plainstate: The Podcast

Episode 4. Woman Forever

October 27, 2019

In this episode, three women of color—Linda Garcia Merchant, Jamaica Baldwin, and Claire Jimenez—share creative work and offer context for that work before engaging in a frank conversation about being both transplants to Nebraska and graduate students. For this episode, Linda Garcia Merchant also served as a producer. The complete title of this episode is taken from the prologue to Audre Lorde’s Zami: A New Spelling of My Name: “Woman forever. My body, a living representation of other life older longer wiser. The mountains and valleys, trees, rocks. Sand and flowers and water and stone. Made in earth.”

Music on this Episode by Shadows on a River

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