QueerWOC
QueerWOC
Mar 10, 2022
Ep 111: #FreeBrittneyGriner
Play • 1 hr 25 min
Money is back this week talking a tea to help calm your nerves, which was much needed after hearing that WNBA star (and lesbian heartthrob) and 2x Olympic Gold Medalist Brittney Griner has been detained in Russia for over 3 weeks. I talk my understandings of what's going on, what scares me about the timing of her detainment, and hopes for her safe return home (timestamp in the description for this discussion). Gloria Anzaldua is QueerWOC of the week this week and her words were a much needed and timely reminder of what we face as QWOC.

#FreeBG  #FreeBrittney  #FreeBrittneyGriner

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QueerWOC of the Week 00:05:13
Theorist, Writer and Chicana lesbian feminist
Gloria E. Anzaldúa Her book Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (1987) and her essay “La Prieta” are considered groundbreaking works in cultural, feminist, and queer theories. With Cherríe Moraga, Anzaldúa co-edited the landmark anthology This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (1981).

lit review episode here:
https://soundcloud.com/thelitreviewchi/episode-53-borderlands-with-trina-reyolds-tyler
Book here:
Teaching Gloria E. Anzaldúa: Pedagogy and Practice for Our Classrooms and Communities
Margaret Cantú-Sánchez (Editor), Candace de León-Zepeda (Editor), Norma Elia Cantú

Mental Moment with Money 00:24:33
Dandelion Root Tea
Use to treat skin problems and digestion issues dates back to 16th century, but it is becoming increasingly popular now as a coffee substitute
New Research shows dandelion root might be a natural Wellbutrin!
Gao, C., Kong, S., Guo, B., Liang, X., Duan, H., & Li, D. (2019). Antidepressive Effects of Taraxacum Officinale in a Mouse Model of Depression Are Due to Inhibition of Corticosterone Levels and Modulation of Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Phosphatase-1 (Mkp-1) and Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (Bdnf) Expression. Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research, 25, 389–394. https://doi.org/10.12659/MSM.912922
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6340315/

Topic 00:38:38
#FreeBrittneyGriner
Why isnt this story bigger? Brittney as a worker, but the WNBA is silent! WFT is happening in Russia?!? Listen to “The Dig” Russia Invades and “Red Nation Podcast” No War no NATO in Ukraine episodes

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2022/03/why-isnt-brittney-griner-the-biggest-sports-story.html
https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/10/world/brittney-griner-arrest-russia-thursday/index.html

To better understand what's happening in Russia: The Red Nation Pod
https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/show/therednation/id/22352348

The Dig Pod: https://www.thedigradio.com/podcast-episodes/

Curved Chronicles 01:11:40
That time i curved myself - park date

Community Contributors Now Credits
This episode of QueerWOC the podcast was made possible thanks to the monetary contributions of  Luna and Marina, who became new patrons and Tiff V.  who upped their pledge

This episode was also made possible by the listeners in Franklin, NC; North Adams, MA; and Humble, TX
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