Here’s the piece you’ve been waiting for on non-normative gender parenting!
This is kinda late for me to be posting this but…TONIGHT I’m on a panel with Phoebe Gloeckner and Nicole Georges at Northeastern Illinois University, moderated by real-deal, I’m-not-making-this-up, Professional Comics Scholar, Professor Hillary Chute! This should be a great big wide-open vat of a talk. Thrills ‘n spills with nibbage to spare! Open, as it should be, to the comics-concerned public.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 6-8 p.m.
3701 W Bryn Mawr Ave
Chicago, IL 60646
Free, No Tickets Required
Complimentary parking in Lot F or Levels 4 & 5 of the parking garage
Last month, I met with Hillary Frank of WNYC’s The Longest Shortest Time and we talked of things pregnant and butch. http://longestshortesttime.com/2014/10/15/podcast-41-how-to-be-a-pregnant-butch/
The Longest Shortest Time is a WNYC podcast for all of you hollow-eyed ghouls who find yourselves up in the middle of the night (not by choice). I heard of it because, after my book came out with its Spiritual Midwifery-bashing chapter, a friend asked me if I’d heard Hillary Frank’s podcast about Ina May Gaskin. I hadn’t. I looked it up and was astonished. Hillary had the chutzpah and decency to actually call up Ina May Gaskin and challenge the legendary midwife-author about her promise of “ecstatic childbirth” in S.M., among other things. Of course, I had my own different bone to pick with Ina May, but I took the sneaky bomb-throwing, comic-drawing route instead. #whyimnotajournalist http://longestshortesttime.com/2014/04/16/podcast-28-the-missing-chapter-to-ina-mays-guide/
Windy City Times‘s Vern Hester came to my May 1 Artist’s Talk at the University of Chicago…but Vern left out his own brilliant after-the-talk suggestion that I send a copy of Pregnant Butch to Paul “Yer Havin’ My Babeh” Anka.
Oldest living rookie tells all…in 10 words or less.