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April 24th 2020: There's a Rainbow Out There Somewhere: Bonding, Optimism, & Survival Now

In 1969, when she is twenty, Martina discovers San Francisco. She lives in a commune, marries her streetcar driver, and moves with her husband to Mendocino County, Ashland, Oregon, and the Virgin Islands. In 1980, Martina comes out and finds her life partner, Tanya. Their son Cooper, conceived by artificial insemination, is born in 1986 during the early wave of lesbians having children. When Cooper is nineteen, the family looks up Cooper’s donor/father and enfolds him and his wife into their family. Meanwhile, in 2008, Martina is diagnosed with tongue cancer. The memoir braids her cancer odyss

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Martina Reaves

Martina Reaves grew up in a Navy family and lived in thirty-four places before she finally settled in her current home in Berkeley with her wife, Tanya, and their son, Cooper, who now lives in Oakland. She considers living in one place for over thirty years a major accomplishment. A lawyer who hated practicing law, Martina became a mediator in 1986 and worked with divorcing couples and neighbors with disputes. In 2007, she dropped writing legal documents and began writing fiction and memoir and have been at it ever since. On the personal side, Martina loves creating serenity in the couple's home, gardening, reading, going to plays, and that the music venue Freight and Salvage is five minutes
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/3933/dropping-in 10/07/2020 08:00 10/07/2020 09:00 Dropping In https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/3933/dropping-in In 1969, when she is twenty, Martina discovers San Francisco. She lives in a commune, marries her streetcar driver, and moves with her husband to Mendocino County, Ashland, Oregon, and the Virgin Islands. In 1980, Martina comes out and finds her life partner, Tanya. Their son Cooper, conceived by artificial insemination, is born in 1986 during the early wave of lesbians having children. When Cooper is nineteen, the family looks up Cooper’s donor/father and enfolds him and his wife into their family. Meanwhile, in 2008, Martina is diagnosed with tongue cancer. The memoir braids her cancer odyssey and her life story in a chronicle of hope, fear, family, friendship, perseverance, and living with a terminal diagnosis. Failing to die is one of Martina’s favorite accomplishments. This conversation about survival resonates. Overcoming the odds, listening to medical advice & creating practices that are true to yourself show us that we've got the opportunity to become more authentic each day, VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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