WF Podcast Six – Gabriella Alvarado Interview

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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.

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The “chapters” in this podcast are:

0:00       Introduction
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


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