21 episodes

The Memoir My Dad Wouldn't Write is a Radically honest conversation between a daughter and her dad. My dad has had an incredible life as a poet, activist, professor, and cultural worker. He wouldn't write a memoir, so this series of conversations is partly that. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/treasure-shields-redmond/support

The Memoir My Dad Wouldn't Write Treasure Shields Redmond

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The Memoir My Dad Wouldn't Write is a Radically honest conversation between a daughter and her dad. My dad has had an incredible life as a poet, activist, professor, and cultural worker. He wouldn't write a memoir, so this series of conversations is partly that. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/treasure-shields-redmond/support

    What Does It Mean To come To Consciousness? Part 2

    What Does It Mean To come To Consciousness? Part 2

    After the murder of George Floyd, the world has responded in an unprecedented wave of protests. My dad has lived through several massive surges of political fervor like the current one. These “surges” are often  (but not always) accompanied by “consciousness raising.”

    What does it mean to come to consciousness? My dad and I discuss how he came to consciousness amid a time of national upheaval.

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    The Memoir My Dad Wouldn't Write is a radically honest conversation between a daughter and her dad. My dad has had an incredible life as a poet, activist, professor, and cultural worker. He wouldn't write a memoir, so this series of conversations is partly that.

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    In 2016 I took a gamble on me.

    After being signed to M.C. Hammer‘s record label, and releasing an album that DID NOT catapult me to fame and fortune, I went back to college and became a teacher.

    My first job was as a high school English teacher in Memphis, Tennessee, and talk about trial by fire! That was 1998 and since then I have worked steadily at high schools, colleges, universities and even prisons!

    But it wasn’t until 2016 that I realized that all THE OTHER gifts I share; the POETRY PERFORMANCE and READINGS, the LECTURES, TALKS, and PRESENTATIONS, the CURRICULUM WRITING, the ARTICLE WRITING, and now the RETREAT HOSTING and AIRBNB EXPERIENCE LEADING, should have a home.

    Feminine Pronoun Consultants, LLC is that home.

    Welcome. This PODCAST is just one of the ways you can plug in, collaborate, and benefit. Go here for others: www.FemininePronoun.com


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    • 30 min
    What Does it Mean To Come To Consciousness? Part 1

    What Does it Mean To Come To Consciousness? Part 1

    After the murder of George Floyd, the world has responded in an unprecedented wave of protests. My dad has lived through several massive surges of political fervor like the current one. These "surges" are often  (but not always) accompanied by "consciousness raising." 

    What does it mean to come to consciousness? My dad and I discuss how he came to consciousness amid a time of national upheaval.

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    The Memoir My Dad Wouldn't Write is a radically honest conversation between a daughter and her dad. My dad has had an incredible life as a poet, activist, professor, and cultural worker. He wouldn't write a memoir, so this series of conversations is partly that.

    In 2016 I took a gamble on me.

    After being signed to M.C. Hammer‘s record label, and releasing an album that DID NOT catapult me to fame and fortune, I went back to college and became a teacher.

    My first job was as a high school English teacher in Memphis, Tennessee, and talk about trial by fire! That was 1998 and since then I have worked steadily at high schools, colleges, universities and even prisons!

    But it wasn’t until 2016 that I realized that all THE OTHER gifts I share; the POETRY PERFORMANCE and READINGS, the LECTURES, TALKS, and PRESENTATIONS, the CURRICULUM WRITING, the ARTICLE WRITING, and now the RETREAT HOSTING and AIRBNB EXPERIENCE LEADING, should have a home.

    Feminine Pronoun Consultants, LLC is that home.

    Welcome. This PODCAST is just one of the ways you can plug in, collaborate, and benefit. Go here for others: www.FemininePronoun.com


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    • 23 min
    Love in a Time of Corona

    Love in a Time of Corona

    What comparisons can we draw between the 1960’s and now within the context of the Covid 19 pandemic? I’ve been observing social distancing from my 82 year old dad, but I was eager to talk with him about how to use history to cope with the current health crisis.

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    • 52 min
    Love in a Time of Reparations

    Love in a Time of Reparations

    What is it like to love a home it feels like the world despises? For my Dad, East St. Louis is at the end of that question. In this episode we move further up his timeline through the turbulent 1960's and into East St. Louis's slow transition from manufacturing hub to prime example of why he is so strongly pro-reparations.


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    • 47 min
    My Dad and Toni Morrison

    My Dad and Toni Morrison

    On August 5, 2019, writer, editor, and Black genius, Toni Morrison transitioned to ancestorhood. My father knew the iconic writer well. This is a special episode where he discusses Toni Morrison from his unique point of view.


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    • 47 min
    I Was a Black Journalist

    I Was a Black Journalist

    My dad has seen how stories are shaped by who writes them and who publishes them. As a journalist and expert at almost every level of the field -- typesetting, editing, reporting, column production, and sales -- his insight into how the 20th century's news industry shaped culture is fascinating!


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    • 27 min

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