Supersurvivors – Growing from Adversity

SuperSurvivors

What does it take to bounce beyond trauma? David Feldman, co-author of Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success, talks with host Eric Jansen about post-traumatic growth. It’s a topic Feldman finds particularly relevant to LGBT people, as “so many of us have faced significant loss, trauma, and other adversity during our lives, yet often find ways to thrive and build community.”  We’ll also hear powerful music from young lesbian pop sensation Mary Lambert, a singer-songwriter whose lyrics often deal with trauma. Hers include being raised in a strict Pentecostal household, being molested repeatedly by her father, abusing drugs before being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and surviving a gang rape at 17. Hour-long broadcast starts 7pm Thursday, Sept. 11 on kalw.org + 91.7fm SF Bay Area. 
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Lambert performs in San Francisco’s Nourse Auditorium Saturday, Sept. 27.

Eli Conley sings “folk with a queer bite”

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Eli Conley sings of love, prisons, coal mining, religion, homophobia and leaving Virginia on his new CD At The Seams, an album he calls “modern-day folk songs for misfits.” He also describes his music as  “country-tinged folk with a queer bite.” Hear Eli’s music and hear him tell us about his life, his songwriting and how he helps other transgender singers find their voices.  (Interview broadcast live Sept. 12, 2013)

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Eli Conley performs Saturday, Sept. 28, at La Peña Cultural Center in Berkeley for his At The Seams CD release party. Show starts at 8pm.

 

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