January 8 Teleconference “Talking Taboo” Part One

Talking TabooWATER’s Feminist Conversations in Religion Series Presents

“Talking Taboo”

Part One

An hour-long teleconference with

Robyn Henderson Espinoza

Erin Lane

Enuma C. Okoro

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

1 pm – 2 pm EST

     Check out the audio recording and notes here

     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.

     Erin Lane, MTS, is a communication strategist for faith-based authors and organizations. She provides marketing consultation and program development for clergy and congregational leaders in her work with the Center for Courage & Renewal. She is an active board member of the Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South. She blogs about the intersection of her faith and feminism at www.holyhellions.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.

     A recommended resource is the book Talking Taboo, in particular the following chapters:

– “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

     Email “Register Me Teleconference” to waterstaff@hers.com in order to receive dial-in information.

“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.