In episode 8, Raechel and Melody reflect on the death (and life) of Prince and what it means to collectively grieve (and celebrate) a star with whom so many people have a connection. What does it mean to lose someone we didn’t know personally, but who touched our lives, as a musician ,a humanitarian, and a sex & gender icon? How does a celebrity death unite people? How does public memorializing alter the boundaries of public and private space?
We reflect on all this, PLUS: our respective schools’ spring plays, and what we’re listening to/reading/watching!
Cauterucci, “How Prince Led the Way to Our Gender Fluid Future”
Heavy Table, “What’s in Prince’s Fridge?”
Vancleave, “At KMOJ radio: It’s OK to cry”
Robin DG Kelley, Yo Mama’s Diskfunktional (& all his other books)
What We’re Listening to/Reading/Watching
Mel: Prince!; also Lunar Chronicles
Raechel: also Prince; reading Janet Mock’s Redefining Realness
xoxox raechel & melody
Intro Song: “Top Floor” GRRRL PRTY
Outro Song: “Let’s Go Crazy” Prince