Women And Words: Swearing, Politics and Literature

March 26, 2017

Women and Words

overview 18-24 March 2017

Andi and Jove confess that they swear while fangirling over KD Williamson. They then realize that they really need to take a course on British political parties. (Which may or may not include swearing, depending on how well they do on the exams.)

 

18 Mar.: Author KD Williamson joined us to talk a bit about “happily ever after” and her forthcoming release, Between the Lines.

Women and Words link HERE

KD Williamson’s website

 

20 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Carroll went to York for a conference of the Liberal Democratic party in the UK and provides a bit of an overview.

Women and Words link HERE

Stevie Carroll’s LiveJournal

 

21 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett addresses identity and her young students, and the term “butch.”

Women and Words link HERE

More about Ashley HERE

 

23 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess reminds us of the work and words of James Baldwin, and considers some of the things he might do and say in the current political climate, and what he would warn us about.

Women and Words link HERE

Renée Bess’ website

 

24 Mar.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette discusses the movie RED in Fangirl Friday. This movie includes: Two words: Helen Mirren. Three more: As an assassin.

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

On Tumblr

 

And thanks to author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler for filling in last week on the Women and Words podcast!

 

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Curves Welcome: 5 Quick Ways To Perk Your Mood

March 16, 2017

Curves Welcome 

5 Quick Ways to Perk Your Mood 

Novelist and Motivational Blogger Suzie Carr opens up and shares a vulnerable side in this podcast about lifting your mood. 

Join Suzie as she discusses these 5 tips to boosting a mood:

  • Breathing exercises to reduce stress
  • Treating Yourself 
  • Turning to mother nature for reprieve
  • Giving yourself a pep talk
  • An exercise in gratitude

 

A Note to Listeners: 

Is there a topic you’d like to hear me cover? Please email me at suzie@curveswelcome.com to let me know. I have a special treat for you if you do. Please mention Podcast Idea in your subject line. 

 

More info

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Women And Words: Weekly Roundup 18-24 Feb & The Medieval Pass

February 26, 2017

Women and Words 

Overview, 18-24 Feb. 2017 

Andi and Jove attempt to figure out what exactly a “Medieval Pass” is before they wax serious with regard to Ashley Bartlett’s blog and then Renée Bess’ blog. They’re glad that Women and Words is the kind of space contributors feel comfortable expressing thoughts on the topics both Ashley and Renée addressed this week. And then they got crazy again and rave about the movie Mad Max: Fury Road because nothing says date night like post-apocalyptic car chases across a vast wasteland. Especially with Charlize Theron driving. CHARLIZE THERON, people. She can drive us anywhere she wants! 

 

18 Feb.:  A call for submissions posted, from Sapphire Books. 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

 

20 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Stevie Caroll joined us for another cool history jaunt in the UK. 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

Stevie Carroll’s LiveJournal 

 

21 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Ashley Bartlett wrote on the violence that LGBTQ people face on a day-to-day basis and will we speak out? 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

Ashley Bartlett info 

 

23 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Renée Bess wrote a moving piece on dealing (trying to deal) with her mother’s recent death, and how she’s trying to navigate the changed circumstances in her own life. 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

Renée Bess’ website 

 

24 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette does a fangirl Friday on the movie Fury Road

 

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

Find Andi fangirling on Tumblr, too 

 

Jove brought up the LGBT+ readers’ n’ writers’ event held in Seattle every fall. It used to be Gay Romance Northwest Meetup and it has changed its name to Read with Pride Northwest. We’ll have more info as it becomes available. Also, ClexaCon is NEXT FREAKING WEEKEND and Andi is so excited she can BARELY STAND IT. 

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The Lesbian Historic Motif Project: Episode 7 - Aphra Behn

February 25, 2017

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project 

Episode 7 - Aphra Behn 

This episode is about the 17th century novelist, playwright, and spy Aphra Behn. 

In this episode we talk about 

  • Behn’s careers in espionage and literature 
  • Her bisexuality and some of the complexities of how desire between women was portrayed in the 17th century 
  • Poem: VERSES design'd by Mrs. A. Behn, to be sent to a fair Lady, that desir'd she would absent  her∣self, to cure her Love. Left unfinish'd 
  • Poem: The Dream 
  • Poem: To the Fair Clarinda Who made love to me, Imagin'd more than woman 
  • Dedicatory text to Hortense Mancini, Duchesse Mazarine 

 

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives at this website

This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here

There is an extensive and detailed biography of Aphra Behn that I haven’t yet included in the LHMP: Todd, Janet.  1996.  Secret Life of Aphra Behn.  Rutgers Univ Press, New Brunswick.  ISBN  0-8135-2455-5

If you’d like to read some historical fiction that includes an entirely imagined meeting between Aphra and Hortense Mancini, you can find it here

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to Heather Rose Jones via Email

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Badass Women Save Themselves: Top 5 TV Villains

February 15, 2017

Badass Women Save Themselves

Top 5 TV Villains

This episode Jove Belle and Blythe Rippon each give their 5 top villians on Televison .

 

You can find the Badass Women Save Themselves website here

 

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Women And Words: Astronomical Events And Collecting People

February 12, 2017

Women and Words 

Overview 5-10 February 2017 

Andi and Jove ponder astronomical events (moons, eclipses, and comets, y’all!) then fangirl over practically everybody on the blog because that’s how they roll. Also, they wonder how Fiona Zedde manages to collect all these people in the photos she posts (is there a sign-up sheet? Because they’re in). 

5 Feb.: Author and this year’s special speaker at GCLS Penny Mickelbury joined us and chatted a bit about her latest projects, and reminds us to go forward, each in our own best way. 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

Penny Mickelbury’s website 

 

6 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Lynette Mae on digging deep and not backing down. 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

Find some Lynette Mae here 

 

7 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster D Jordan Redhawk on her plans for 2017 and some of the other things she’s got on her plate and on her mind. Plus, a reminder to help each other. 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

D Jordan Redhawk’s website 

 

8 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Jove Belle with a reminder that she’s doing a reading and author stuff at an event in Portland on the 11th, the Literary Lesbian Love event, a “somewhat romantic book fair.” 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

Jove Belle’s website 

 

9 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Fiona Zedde posted from South Africa, as she is off on another of her walkabouts. Thanks, Fiona! 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

Fiona Zedde’s website 

 

10 Feb.: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette did a Fangirl Friday on the movie Haywire, starring Gina Carano, a mixed martial arts ass-kicker. 

 

Women and Words link HERE 

Andi Marquette’s website 

And find Andi fangirling on Tumblr 

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The Lesbian Historic Motif Project: Catherine Vizzani

January 28, 2017

The Lesbian Historic Motif Podcast

Episode 6 - Catherine Vizzani

This is the exciting and somewhat surprising story of an 18th century Italian woman who received a surprising level of acceptance for her sexual orientation, both from her parents and from an employer.

In this episode we talk about

  • The outline of Catherine Vizzani’s life
  • Readings from the English translation of her biography, in all their 18th century glory

 

More info

The Lesbian Historic Motif Project lives here

The full text of the 1755 English translations of Catherine Vizzani’s biography can be found here

This topic is discussed in one or more entries of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project here 

If you have questions or comments about the LHMP or these podcasts, send them to: contact@alpennia.com

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Badass Women Save Themselves: Top 5 Women On A Deserted Island

January 18, 2017

Badass Women Save Themselves

Top 5 Women On A Deserted Island

 

This episode Jove Belle and Blythe Rippon chat about their top 5 women characters to be stuck on a desserted island with.

 

You can find the Badass Women Save Themselves website here

 

 

 

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Lesbian Historic Motif Project: Laudomia Loves Margaret

December 31, 2016

Lesbian Historic Motif Project Podcast 
Episode 5 Laudomia Loves Margaret

by Heather Rose Jones


A discussion of the poetry of Laudomia Forteguerra and this historic context for her relationship with Margaret of Austria can be found in the following article.


Eisenbichler, Konrad. “Laudomia Forteguerri Loves Margaret of Austria” in Same Sex Love and Desire Among Women in the Middle Ages (ed. By Francesca Canadé Sautman & Pamela Sheingorn), Palgrave, New York, 2001.


You can find a discussion of this article as part of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project blog here


You can find Heather Rose Jones novels on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca 

 

 A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Badass Women Save Themselves: The Fall Season 3

December 15, 2016

Badass Women Save Themsleves

The Fall Season 3

In this episode of Badass Women Save Themselves, Jove and Blythe chat about The Fall.

The Fall Premise 

Emmy and Golden Globe winner Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) smolders as a British detective summoned to Belfast to solve a high-profile murder. She quickly recognizes the signs of a serial killer, but the culprit (Jamie Dornan, Once Upon a Time) has already targeted his next victim.

You can get The Fall on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

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Badass Women Save Themselves: Buffy The Vampire Slayer

December 1, 2016

Badass Women Save Themselves

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

This episode Jove Belle and Blythe Rippon chat about Buffy The Vampire Slayer and why she is one Badass woman.

You can find the Badass Women Save Themselves website here and chat to them on Facebook here 

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Lesbian Historic Motif Project: Bosom Sex

November 26, 2016

Lesbian Historic Motif Project Podcast 

Episode 4 “Bosom Sex”

by Heather Rose Jones


A discussion of the correspondence between Addie Brown and Rebecca Primus and the details of their personal histories can be found in the following article.


Hansen, Karen V. 1995. "No Kisses is Like Youres" in Gender and History vol 7, no 2: 153-182.


You can find a discussion of this article as part of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project blog here


You can find Heather Rose Jones novels on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk Amazon.ca

 

A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Women And Words: The State Of The World, Steampunk and Goats and Alpacas

November 20, 2016

Women and Words

Podcast Overview 12-18 November 2016

Wherein Jove and Andi wax philosophical about the state of the world, goats and alpacas, and steampunk.

 

12 November: Women and Wordster Erin Saluta does a Reader’s Perspective with Ann Etter. Readers talking about lesfic! Come on down!

Women and Words link HERE

 

14 November: Author and Women and Wordster Jessie Chandler brings up the safety pin campaign and hopes that everyone just remembers to share the luv.

Women and Words link HERE

Jessie Chandler’s website

 

16 November: Author and Women and Wordster Jove Belle would like all of us to share the luv and help raise money for a Women and Words donation to the organization Heifer International.

Women and Words link HERE

Jove Belle’s website

 

17 November: Author and Women and Wordster R.G. Emanuelle does some processing over the U.S. election and reminds us to persevere.

Women and Words link HERE

R.G. Emanuelle’s website

 

18 November: Author and Women and Wordster Andi Marquette does a Fangirl Friday interview with New York Times bestselling steampunk author Gail Carriger, who just released a F/F novella and we’re giving a copy away on Wednesday of next week. Hit the link to check it out.

Women and Words link HERE

Andi Marquette’s website

Jove and Andi talk about struggling in the wake of the election with writing. Andi also wanted to remind everyone out there that Women and Words does post calls for submissions on its website. CLICK HERE.

 

And also check out this call for submissions, “Women’s Words, Women’s Lives.” FAST TURNAROUND, friends. 2000 words. CLICK IT AND CHECK IT.

Also! We’ll be closing the Hootenanny sign up form next Friday. That’s our big holiday giveaway that starts Dec. 12! Authors and publishers, if you want to donate books, now’s your chance.

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Lesbian Historic Motif Project: Same-sex Marriage in Restoration England

September 24, 2016

Lesbian Historic Motif Project Podcast 

Episode 2 “Same-Sex Marriage in Restoration England”

by Heather Rose Jones

A discussion of the marriage between Amy Poulter (as James Howard) and Arabella Hunt, and of the subsequent lawsuit to dissolve the marriage, can be found in the following publication.


Crawford, Patricia & Sara Mendelson. 1995. "Sexual Identities in Early Modern England: The Marriage of Two Women in 1680" in Gender and History vol 7, no 3: 362-377.


You can find a discussion of this article as part of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project blog here


You can find Heather Rose Jones novels on Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.ca

 

 A transcript of this podcast is available here.

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Lesbian Historic Motif Project: Ordinary Women

August 27, 2016

Lesbian Historic Motif Project Podcast

Episode 1 “Ordinary Women”

by Heather Rose Jones

 

The historic records concerning Greta von Mösskirch and Jehanne and Laurence are discussed in detail in the following publications.


Benkov, Edith. “The Erased Lesbian: Sodomy and the Legal Tradition in Medieval Europe” in Same Sex Love and Desire Among Women in the Middle Ages. ed. by Francesca Canadé Sautman & Pamela Sheingorn. Palgrave, New York, 2001.


Puff, Helmut. 2000. "Female Sodomy: The Trial of Katherina Hetzeldorfer (1477)" in Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies: 30:1, 41-61.


You can find a discussion of these articles as part of the Lesbian Historic Motif Project blog here and here

 

You can also find Heather Rose Jones fantasy novels on Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk Amazon.ca

 

 A trancript of this show is available here.

 

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