FM Sept. 29: Get Lit! poets/Precious Star Pads /Jam on the Vine

COMING UP THIS WEEK … with hosts Lynn Harris Ballen & Karina Elias
: First, we hear all about Get Lit! The LA based non-profit that combines teen voices with the power of poetry – both classic poetry and slam style spoken word. With programs including afterschool drop-in classes, the Get Lit Players, the Words Ignite school curriculum and more … the organization reaches at-risk teens, stems dropout rates, and is sparking literacy among youth in LA – revolutionizing their educations from the inside.
… We’re joined by Veronika Shulman along with young poets Jessica Romoff and Mila Cuda, bringing their own writing & performance to us … live in studio!

THEN … Karina talks with 18 year old Bree Farmer about the benefits of alternative menstrual products and how to approach the subject of periods. We’ll be discussing her hit Youtube channel and self-run business, Precious Stars Pads.  And we’re exploring the growing popularity of reusable menstrual products,  health & environmental impacts, and how they can be used to help people around the world.

PLUS … Lynn interviews LaShonda Katrice Barnett – the author of the debut novel “Jam on the Vine” – telling the story of the life of a trailblazing African American woman journalist in the 1920s. It’s a lushly written and powerful coming-of-age novel, that takes readers from Jim Crow Texas to Kansas City. The book is also inspired by black pioneering journalists like Ida B. Wells and LA’s own Charlotta Bass, is a beautiful portrait of a lesbian partnership, and a deep reminder of the critically important role played by the African-American press in community.
HEAR all this and more, on Tuesday at 3 – THIS is what Feminism Sounds Like!

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