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The Interdisciplinary Work of Lyss Warmland.

August 3 LIVE on Northumberland 89.7 FM Small Town Radio!
LISTEN HERE for the podcast version. 

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Hear my chat with the incredible Kim Doolittle!!

We chat about :
– Writing and performing music
– Her newest album “Into the Blue
– Being a long-term pillar of the music community for 40+ years
– Being a chick singer
– The housing crisis in Northumberland County

AND!!!! She played a song live on air!!!

Featured Tunes:

Jimmy Bowskill and Carlos Del Junco
Abby Zotz
Al Kirby and Jim Yates.

 

 

I was laying in the grass
and I saw one single bird
fly across my line of sight
wings outstretched
sunlight glaring off it’s feathers
which were black
like my hair
spread around me like a halo
weaving through blades of grass
while the bird weaved
through the tree line
shrieking at the barn cat
things were simple.

Once,
I felt part
of something
but
I didn’t feel
part of myself
just part of
outside of me
body lost below me
untouchable
except to anyone else
no room
left for me.

So I’ll just be grateful for birds (for now)
ones with wings that blend
into the night sky
of the new moon
ones that exist
simultaneously with the clouds
the trees even
the lake
when they need/want it,

something like
the opposite of dissociating
something like
the opposite of this
jaw-clenching reality
this existence I’ve tried
to  opt out of
until now.

Check out my conversation with Jeannette Breward and Elle Warren!

We have a very honest conversation about emotional labour and feminized labour in our lives from where we stand. Topics include:
– who makes dinner?
– unpaid work with no breaks
– breastfeeding
– “double shifts”
– disability and emotional labour
and more!

Jeannette Links:
Previous episode
Facebook
Website
IG

Elle Links:
Previous episode
Facebook
Personal IG
Bon Bon Fashion IG

Check out my conversation with Jeannette Breward and Elle Warren!



We talk about what women empowerment means to us and whether each of the following topics are empowering to women:
– Sex work and porn
– Women only space
– Moms who work out of the house and mom’s who work in the home
– Cosmetic surgery

Jeannette Links:
Previous episode
Facebook
Website
IG

Elle Links:
Previous episode
Facebook
Personal IG
Bon Bon Fashion IG

Check out my conversation with Jessica Outram!


We talk about:
– Writing poetry, plays, and more
– The idea of “home” and “place”
– Being Cobourg’s Poet Laureate
– Poetry Present (submit your poem here!)
– How writing keeps Jessica well
and more!

Featured Tunes by:
Cadence Weapon
Hayden
Sarah Harmer
Lauryn Hill

Check out my conversation with Ashley Bouman!

We talk about:
– her professional journey
– her community activism
Cobourg Queer Collective
Northumberland Queeries and grassroots, queer, feminist journalism
– intersectional feminism and queerness
– defunding the police and how they should be involved in Cobourg Pride

and more!

Featured Tunes:
Boyfriend by Tegan and Sara
I’m a Transvest-lite by NOFX
Community by Bad Cop / Bad Cop
Sing with Me by Bad Cop / Bad Cop

Check out my interview with Jacqueline Pennington!

https://northumberland897.ca/nothing-exists/2020/6/19/the-nothing-exists-radio-hour-s3e18-jacqueline-pennington-raising-a-transgender-child

We talk about:
– Her experience with learning her son’s true gender
– Expectations we have about our child’s gender starting in pregnancy
– What transitioning can look like with children
– Political misconceptions and barriers within our local healthcare community regarding transgender children
– Navigating consent and advocacy work with her son
and tons more.

Featured Tunes:
Paper Thin by RVIVR
Pretty Girls (The Mover) by Against Me!
We Belong by The Hextalls
Freedom by Beyonce ft. Kendrick Lamar

In this episode, I share some poetry, quotes, an essay, and a playlist of material created by Black artists.
https://northumberland897.ca/nothing-exists/2020/6/15/the-nothing-exists-radio-hour-s3e17-amplifying-black-voices

Hundreds attend Black Lives Matter march in Cobourg | Watch News ...



The Nothing Exists Radio Hour stands with Black Lives Matter. These are some resources to assist in learning more about actively practicing anti-racism in our lives.

Somewhere to Start

Guide to Allyship
https://guidetoallyship.com/

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
https://www.racialequitytools.org/resourcefiles/mcintosh.pdf

“Dear White People, This Is What we Want You To Do”
https://insidethekandidish.wordpress.com/2020/05/30/dear-white-people-this-is-what-we-want-you-to-do/?fbclid=IwAR2hDzM1jRE2bQDgF4LNWfJQftxywBSycH3gJ43bkTQ1vC2CTamKchq4764

“Showing Up For Racial Justice: Five Ways White people Can Take Action in Response to White and State-Sanctioned Violence”
https://medium.com/@surj_action/5-ways-white-people-can-take-action-in-response-to-white-and-state-sanctioned-violence-2bb907ba5277

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice
https://medium.com/equality-includes-you/what-white-people-can-do-for-racial-justice-f2d18b0e0234

Information for Parents

George Floyd’s mother was not there, but he used her as a sacred invocation” An essay by Lonnae O’Neal
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/05/george-floyds-mother-not-there-he-used-her-as-sacred-invocation/?fbclid=IwAR1QwvwtWe-JfD_Jea-eV1Fk1pUCLmq49f6V023YRM92-y_PYYLeQBk1TAs

The Black Mamas Matter Alliance
https://blackmamasmatter.org/

30 Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids about Racism
https://www.todaysparent.com/family/books/kids-books-that-talk-about-racism/?fbclid=IwAR3zCe3-Kt2Ayz9wf4iWuIKLrrBwsnXPOEQ1mrAp3IjGs9DphBwHHLQ9-t4#gallery/books-that-talk-about-racism/slide-1

Where to Find Diverse Kids Books
https://www.embracerace.org/resources/where-to-find-diverse-childrens-books
Your Kids Aren’t Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup
https://www.prettygooddesign.org/blog/Blog%20Post%20Title%20One-5new4


Information for Theatre People

“We See You, White American Theatre”
https://www.weseeyouwat.com/

Off-Broadway’s Response to Black Lives Matter
https://www.playbill.com/article/how-have-off-broadway-theatre-companies-responded-to-black-lives-matter?fbclid=IwAR2B_68JXoYOQNq3vbLxgYCTONmXk-Xz2xAaSfksy45e1CqfLASxi9bF348


Information for Cannabis Users

Race and Drug War
https://www.drugpolicy.org/issues/race-and-drug-war

“Here’s How to Start Fixing Racism in Cannabis Dispensaries”
https://www.leafly.ca/news/industry/heres-how-to-start-fixing-racism-in-cannabis-dispensaries


Information for Community-Builders

Racial Equity Tools: Community Builders (Resource list)
https://www.racialequitytools.org/act/strategies/community-building

Anti-Racism and Anti-Discrimination for Municipalities: Introductory Manual
http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/book/export/html/2495

Anti-Racist Organizational Change: Resources and Tools for Nonprofits
https://coco-net.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Anti-Racist-Organizational-Change-Resources-Tools-for-Nonprofits.pdf

“Defunding the Police Will Save Black and Indigenous Lives in Canada” by Sandy Hudson (Co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto)
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/defund-police-canada-black-indigenous-lives_ca_5ed65eb2c5b6ccd7c56bdf7d?fbclid=IwAR2AWe3BPOEIPdHDKvFN7Hino_38SH7sp54fqUYAUNJ3YUubWhjHfn4kj24&guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9sLmZhY2Vib29rLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAGpVKJDTmAiin1B0xuk8zTYg0VgFlsESr7jfjLNsaWW5bP67Dunn97ZAD3rHaK6cm0eEK4IA7j00MEkde84j0E23kX5fBqXA9PDPyuci7RTb-dKlbgVZMbjQKmBk_5a1vUOJdGZt_mXZG9ErGsqVBDBciyWxgDyqE0sip2E_eUCR

This episode contains material from:
Mary Helen Kennerly
https://www.creativenonfiction.org/authors/mary-helen-kennerly

Audre Lorde
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/audre-lorde

Angela Y. Davis
https://guides.library.cornell.edu/davis/publications

Rachel Cargle
https://www.rachelcargle.com/

bell hooks
http://www.bellhooksinstitute.com/

Sandy Huffman
https://blacklivesmatter.ca/

A.B. Cofer
https://www.instagram.com/a.b.cofer/?hl=en

Music By:
Beyonce
Shad
Alicia Keys
Lauryn Hill
Bad Brains
Ray Charles
J Cole
Bloc Party
Lizzo


Big thanks and much love to Elyse, Julien, and Maya Comire for their beautiful voices!





Check out my conversation with Trev Jones!
https://northumberland897.ca/nothing-exists/2020/6/11/the-nothing-exists-radio-hour-s3e16-trev-jones-cannabis-and-rso



We talk about:
– How Trev got into cannabis and how it benefits him
– His journey in the cannabis industry
– Some of Trev’s opinions on legalization and the way “legal” cannabis looks so far
– Rick Simpson Oil aka RSO aka Phoenix Tears
– Trev’s new Facebook Live show on Kelly’s Green Lounge
– The intersection between Buddhism and cannabis in Trev’s life

Features Tunes:
Purple Haze by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Hollow Sounds by Dan Andriano in the Emergency Room
What it Takes by Choclaire and Jully Black
Three Little Birds by Bob Marley and The Wailers

Check out my conversation with Kirsten Betteridge and Courtney Boyce!

Baby Warmland
Photo by Jeanneatte Breward.

We talk all about our postpartum experiences during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Featured Tunes:
End of the World by Great Big Sea
Across the Night by Silverchair (Rockabye Baby version)