An hour-long teleconference with
Robyn Henderson Espinoza
Enuma C. Okoro
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
1 pm – 2 pm EST
The book, Talking Taboo, edited by Erin Lane and Enuma Okoro, is creating lots of conversation. WATER is excited to feature two teleconferences to start 2014 by looking at the issues many people consider taboo. Join editors Erin Lane and Enuma C. Okoro, and author Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, and let’s “talk taboo.”
Robyn Henderson-Espinoza (una Tejana y queermeztiz@) is currently finishing a PhD in philosophical ethics. She identifies as a Christian Agnostic. Robyn’s research interests reside in interrogating the Mestizaje Body, particularly its materiality. Robyn uses Critical Spatiality, Queer Theories, and the Thought & Theories of Gloria Anzaldúa to conceive of a much more robust notion of bodies. Robyn’s website is www.iespinoza.com and she blogs atwww.irobyn.com.
Enuma Okoro is an award-winning writer. Raised on three continents Okoro’s diverse background is central to how she understands her work as a writer, speaker, and educator. She focuses on issues of spirituality, culture and women’s narratives, and race and identity. Her work has been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Guardian, CNN and NPR. Her website can be found at www.enumaokoro.com.
– “Naughty by Nature, Hopeful by Grace,” by Enuma C. Okoro, pp. 13-18
– “Married without Children,” by Erin Lane, pp. 27-34
– “Tattooing My Faith,” by Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, pp. 158-162
“Talking Taboo” Part Two with Grace Biskie, Gina Messina-Dysert, Tara Woodard-Lehman, and Katey Zeh will be on February 5th at 1:00PM EST.