Imagining Liberation is a storytelling and interview show hosted by Jess Clarke. Jess tells stories from their own life and talks with other imagineers working toward liberation: personal, social, political and spiritual.
Julian V. Simeon, a first generation Filipino-American born and raised in San Francisco, is a memoirist and storyteller. Having come of age during the late ’60s, his spiritual journey informs him to action: to write, to perform and as the Buddha heralded, “…to remember who we really are.”
“Mother from Another…” is a story from Jess Clarke’s grand opus, “Imagining Liberation.” This episode takes place in Mendocino, California in 1970. The narrator is 13 years old. Listen to the audio above or check out the video below. Imagining Liberation follows a nonbinary Irish-Catholic kid through the permutations of their identity through the decades. The...
“Kelly, everything with you is just so intense… there are problems in the world… there have always been problems in the world, you can’t force anyone to change and you can’t fix everything.” He is full of frustration. His brow is furrowed almost in disbelief…there is a profound sense of worry, concern and loss. “Where...
“movements change the world, but just as it is important to be a part of and build movements to create a world where human rights are a reality for all–a world where systemic forms of social and economic oppression no longer exist–so it is equally important to build our own intimate internal movement that focuses on healing the greed, hatred, and fear within ourselves that cause so much chaos in our lives and are the actual underlying roots of the societal chaos we experience.” –yung pueblo
Jess Clarke writes and performs stories that illuminate and entertain.
Kelly Curry feeds the body and the soul with stories, green smoothies, and love.
Preeti Shekar broadcasts on KPFA’s Apex Express and Women’s Magazine.
Writer, dancer and designer, Christine Ferrer is truly a movement artist.