My Ms. blog post about her impact on future generations with feminist consciousness raising and the agony and ecstacy of being political
“ I directed Jane as a fundraiser event for the Santa Barbara Planned Parenthood and Pro-Choice Coalition’s Roe v Wade anniversary event. There were numerous merits to incorporating activist theatre into the event: It was an excellent way to get university students involved. By connecting the university to the event we were able to cross collaborate with the Feminist Studies Department and the Theater and Dance Department. Kamen’s multiple versions of the script as well as her “Student Organizing Guide” makes the play accessible to non-theatre practitioners. A major strength of this play is its activist potential! ”
I’m thrilled to have parts of the book excerpted regularly in the amazing and informative website, migraineagain.com. All are about things I learned the hard way, the only way I learn anything. This first excerpt is about food anxieties related to migraine meds. Read about the website founder — another Paula’s story — and her wisdom about managing chronic migraine here. The website is a great resource. I recently bought two futuristic ice packs, the Migraine Hat and the IceKap, recommended there. Ice is definitely my drug of choice.
Interviewed about basic concepts of “sexual evolution” from my 2000 book Her Way in the USA Today.
For more info on the play, its production and publication history and, a new testimonial about activist potential, go to the NPX website.
Also feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org about more info or obtaining a sample copy.
The play, based on original interviews with women who ran and used this legendary underground abortion service, is available as a full-length play and then in shorter student-adapted versions. It is available for no charge to theaters and student groups planning pro-choice fundraisers, especially for #togetherourabortion and #shoutyourabortion events. And especially for January events marking Roe v. Wade in the US and the Morgentaler decision in Canada.
Satire about Whole Foods PR troubles and my conflicting love for steak:
In May/June issue, of Joanna Kempner’s “Not Tonight: Migraine and the Politics of Gender and Health” (U of C Press). And, yes, very worth reading!