at it where the light hit it just right, but you could see the outline of the letters. Well, what a effing metaphor. Right? So that's what got me on that.
"ebony article" Discussed on Dressed: The History of Fashion
"Week was spent at the museum of anthropology researching indigenous folk art in ancient imagery in mexican markets under saying their local design and in the street taking photos of the work of local sign. Painters wyman and his team also worked directly with artists of the indigenous. We chill are weak. Sought toddy people who create these incredibly colorful. Works of art. Known as nyah rica using yarn so yarn paintings originated as part of the spiritual and ceremonial aspects of the culture associated with chamonix visions and dreams. And they really are both a tool used by shamans to have visions and also a representation of the vision themselves by the nineteen fifties also become highly covetable commercial. Art pieces live speaks about the process. The artist us to create yarn paintings using the olympic logo quote in one case. We made pie with square tablets emulating traditional nyree soak the sixty eight logo on them and then gave them to the we channel. The artists covered these templates with wax into which they pushed strands of colored wool critic. Beautiful color illustrations of birds and other traditional imagery. We use these tablets as an aide in developing our color programming. So also referencing. Ancient aztec carvings. This resulting design program as a mix of modern op. Art and also mexico's rich artistic traditions. Well this was exactly what the olympic committee was hoping to project to the rest of the world. During these games a country read it in its past but there is firmly set on the future yes and the incorporation of graphics into the designs of the mexico olympics was e- immersive designs appeared on everything from advertisements on posters. Stamps wall murals the undulating pattern was even used on the floors of the olympic stadium and designer juliette. Johnson marshall incorporated the logo type into her cape and many dress uniform designs worn by the thousand plus young multi-lingual women hired to act as eighty cons or assistance for visitors to the gates. Lucky for us to of these incredible uniforms one in orange and white and the other in black and white survive and lack mas collection. What's comes with an accompanying text by research assistant. Joanna raise walton. Who wrote that quote distress cape set was issued along with two white mock turtleneck blouses and a pair of orange heels. Edey can forums were color. Coded where's the orange dress were associated with the press office an escorted reporters and olympic athletes to events throughout the games. The mexico sixty eight logo type is placed vertically at the center of the dress running from nearly the neckline to the ham. It expands into a series of evenly spaced lines creating an all encompassing pattern with the logo at its core. And of course you know that we're going to post pictures of these. Oh yeah you so you can see. Just how brilliantly. Johnson marshall translated. Wyman graphic into these guards amazing. Yeah so so cool. So by all accounts by the united states olympic committee at least mexico's bid from eternity was successful. Dr gerard seahawks contributing author to the usoc. Olympic book wrote mexico. City has all in all set new standards. One of them is the knowledge that mexico a country without rival in south american sport has made a decisive straight into the future when on the evening of ten. Twenty six sixty eight. The olympic fire was extinguished. Mexico stood the test. Which in itself can be a far-reaching important for the development of its own sport in quote and he really was only one of the many contributing authors in this book who sang the olympics praises. This included mira pasca whose experience was quote complete joy and unanimity with no consideration a political borders and systems. I came to mexico to find the peaceful and friendly use of the world. And i found not only this genuine and happy youth with their olympic ideals. I also found the heart of the whole charming mexican nation and as it turns outcast the naked sixty eight olympics. Well they were neither peaceful nor politics free. There was very dark. Reality hiding behind. The you know mexican olympic slogan everything as possible with piece that pretty girls and apart dresses simply could not hide and we will learn all about that after. We synchronize our swim through this next sponsor. Break malcolm gabrielle. And i've got to warn you. The new season of my podcast revisionist history is completely unbound. Were finally out of the house. And now that we've got the chance we're going into the streets and even under the sea all in the name of continuing. 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If you're thinking of having some work done or if you're curious about exploring non-surgical options than this is the podcast for you. Join us as we put you under the knife and offer a glimpse behind the surgical mask into the fascinating world of cosmetic surgery. The latest breakthroughs and skin care and what you can do to look and feel forever young. Listen to forever. Young on iheartradio app apple podcasts. Or wherever you get your podcasts. As evidenced by the nineteen thirty six olympics and hitler's germany. The international sporting event of the olympics really provides this global for him for this host-country whoever they may be to impart whatever propaganda or political narrative. They so choose so with quite literally. The world watching governments have used the olympics historically as its opportunity for a country to craft. Its own image often. A highly calculated image and in many cases completely manufactured image of what they want the world to see regardless of the reality and thus was the case with mexico city sixty eight so october one thousand nine hundred sixty only days before the opening ceremony of the olympics. The government had sent armed troops to quell thousands of peaceful protesters who had gathered at the plaza de las trays quotas. Protest was only the latest in a series of demonstrations stage against the olympics which many viewed as a waste of money better spent on the other pressing social issues which burdened the country. The troops opened fire on the peaceful protesters and while the government reported only four debts. The number is actually thought to be in the hundreds and the highest estimates over one thousand people. This was the backdrop of the nineteen sixty eight olympics in a city where colorful billboards mass this blood-stained plaza evidence of the government's brutality torture own citizens here absolutely terrible and this violent civil unrest in mexico was mirrored by that in america where both the vietnam war the civil rights movement were in full effect nineteen sixty it was actually the deadliest year in the vietnam war it was also the year that both martin luther king junior and senator robert kennedy were sas needed for their advocacy of civil rights so the us was really this country where for far too long americans of color had been treated like second class citizens is important to remember that despite black and other athletes of color winning gold medals since the second olympiad nineteen hundred when they returned home to their countries. These decorated athletes were met with discrimination and racism running rampant in europe and america example in point after his history-making or gold medal wins in the nazi olympics. Nineteen thirty six. Jesse owens returned home to a segregated united states and president roosevelt was so concerned with losing his southern voters that he did not even send owens a congratulations and this was a snub. That owens felt very deeply. Yeah and like so. Many groundbreaking black athletes before him. Owens really paved the way for an entire generation of athletes who followed or ran in his footsteps and that included two black track stars by the names of tommy smith and juan carlos who came to the nineteen sixty olympics as the fastest men in the world. They were both world record. Holders smith and carlos were also. Both active members of the olympic project for human rights are open. Hr in american organization whose aim was to bring awareness to and protest against racial segregation and racism in sports. So not only did. Smith and carlos come to the olympics to win their track and field events. They came with something to say and on october sixteenth. The two men stood on the olympic. Winner's podium in a silent protest. That was heard around the world and believe me dress listeners. Clothing was part and parcel to its resonance to this very day. For a recollection of the event we turned ebony magazine who in december of that year ran a photo editorial with an accompanying article that championed the games as one of the most amazing olympics in the history of the games where world records were broken or tied sixty seven times but the author of this article goes on to say that despite these achievements quote the one thing which will be most remembered by all had nothing to do with athletic performance had to do with the black protests and it had to do with the petty action of the us olympic committee following the protest on the track. Smith perform superman pulling a groin muscle while winning his semifinal heat and the two hundred meter dash he seems an impossible starter for the final scheduled for just two hours later. He not only started. He won the event in world record. Time making point eight seconds. Carlos took third. What took place next will be long. Remember yes so. It was in the locker room just before the presentation of the medal ceremony for their wins and the two hundred meter that smith and carlos each put on a black glove. They also each put on buttons that stated their allegiance to the olympic project for human rights and even gave one to the racists second place winner of the australian sprinter. Peter norman who were in solidarity to their cause all three men then headed to the medal. Stand and get this. Carlos and smith were wearing no shoes. The ebony article recounts what happened next quote. The black athletes have been promising a strong demonstration and it came when smith and carlos accepted their medals and turn to face the american flag for the playing of the national anthem standing motionless and looking down towards the ground. The athletes each raised a clenched black gloved fists in a black power salute with their heads bowed and lifted fist. They were saying that they were black. Americans who had performed the best of their ability and they protested the way their black brothers have been treated very country they represented and i will clarify that. Tommy smith at least in post interviews or over the years has said that it was not a black power salute but a human rights salute so in his book race culture and the results of the black athlete the nineteen sixty eight olympic protests and their aftermath other douglas hartman rights of this historic event. He writes quote in this moment was born one of the most vibrant and poignant images ever generated by that international spectacle of symbolism and myth making we call the olympic games in quote so soon after the games. Tommy smith recounted this event and the centrality address in relaying his message. He says that quote my raise right hand stood for the power in black america. Carlos has raised left stood for the unity of black america. Together they formed an arch of unity and power. The black scarf around my neck stood for black pride. The black socks with no shoes stood for black poverty and racist america. The totality of our effort was regaining. A black dignity and quote. Hartmut writes that it would be another twenty years before smith with talk publicly about this historic moment quote but over the course of those years. The image he had helped to engineer would come for american audiences and many others around the globe to define the nineteen sixty eight mexico city olympics and in many ways to transcend sport itself such incredible story and one that we really encourage you to learn more about. I promise you that if you go and google the sixty eight olympics logo images of of what we just described. Wha- also pop up at that same time that they come up in tandem together. There is so much more to learn about the events and athletes that he featured in this series so far for starters we recommend the do go on podcast episode called the nineteen sixty eight olympic salute as well as twenty twenty s documentary called the stand. How one gesture shook the world which is streaming now on amazon. Prime smith and carlos is silent protests has an arguably become synonymous with the one thousand nine hundred sixty eight olympic games but lesser known. Is the story of their record smashing. Teammate wyomia taya's who we heard for previously about not mincing any words about her athletic uniform so obviously she's back for another olympics. She became the first athlete ever in the history of the olympics. Up to this point to retain the hundred meter title with a world record making time of eleven seconds she had previously taken home. Golden the event at the nineteen sixty four olympics in her oral history with l. a. eighty four highest recalls that after carlos smith stand. There was a lot of talk among the black american athletes about what they could also do to make a statement in the end however she says it became very individualized and for her part. She chose to replace the teams white running forts with black short quote. it was my way of protesting. She told nbc sports in an interview last year. There was no need to talk about it and she goes on knowing what it feels like to be discriminated against growing up in south growing up during the jim crow era being a black woman being told up my muscles are ugly to me. That was part of my protests. She said this is show people all the things they say are not true and in this way all three of these athletes really subverted the intended messaging of the olympic uniform so long as symbol of national pride and uniformity. All three of them really reworked at into this powerful display a personal expression that spoke volumes about their beliefs. Without having to say a word and you would never know it from the olympic book. Sixty eight which celebrated all three of these athletes achievements in this series of full color photographs but ioc actually immediately suspended smith and carlos from the olympic team and banish them from the olympic village. A spokesman for the calling their actions quote a deliberate and violent breach of the fundamental principles of the olympic spirit in quote and if these conversations sound familiar it is because they absolutely are still happening today and twenty sixteen san francisco forty niners quarterback colin kaepernick decision to kneel repeatedly at games during the national anthem in protest of black oppression in the us led him to being shunned by the sporting establishment quote. I am not going to stand up to show pride and a flag for country. That oppresses black people and people of color to me. This is bigger than football and it would be selfish on. My part looks the other way. Well as we all know now kapernick career was more or less over at that point. No team would sign him fast. Forward to the events of last summer where the death of george floyd spurred protests around the world and across sporting establishments and these protests were actually led by a ton of players in both the nba. The nlp and mls. So that's the national basketball association. The major league baseball and major league soccer leads respectively athletes in the nba. Actually led a strike. They would not play and they only agree to resume playing after commitment most made by the nba to make real changes in addressing social justice issues that they cared about this included the organization changing its policy towards athletes rights to protest and when players returned to the core at many of them kneel together during the national anthem and played wearing jerseys that were inscribed with phrases. Such as black lives matter. And i can't breathe and these were actions are only a few years prior had cost cabernet his career and they were just now affecting real change to dallas mavericks. For dry powell told undefeated dot com. The phrase black lives matter simply means that we believe black lives matter. I don't understand how there can be any pushback to that statement in and of itself now tying organizations to it in their history or whatever it may be another story but i know for the fact that players in this locker room that had black lives matter on their shirts when they're warming up and stand on the court proud what they mean by that statement is that equality is the most important thing in terms of society and social justice in having a fair community to in no argument here on that point so with professional leagues now allowing there at least a protest what of their olympic counterparts and my jew. Many of these professional players will also now be competing in the olympics especially players from the nba and that is a really great question. April considering american athletes have already been using their platform and their clothing protests at this year's olympic trials. So last month. Us sprinter noah lyles raised a black gloved fist in the air mere moments before running in the hundred meter olympic trial raise. He later told reporters quote. Were still dying in the streets just because we stop talking about it in the news or just because the olympics are going on doesn't mean it's not happening in quote. Us hammer weight. Throw her gwen berry. Also recently used the olympic trials to demonstrate this time on the medal stand when she turned away from the olympic flag when the anthem was played unexpectedly placing her black t shirt that read activists athlete over her head quote. The anthem doesn't speak for me. it never has. She told reporters in response to the backlash very touch. A twitter saying that people's criticism really shows that quote people in america rally patriotism over basic morality even after the murder of george floyd she said and so many other commercials statements and phony sentiments regarding.
"ebony article" Discussed on Revision Path
"I looked up to and admired as a kid are now being sort of lost and there's no way like you said to sort of wage pull that up you could pull up ebony but if the site is gone if whatever reason that site is off gone, then what is left, you know what their besides ebony. Medical ebony articles and that only going to be there for so long as people are sharing them. But at what point does it just sort of remove itself from our memory and history? Yeah, because I think what will end up happening is that as it's being removed and people don't remember it then other people step in to try to tell that story and they may not be doing it from the best, you know intentions. Yes, they may be honestly lying, you know, like so to have that in our own words and that way I think is that's definitely very very important part. One thing that I saw as was watching. I saw these videos about your merch line, you know, it's gotta bring it back to that. It reminded me how a lot of designers. I know now have some sort of a hobby or off or side business or side project or something where they're making something physical and I think it's you know to the point you're saying a lot of the work that we do is kind of saved over and forgotten or our dog. Or not even our time but just written over in some way. So they're doing something physical like how you're doing merch other people do other physical tangible kinds of things and I don't know if that's the main purpose of it, but it made sure that you have some kind of physical relic of the work that you've done. Yes, that is definitely like one of the things that is important of being able to just have being something physical which is technically like March in terms of like Chicago slank is like just that something that you can design and put something on physical like a practical item that you can put a design too. You know, like that's how we associate merch of it. And so it was like, yeah, it gives you a way to sort of carve your own little piece in history in this moment to have that physical thing because we know we design things for clients if it's not for huge projects or four things that are going in in Avengers. For our workshops are different places where that history is maintained. It's thrown away, you know, like once you do it it's done it's gone and I have a lot of designs that I'm like, oh, I really I love that design but there's no way to use that again. It's done, you know, and so this is a way to sort of have that passion project where you can design from a true passionate creative not attached to a client with no inhibitions like you could just do whatever you want and then off because of that physical item you are now able to keep that into some sort of a history whether that'd be me archiving it myself or someone who has purchased and keeping in a holding on to it. My mom who has kept everything Lord bless her heart in her wallet if she like has had every first business card I've ever made in her wallet. So just having those physical job And it does bring back, you know, the ability of being able to kind of have a piece of history piece of look this is what I used to do, you know to be able show that yeah, absolutely. So as I was, you know doing my research for this interview and I was watching videos about you there was a line that you said in an interview..
A look at Gladys Bentley, American blues singer
"Before we get started as we normally do at the start of a person's life I'm going to jump in when gladys was forty five years old in the year nineteen, fifty, two revolutionnaire. Arcada. Their time travel is upset. Yes. Heavens the reason why jumping in he is because nine fifty two is the at that one amount main sources was written and I want to talk about that. Source. Pot, Abou- review before we actually. Talk about that. So in the nineteen forties and nineteen fifties in the USA politicians like Senator Joe McCarthy was spearheading moral and political panicked about queer people in the understanding that we who are not only immoral but also susceptible to blackmail and therefore more likely to become communist spies. Goddess Bentley had built her career on being an openly queer and gender non conforming blues performer in nineteen, Fifty, two in. The African American magazine Ebony, she write an article titled. I'm a woman again in which she talks very late at queasiness before renouncing it and championing heterosexuality and Hetero normativity. In this article, she says, I became a woman again when I discovered unaccepted the one glorious thing which for so many years I had bitterly fought with all my heart mind and body the law of antennas, the devotion of a man. I thought it was kind of Jesus. Is, the man Jesus, the matters not Jesus She did definitely become more involved with her church later in her life, but she doesn't necessarily link that to her. Queens. So like Jesus here but only incidentally. Background character. Incidental Jesus is my Christian rock band. Do you come across. Do. Christian covers rock songs. Both I anyway. What happened YOU CLAP We'll talk a lot more about the background to this article and what was happening in life at that time. When we get to that I, think the sort of political background McCarthyism is. Hardly the main you need to know that, and the reason that I wanted to bring this up and mentioned at the start is because this article is the only information we have about Gladys inhering voice. Well, that's quite a pickle. It is quite a pickle that we are. And it's also the only source of information we have about her childhood before she was about twenty one. Okay. So that's that most by graphical information comes from what can be gleaned from newspaper is nobody's ever written a biography. All Gladys on the work of like interviewing people who knew anything like that is that is something that could still be done. Do you think she was born in nineteen ninety seven so like a lot of people anyone who knew her in her early life is GonNa be dead. Yeah. But from headlight alive that would probably still be some still alive could talk about her bought definitely have to be done pretty soon. I'm not aware of anyone working on unfortunately, but hopefully, someone is yeah. So I just wanted to raise that heavy keep in mind that that's the source of wealth with before we start talking about glass at life. So I got us was born in Philadelphia on the twelfth of August nine, hundred seven to George and Mary Bentley. She was the oldest of four siblings in a black working class family according to Gladys's article in Ebony Mary had wanted a son and she was very disappointed when she had a door refusing much as tasha child on Nessa Child. Gladys. Intern says she always felt repulsed by men including her father brothers and uncles and she says. I suppose the reason was that they will admire while I was scorned from ninety nine or ten. She began to steal her brothers choirs at first to feel she was getting even with them but then I began feel more comfortable in boys quarries than dresses have parents teachers objected to gladys as masculine dress. The gladys was obstinate and she and her parents eventually reached a compromise by gladys wear what's called a meaty blouse. So that's what you'd pictures like kind attritional Salas like a navy ship and she went out with a skirt during elementary school gladdest about to crush on a female teachers she tells us in Class I sat the hours watching her and. Wondering, why I was so attracted to at night I dreamed I didn't understand the meaning of those dreams until later. I. WanNA mention this because it's got his first experience of being attracted to a woman that we know about and also just think it gives you a bit of an idea of how in her article the Ebony she does talk openly about like being que- and being attracted to women and wanting to present in a masculine way and these kinds of things like she doesn't deny that this is an aspect then renounces it and decides that Hetero. normativity is better suicide angle on this that she used to feel this way but she has stopped. Or the she feels this way but has decided that that's not any good. I tell you. It's more than she used to feel this way but has stopped. Okay. Yeah. Yeah. It's hard to say because she does sort of talk about talk about there are other people who have the same who had the same experiences in she refers to those groups like she uses like way if she's talking about painting society and she's still kind of identifies with those groups. But at the same time, she says as things like I've become a woman again now I love man I'm able to Vin into this female role Besse so I'm interested to hear how gender and sexuality. Interacting glasses life. Easier we go through what I was saying I've become a woman again. that. Yeah. I really interested to hear your thoughts on that. I, don't really nine because we have so little in gladys invoice except this. Has a lot of a lot about the stuff going on and influence why she write this article. It's hard to say how gladys feels about gender, but we will talk about Nemo. As. Gladys grew older cy when she was a teenager, her mother thought taking doctors. She doesn't explicitly tell us in Ebony article the reason for this but it's apparent that it was connected to fairly to perform femininity in the way that was expected of him. Gladys tells us she believes parents meant well botched quite what my family did not know was that. I didn't need a doctor, but love's affection and healthy interests to supplant the malignant growth festering inside of me, and she seems to argue at this point in the article that it was the original rejection by her mother that fest push towards her gender non conforming behavior and that her parents subsequent relations attempting to force her to conform to femininity. Ireland. Encourage to.
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"Drid for episode two hundred eighty six okay? I'll go back to that line. Listen to it. If you want to could you summarize all of that right now, the whole podcast, the cliffs notes to give you ten seconds. So as we talk about a little bit in that, let's talk about Butler a little bit. She is the first scifi writer to be given a MacArthur genius grant ninety ninety five and she was a fulltime author from the late seventies. Until her death at age fifty eight in two thousand six some for earliest successful novels where the pattern est series which she worked on in the late seventies through to the early mid eighties. And then a kindred with came out in nineteen seventy Seventy-nine those were like her first big things. Yes. And then in the mid eighties. She started to find big success with her short story speech. Sounds which won a Hugo were for short story. And then in nineteen eighty-five the book blood child won the Hugo award, the locus award and a bunch of others. She is noteworthy for being a black woman, which is not a not of you point that you get in a lot of sci-fi fantasy fiction. I got from. From a a summary of Don that I found on the site off the shelf. This is someone named Bianca salvant who is writing about about Butler, and she says a Butler was the first black American woman science fiction writer to achieve international claim Butler began her writing career because of a conviction to see herself in stories that weren't oppressive or harmful anything that's really that's still really resonates today especially around like Oscar season when you do you do see more representation than you used to. But especially in like black fiction. They tend to be about oppression or about struggle. And that's like the the way that that we are allowed to like praise and reward like black fiction, and there's a there's a twenty thirteen ebony article I read about this that that sums it up. Well, also worth noting that having three movies about the black experience in the Oscar race is disproportionately high themes. Fit into a very narrow box. So yeah, when we try to program for the show and be better about author representation. I think that's something. We we worry about a little bit is is to read stories that are from diverse voices without reading stories that are like exclusively about the struggles. That those. Yeah, have had in America or in the world or anywhere. Yes. This trilogy, and we'll get into how it's related to this book specifically, but she this trilogy the Zeno. Genesis trilogy also referred to as it's brewed. I think it was collected as one edition at some point. Yes. The starting in two thousand I think it started to be published like when you go to Amazon now look at the box set. It's it's known as Lula's brewed. But also, the Genesis trilogy. So I think either is fines Genesis trilogies to sound schooler. Fruit sounds like a starcraft expansion. Both accurate. I pay. So it's dawn with talking about today. Nineteen eighty-seven adulthood rites in nineteen eighty eight imago in nineteen eighty nine. And they. They are about hierarchy and the main character is a black woman. And the fact that she is a woman plays. I would say a bigger part in the specifics of the novel than that. She is a person of color, though, there is there is some racism in the book discussed with another character. And then it is still about oppression. And it is still about hierarchy. She has some she's written a lot about what she thinks hierarchy, and it is a fatal flaw of humankind. And that that is explicitly expressed in this book in that it leads to all sorts of oppression in various forms of it. I think I read a quote in our kindred episode that was from like an essay she'd written on a on a U N committee on racism talking about how hierarchy everything all the way down to like, you know, needling the kid you don't like on the playground..