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Revolutionary Mothering

Taking a look at the best of the Laura Flanders Show 2016 coverage, we bring back this interview, guest hosted by Alexis Pauline Gumbs with a panel of guests including China Martens, Mai’a Williams, Victoria Law, and Cynthia Dewi Oka, who explore revolutionary mothering. As we turn towards celebrating the holiday with our loved ones and taking a break from what has been a truly difficult year, it’s important to consider the radical potential of the relationships we will be celebrating during the season. Originally aired on Mother’s Day 2016, this episode looks at what it means to love radically and with the spirit of revolution with our guests, all of whom are poets, protestors, and protectors.

Alexis Pauline Gumbs, self-described Queer Black troublemaker and Black feminist love evangelist, is the author of Spill: Fugitive Scenes, coming later this year from Duke University press.

China Martens is the author of The Future Generation: The Zine-book for Subculture Parents, Kids, Friends and Others, and co-editor of Don’t Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways to Support Families in Social Justice Movements and Communities.

Mai’a Williams is a former journalist for teleSUR English and author of two books of poetry: No God but Ghosts & Monsters and Other Silent Creatures.

Victoria Law is a freelance writer and editor and the author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women.

Cynthia Dewi Oka works at Grassroots Global Justice Alliance and her book of poems, Nomad of Salt and Hard Water, was a 2015 Pushcart Prize Nominee.

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