Womens Magazine

Womens Magazine – July 11, 2016

Robin Bradford discusses her play, Low Hanging Fruit, about four women veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, who are living in a homeless encampment on LA’s Skid Row. It’s playing now through July 30 at Z Below in San Francisco. Production company 3Girls Theatre is partnering with North Beach Citizens, Compass Family Services, San Francisco Suicide Prevention and SF Coalition on Homelessness. Each Thursday night, 3GT will sponsor a community night at the theater before the show and host a discussion with these local organizations about their work and the issues facing homeless women and veterans.

We also speak with Leah Lax, author of the memoir Uncovered: How I left Hasidic life and finally came home. Lax’s memoir of her life as a closeted lesbian, wife, and mother of seven among the ultra-Orthodox Lubavitcher Hasidim, has resonated with people from every religious tradition, and and helped to start a secret network for queer Hasidim. She’s currently collaborating on an opera based on the memoir, which was selected by both Redbook and Good Housekeeping magazines as one of the 2015 Best Books by Women. Lax will be reading from Uncovered this Wednesday, July 13 at Book Passage in the San Francisco Ferry Building.

Plus the Women’s Calendar and a short report on the fallout from Black Lives Matter Toronto’s disruption of the Pride march there.

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