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playlist Womyn Making Waves 2014 June 29 host barb/kitten

Talis Kimberley / XLibris / Pandora Celtica / 2013 / Pandora Celtica
Celia / Everyday Goddess / Pandora Celtica (v/a) / 2013 / Pandora Celtica
Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy / Walk Away Renee / Adieu False Heart / 2006 / Vanguard
Blondie / In the Sun / Blondie / 1976 / Chrysalis
Sara Bareilles / I Wanna Be Like Me / The Blessed Unrest / 2013 / Epic
Anne Hills / My Daughter and Vincent Van Gogh / Points of View / 2009 / Appleseed Records
Sister Speak / Mountain Song / Rise Up for Love / 2014 / Sister Speak
Diamanda Galas / Gloomy Sunday / Malediction and Prayer / 1988 / Mute Records
Marian Anderson / Tracy’s Tune (Instrumental) / Nightlight Daylight / 2014 / Heartstrings Attached Music
Carla Hassett / Love Is Everything / Quero Saber / 2006 / CD Baby
Bat for Lashes / Travelling Woman / two suns / 2009 / Astralwerks
Martina McBride / Come See About Me / Everlasting / 2014 / Vinyl/Kobalt
Kathy Kallick / Cut to the Chase / Cut to the Chase / 2014 / Live Oak Records
Joan Osborne / Up All Night / Love and Hate / 2014 / Womanly Hips Records & Entertainment One
Heather Bishop / Did Jesus Have a Baby Sister / Old New Borrowed Blue / 1994 / Mother of Pearl
Janis Ian / From Me to You / Strictly Solo / 2014 / Rude Girl
Barbara Kooyman / Welcometo the Human Race / Undercover; The Songs Of Timbuk 3 / 2005 / Sparrows Wheel
Glee Cast / I Am Changing / Glee the Music: Celebrating 100 Shows / 2014 / 20th Century Fox
Carrie Newcomer / The Work of Out Hands / A Permeable Life / 2014 / Available Light Records
Rebecca Pronsky / Better That Way / Only Daughter / 2013 / Nine Mile Records
Betty Soo / Revival / Little Tiny Secrets / 2007 / Sweet Papaya Music
Caitlin Mahoney / Wrong / West for a While / 2013 / Warehouse 507
Connie Kaldor / That’s What Mother’s Do / Sky With Nothing to Get In the Way / 2005 / Word of Mouth Music
Rene Marie / Thanks, But I Don’t Dance / Black Lace Freudian Slip / 2011 / Motéma
Rene Marie / Serenity Prayer / Black Lace Freudian Slip / 2011 / Motéma
Victoria Williams / Crazy Mary (Live) / Women Live From Mountain Stage / 1996 / Blue Plate Records
Anne Weiss / Come On In My Kitchen (Robert Johnson) / Anne Weiss 08 Concrete World and The Lover’s Dream (Demo) / 2008 / Potter Street Records
Anni Piper / Amazon / Chasin’ Tail / 2010 / Blues Leaf Records
Annie Gallup / 3rd Person / Half of My Crime / 2006 / Waterbug
Annie Humphrey / Nightmares and the American Dream / Edge of America / 2003 / Makoche
Annie Wenz / Play Ball / Ride The Sky / 2010 / Island Gypsy
Annie Wenz (featuring Barbara Kessler & Pat Wictor) / Lonely Road Dog Meets Wandering / Ride the Sky / 2010 / Island Gypsy
Antje Duvekot / The Bridge / The Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer / 2009 / Black Wolf Records
Audrey Auld / Petals (for Jon Dee) / Come Find Me / 2011 / Reckless
Audrey Auld Mezera / The Butterfly Effect / Music With the Dirt Left On / 2008 / Reckless Records
The Bangles / Lay Yourself Down / Sweetheart of the Sun / 2011 / Model Music Group
Tracy Chapman / For My Lover / Tracy Chapman / 1988 / Elektra/WEA

Gotta Share

I’ve been neglecting this blog lately…including playlists and a big farewell to my co-host Birdie (she is enjoying Real Life(tm) and has gone on hiatus from Womyn Making Waves) but I ran across this and had to share…

Go Flo!!!

Client: Hello Flo
CEO, Founder: Naama Bloom
Written and Directed by Jamie McCelland and Pete Marquis
Production Company: Hayden 5
Producer: Todd Wiseman Jr
Executive Producers: Milos S. Silber
Director of Photography: Josh Fisher
Production Designer: Ally Nesmith
UMP: Dale Arroyo
Casting: Wulf Casting
Editing Company: Beast Editorial
Editor: Karen Kourtessis
Post Producer: Valerie Iorio
Finishing Company: Company 3
Colorist: Rob Sciarratta
Commercial DI Producer: Katie Andrews
Music Company: Found Objects
Composer: Jay Wadley
Producer: Abby Bernstein
Audio Post Production: Hobo Audio
Sound Mixer: Chris Stangroom
Executive Producer: Howard Bowler

June is National Lesbian and Gay Pride Month (via NWHP)

June is Lesbian and Gay Pride Month
Gay pride or LGBT pride refers to a world wide movement and philosophy asserting that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals should be proud of their sexual orientation and gender identity. Gay pride advocates work for equal “rights and benefits” for LGBT people.

The movement has three main premises: that people should be proud of their sexual orientation and gender identity, that sexual diversity is a gift, and that sexual orientation and gender identity are inherent and cannot be intentionally altered.

In June of 2000, Bill Clinton deemed the month of June, “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month.” The month was chosen to remember a riot in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan that is thought to be the beginning of the gay liberation movement in the United States.

June is now the month of acceptance and the month to welcome diversity in communities regardless of sexual orientation. Gay and lesbian groups celebrate this special time with pride parades, picnics, parties, memorials for those lost from HIV and AIDS, and other group gathering events that attract thousands upon thousands of individuals. This month is meant to recognize the impact Gay, Lesbian and Transgender individuals have had on the world.

The Invisibility of Lesbians in American History

To Believe in Women, by Lillian Faderman, is a landmark book about lesbian history in the late nineteenth and twentieth century. Unfortunately it is no longer available from our distributors, but it is offered through Amazon.

To address the issue of the invisibility of lesbians in history books, we quote an excerpt fromLiving with History/Making Social Change, by Gerda Lerner, historian, author, and pioneer in the field of women’s history:

Researchers in women’s history often have to depend on autobiographical writing – diaries, letters, memoirs, and fiction – to piece together the life stories of women of the past. . . Self-descriptive narratives of women abound in omission and disguises. . . .A subset of autobiographies and biographies concerns women who had special friendships with other women prior to the period when lesbian relationships were defined. Carroll Smith-Rosenberg’s essay, “The Female World of Love and Ritual: Relations between Women in Nineteenth Century America,” had long defined the discourse and also limited it (footnote omitted). Smith-Rosenberg had argued that single- sex friendships among women were accepted by society in the nineteenth century and were not considered marks of deviance. Were modern historians justified in defining such friendships as lesbian relationships? Were they reading modern interpretations into the past record? The subject was mostly discussed and written about by lesbian historians, while heterosexual historians, coming upon ample evidence of such special friendships, gingerly danced around them. Among the many prominent nineteenth-women who had lifelong stable relationships with other women, which involved shared home-making, shared finances, and often shared organizational responsibilities, were Jane Addams, Frances Willard, and M. Carey Thomas. What kind of “evidence” did one need to define the relationship as lesbian? Were such relationships lesbian if one could not prove sexual aspects? Heterosexual authors often chose to ignore such relationships or to refer to them simply as “friendships,” allowing the reader to draw her/his own conclusions.

I urged historians to report honestly on what their sources told them about these relationships, without necessarily being able to report on how the participants or their contemporaries defined such relationships.

From Living with History/Making Social Change, by Gerda Lerner (2009) (pages 14-15). Available in our Web Store http://shop.nwhp.org/living-with-historymaking-social-change-p5181.aspx (establish link)

June Women’s History, Highlights and Birthdays

June Women’s History Highlights and Birthday

June Highlights in US Women’s History
June 1, 1993 – Connie Chung becomes the second woman to co-anchor the evening news, 17 years after Barbara Walters became the first in 1976
June 9, 1949 – Georgia Neese Clark confirmed as the first woman treasurer of the United States
June 10, 1963 – Equal Pay Act enacted: “To prohibit discrimination on account of sex in the payment of wages by employers engaged in commerce or in the production of goods for commerce.” (PL 88-38)
June 11, 1913 – Women in Illinois celebrate passage of a state woman suffrage bill allowing women to vote in presidential elections
June 17, 1873 – Susan B. Anthony’s trial starts for illegally voting in Rochester, New York on November 5, 1872
June 20, 1921 – Alice Robertson ((R-Oklahoma) becomes the first woman to chair the House of Representatives
June 21, 1997 – The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) plays its first game
June 23, 1972 – Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is signed by President Nixon, one of the most important legislation initiatives passed for women and girls since women won the vote in 1920. This legislation guarantees equal access and equal opportunity for females and males in almost all aspects of our educational systems
June 25, 1903 – Madame Marie Curie announces her discovery of radium

June Birthdays
June 2, 1907 (1998) – Dorothy West, writer, novelist during the Harlem Renaissance
June 3, 1924 (1991) – Colleen Dewhurst, actress, winner of 4 Emmy Awards, 2 Tony Awards, 2 Obie Awards, and 2 Gemini awards
June 3, 1916 (1995) – Gloria Martin, socialist, feminist organizer who began Shakespeare & Martin Booksellers
June 3, 1919 (1989) – Elizabeth Koontz, first African-American president of the National Education Association
June 7, 1910 (1990) – Marion Wolcott, documentary photographer during the Great Depression
June 7, 1909 (1994) – Jessica Tandy, award-winning actress, from “A Streetcar Named Desire” (play, 1948) to “Driving Miss Daisy” (film, 1989)
June 7, 1917 (2000) – Gwendolyn Brooks, poet, first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1950)
June 8, 1900 (1981) – Estelle Griswold, birth control advocate and pioneer, defendant in the Supreme Court case “Griswold v. Connecticut” which legalized contraception for married couples in 1965
June 8, 1903 (1996) – Jessie Bernard, feminist critic and author
June 9, 1896 (1994) – Catherine Shouse, philanthropist and political activist, benefactor of the Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts
June 9, 1921 (1993) – Phyllis Wallace, economist, first African-American woman full professor at the Sloan School of Management at MIT, pioneer in the study of sex and race discrimination in the workplace
June 12, 1892 (1982)- Djuna Barnes, artist and journalist, author of “Nightwood”
June 12, 1899 (1994) – Anni Albers, textile artist and printmaker, had the first textile art show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1949
June 14, 1811 (1896) – Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin
June 14, 1952 – Pat Summitt, former coach of Tennessee’s Women’s Basketball team, scored the most wins in NCAA history for both men’s and women’s teams
June 15, 1901 (1993) – Ruth Cowan, journalist, one of the first women military correspondents, president of the Women’s National Press Club
June 15, 1916 (1989) – Olga Erteszek, Polish immigrant, established the Olga Company in 1960, maker of women’s undergarments, one of the first companies to offer employee profit sharing
June 15, 1920 (1994) – Amy Clampitt, poet and author, her first poem was published when she was 58 years old
June 16, 1892 (1972) – Jennie Grossinger, highly successful hotel proprietor, managed Grossinger’s in the Catskills, the first resort to use artificial snow (1952)
June 16, 1895 (1990) – India Edwards, political activist in the Democratic Party, served as Vice Chairman of the DNC from 1950 to 1956
June 16, 1902 (1992) – Barbara McClintock, biologist, awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1983
June 16, 1915 (1990) – Lucy Davidowicz, Polish refugee, one of the foremost historians of the June 17, 1865 (1915) – Susan La Flesche Picotte, first Native American physician (1889)
June 17, 1908 (1989) -Trude Weiss-Rosmarin, editor, writer, co-founder of the School of the Jewish Woman (1933), publisher of the “Jewish Spectator” (1936)
June 18, 1913 (1991) – Sylvia Porter, finance columnist and author
June 19, 1888 (1984) – Hilda Worthington Smith, labor educator and social worker, first Director of the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers in Industry (1921)
June 20, 1905 (1984) – Lillian Hellman, playwright, credits include “The Children’s Hour”(1934), “The Little Foxes” (1939) and “Toys in the Attic” (1960); blacklisted by the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1952
June 21, 1912 (1989) – Mary McCarthy, author and critic, her novel “The Group” remained on the New York Times Best Seller list for almost two years
June 22, 1906 (1993) – Anne Morrow Lindbergh, June 22, 1909 (2006) – Katherine Dunham, dancer and choreographer, combined African movement and classical ballet
June 22, 1929 (1990) – Rose Kushner, journalist, challenged the practice of radical mastectomy in the 1970s
June 23, 1905 (1983) – Mary Livingstone, radio comedian, Jack Benny’s wife (1927) and showbiz partner (1932-1958)
June 23, 1921 (2010) – Jeanne M. Holm, first Air Force Major General (1973)
June 23, 1940 (1994) – Wilma Rudolph, athlete, first woman runner to win 3 gold medals in a single Olympics
June 24, 1893 (1983) – Suzanne LaFollette, journalist, author, and editor, radical libertarian feminist, served as managing editor of William F. Buckley, Jr.’s the “National Review,” 1955-1959
June 26, 1902 (1989) – Antonia Brico, conductor, June 26, 1911 (1956) – Mildred “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias, athlete, outstanding in basketball, track, swimming, golf, and billiards
June 26, 1922 (1982) – Carolyn Sherif, social psychologist, pioneer researcher in group psychology, self-system, and gender identity
June 27, 1880 (1968) – Helen Keller, advocate for the disabled, writer and lecturer
June 28, 1946 (1989) – Gilda Radner, comedian, and original cast member of “Saturday Night Life”
June 29, 1897 (1992) -Kazue Togasaki, physician who pioneered a place in medicine for women of Japanese ancestry and was one of the few physicians allowed to practice medicine in the Japanese Interment Camps during World War II
June 29, 1900 (1997) – Margaret Grierson, archivist, professor, founder and first director of the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College which she molded into a women’s history archive
June 30, 1883 (1970) – Dorothy Tilly, civil rights reformer, devoted her life to reforming southern race relations
June 30, 1899 (2001) – Margaret Byrd Rawson, educator and researcher, identified and treated reading disorders including dyslexia
June 30, 1903 (1999) – Glenna Collett Vare, first U.S. Women’s Golf Champion (1922)
June 30, 1917 (2010) – Lena Horne, singer, first African American woman to sign long-term Hollywood contract, fought for contracts guaranteeing African Americans could attend her shows

June is Lesbian and Gay Pride Month