“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.
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Imagining Liberation follows a nonbinary Irish-Catholic kid through the permutations of their identity through the decades. The memoir kicks off with the narrator exploring gender-free names in a 1960s Catholic church service, fighting for peace in Vietnam, and then investigating androgyny and sexuality while living alternately in KKK Maryland with a 13 member “blended family” and with their mother’s various hippie collectives in Mendocino and Washington DC.