In the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes” there is a scene where Evelyn Couch (Kathy Bates) is asking her husband, Ed, if Ms. Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy) can move in with them. She explains how Ms. Threadgoode has changed her life and Ed is all like “It’s not going to happen.” Evelyn persists and Ed finally asks her, “What has changed?”
She says, “The air and the light.” Then the movie goes on without stopping to recognize that Evelyn Couch just said the most amazing thing. What has changed? The air and the light. The air. Every breath I take. The light. Everything I see.
You ask me what has changed since I stopped pretending to be a man and began living as the woman of my soul? The air and the light.
To begin with, there is air now, and there is light. There never was before. Light was non-existent. Every breath contained thoughts of suicide. I could not imagine the day when I could live as my woman self. I could not continue trying to live as the man I never was.
Join co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose as we welcome Timothy Mathis to the show. Timothy is the composer of the scores for the musicals Sylvia So Far, The Conjuring, Pettigrew Lives!, A Room with a View andGobsmacked. His shows have been performed in New York at LaMama, The Vineyard Theatre, The Kirk, TADA! and American Theatre For Actors. The short musical …and Jonathan Loved David was awarded Best Play at the Southwestern Short Plays Festival in Tucson and his song “The Golden Boy Of Ames” from Iowa ’08 was named best Theatre Song of 2007 by the United Songwriters Collective. Additionally, he is a recipient of BMI’s prestigious Jerry Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre. His current project, Wake Up Call, is based upon the Hollywood Pictures romantic comedyWhile You Were Sleeping. Mathis lives in New York City.
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In this edition of Health Listens with Cathy McNease from last autumn we talk about obesity, something increasingly present in our lives and a timeless topic. NOTE: We’ll soon be airing these health chats live here on our BlogTalkRadio channel, giving listeners an opportunity to dial in and speak with Cathy or ask questions. Our first topic coming soon, live: Let’s Talk About Relaxation Techniques The world we live in can be stressful and overly urgent. How do we not let it wear us down? Join us soon for a live talk on the subject.
Cathy McNease is a nationally certified herbalist with a Diplomate in Chinese Herbology from the NCCAOM, a B.S. in Biology and Psychology from Western Michigan University and two Master Herbalist certificates from Emerson College of Herbology in Canada and East-West Course of Herbology in Santa Cruz. You can listen to all of Cathy’s Health Listens HERE.
Former radio personality and community activist Eric Von got the idea to start an African-American men’s health online magazine while reading a women’s publication.
Essence magazine ran a feature story on questions women should be asking their doctors, and the article made Von ask himself: “Where do men of color go for these types of answers?”
Von’s question sparked the launch of Brain Brawn & Body, a website dedicated to informing black men about the health issues that affect them the most such as prostate cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.
The first exhibit of a three-part installation series on the history of Memphis’ LGBT community opens this Friday, March 7th.
The “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” series traces the oral history of the community through diverse viewpoints and voices. Its first exhibit, “Sweet Tea,” will feature five portraits of people who were interviewed for the project along with audio recordings of their interviews about the community’s history. The original works and installations were created by Michael Braden.
Those who attend are encouraged to bring their smart phones and headphones to hear the oral histories. Sweet tea will be served. The opening runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center (892 S. Cooper).
Dear Savvy Senior, Is there anything that can be done to stop the annoying robocalls my husband and I keep getting? It seems like we get two or three a day offering lower credit card interest rates, medical alert devices, home alarm systems and more. What can you recommend? Frustrated Seniors
There’s been a huge spike in robocall scams in the U.S. over the past few years. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) gets more then 200,000 complaints every month about this widespread problem. Here’s what you should know, along with some tips that can help you protect yourself.
Whenever you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, it’s a robocall.
You’ve probably gotten robocalls about candidates running for office, or charities asking for donations. These robocalls are legal and allowed. But if the recording is a sales message and you haven’t given your written permission to get calls from the company on the other end, the call is illegal. In addition to the phone calls being illegal, their pitch most likely is a scam.