Episode 6 of our Western Friend Podcast presents an interview of Gabriela Portillo Alvarado, conducted by Soul Force Ones in front of a "live studio audience, on December 14, 2022. Alvarado discusses her work as an anthropologist, as a spiritual being, and as a poet.
Or first try listening to the "sound bite" below.
The “chapters” in this podcast are:
2:52 Gabriela's story as a young, Latinx Quaker
5:50 On their research and integration of Quaker faith
8:39 On discomfort and the responses to their keynote
12:12 On death and ongoing exploitation
20:50 On intergenerational trauma
23:08 On their relationship with the those they work with in the collection
26:56 On (not) finding balance between academic work and creative work
29:11 On the experience and process of writing in multiple languages
32:30 Relationship between death and poetry? Editing!
33:36 NEW POEM!
39:54 Respecting cultural and sacred items
41:23 On using poetry to present new perspectives
44:48 Q and A
1:07:42 The Remix with the Soul Force Ones