I first met Alana in 2002 when we were both going through divorces. During these difficult days we supported each other, maniacally wrote about our tribulations, and attempted to make are of our lives. She quickly became involved in Mamapalooza, and I quickly became a staunch fan of hers. I’ve watched her grow and develop as an artist, and our friendship remains strong.
Alana Ruben Free and Joy Rose at Mamapalooza, NYC
Here’s a great interview with Alana Ruben Free online at Stay Thirsty Magazine:
In the nimble hands of a savvy storyteller, the deft exploration of an idea can add a powerful dimension to a literary work. In such cases, success usually depends on the delicate balance between idea and story. Too much emphasis on the idea will make the work pedantic; too little dramatic interplay among the characters will render the story lifeless. – Read more….
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Tagged Alana Ruben Free, female playwrights, Joy Rose, Mamapalooza, mother artists, Stay Thirsty, Steven Jay Griffel
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EVERY WED @ 7PM (EST) ‘Don’t Tell Me To Shut Up Radio’ at New York Talk Radio With Joy Rose
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January 13th, Wed @ 7PM and Monday, January 18th Noon (EST) Listen Live Enjoy Nicole Chaison creator of the ‘Passion Of The Hausfrau’, a roller coaster ride of zines, comedy and smarts!
Also listen to Karen Soroca, part of the dynamic songwriting duo of Soroca and Allocca with some of her personal music favorites. More… and Enjoy!
This Week WBAI
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WBAI Women’s Collective
This week –
Mother Artists, Mother Feminists, Mother Activists, Mother Academics – Who Needs ‘Em?
Why in the twenty first century do we need a ‘Motherhood Movement’ at all? Haven’t mothers done more harm than good? They’ve played with our psyches, polluted the planet and, if Sigmund Freud is to be believed, we’d be better off without all that guilt. Exactly! For centuries mothers who were artists, educators, feminists and more were an oxymoronic concept. And yet, they existed. Carving out unique spaces for themselves in an often unwelcoming professional world or worse, sometime difficult home lives where social pressure and financial hardship went hand in hand with the path less taken. Long denigrated as a viable topic for serious artistic or other practice, motherhood is gradually gaining credibility and increasing it’s visibility outside the birth room. Phyllis Chesler, Alana Ruben Free, Andrea O’Reilly and many others have paved the way to combining this life-altering role with a successful and passionate careers. Institutions, however, are slow to change. As in centuries past, motherhood can still serve as a detriment in both the art, activist and academic communities.
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