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Legendary Chicanx Feminist Theorist Cherrie Moraga joins host Eric Newman to talk about her new memoir, Native Country of the Heart, which tells the story of Cherrie’s mother, Elvira, along with reflections on Cherrie’s own life and the long history of the Mexican-American/Indigenous diaspora. Cherrie discusses how she came to write about her mother’s life and her own coming into being as a Chicanx radical feminist artist and lesbian. She ends with some somber thoughts about our dire contemporary politics balanced by where she finds hope in this context.
Also, Jacob Tobia, author of Sissy: A Coming of Gender Story, returns to recommend the super-hot, gender-shifting, pansexual Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl by Andrea Lawlor.