Political Speech by Rae Theodore (Plus a FREE book!)

Women and Words

leavingnormalHappy Sunday! Today we’re joined by Rae Theodore (Middle Age Butch). She’s talking about the need for political speech, especially for writers, an important message that we should all give some thought to, now more than ever.

And, as an extra bit of awesome, Rae is giving away a copy of her book, Leaving Normal: Adventures in Gender. Winner’s choice of ebook or paperback. Drop a comment in the space below and we’ll draw the winner on Friday, February 3rd.

Good luck!


Political speech

I’m an active member of a community of writers in the Philadelphia suburbs.

A few times a year, I organize story jams on behalf of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association. Everyone who participates writes to a selected prompt and reads in front of an audience. In 2016, we played with a post-Valentine’s Day prompt of “You Give Love a Bad Name,”…

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6 responses to “Political Speech by Rae Theodore (Plus a FREE book!)

  1. Love this, Rae! Your courage inspires me to be more courageous in word and deed.

  2. WTG … I commented over there ..

    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.
    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.
    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
    Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

    Different time, same fight.

    Bravo for choosing to speak out! 😀

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