Womens Magazine

Womens Magazine – June 6, 2016 – The Art of the Outsider

Echo Brown discusses her long-running one-woman show, Black Virgins Are Not for Hipsters, playing at the Marsh Berkeley through June 18.  Humor shot through with some very serious moments, Brown’s autobiographical show looks at the intersections of racism, colorism, sexism, poverty, dating and the Ivy League.  Oh, and hipsterism, of course.

Also on this show, Lisa Dettmer talks with Virgie Tovar, Managing Director of Radar Productions, which is heir to Sister Spit, a weekly, girls-only open mic that was an alternative to the misogyny-soaked poetry open mics of the 1990s.   Radar celebrates its 13th birthday on June 8 with a star-studded Radar Superstar literary event at the San Francisco Main Library, followed by The Witching Hour: an Intimate Benefit at the Luggage Store gallery.

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