Special Broadcast Episode January 17, 2018

24 Hours of Radio Art - “We Were Mothers” by Alex de Boer

6:00pm - 6:20pm

Born in 1919, my grandmother recalls much of her life not as a person, but as a mother. As she approaches her 99th birthday I celebrate my 29th. In this short sound piece, I ask my grandma what she might be doing with her life if she were my age, in today’s world. Drawing from a mix of interviews, music and ambient tape, this piece explores how gendered oppression does not always equate to feminism and how feminism is more than a word.