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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Vicki Randle and Matt Alber are just two of more than 20 performers featured at the Luscious Queer Music Festival, first of its kind in Northern California. Headliners for the three-day festival at Saratoga Springs Retreat Center in Lake County Aug 22-24 include LGBT artists Mary Lambert, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Jon Ginoli of Pansy Division, comic Marga Gomez and women’s music pioneer Cris Williamson. Hear some of their music and details for the weekend celebration on this week’s Out in the Bay. Eric Jansen hosts, with guests Jon Ginoli, DJs Page Hodel and Justime, and event producer and performance artist Ruven Hannah. (Broadcast Aug. 7, 2014)
For Out in the Bay ticket discount, enter code: outinthebay on the Luscious Queer Music Festival site, where you can get event details and info, including artist bios and videos.