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Writing Alchemy Episode 6 Summary

Activist and educator Oblio Stroyman joins Fay for the reading of part 3 of “Tala and Prince Hart,” which starts with trickster Tala’s humorous strategies for blocking the queen’s attempts to hold a successful marriage contest for Prince Hart. The story then moves to a focus on family conflict and resolution. The following discussion centers on the process of forgiveness, non-violent communication, harm done from a place of good intentions, creating new cultural space, and the treatment of youth in our society.

Tala and Prince Hart: Prince Hart is asexual, but his parents and many suitors are having a hard time accepting that. When the trickster Tala decides to come to his aid, chaos naturally ensues in this exuberant story that is a playful response to the all too common romanticization of boundary-crossing behaviors!

Story: Tala and Prince Hart
Guest: Activist and educator Oblio Stroyman

This is an illustration of the Musical Creature Band done in an abstract style. On the left is a bear playing a horn while standing on one foot. In the back is an elephant plucking the strings of a harp with its trunk. On the the right is a golden-brown rooster dancing by flapping its wings and strutting. In the front is a donkey with a white nose standing next to a blue drum.

This is an illustration of the Musical Creature Band done in an abstract style. On the left is a bear playing a horn while standing on one foot. In the back is an elephant plucking the strings of a harp with its trunk. On the the right is a golden-brown rooster dancing by flapping its wings and strutting. In the front is a donkey with a white nose standing next to a blue drum.

 

Show Notes:

Today’s story
Tala and Prince Hart: http://writingalchemy.net/fairy-tales/tala-and-prince-hart/

Fay’s Links
You can become my patron on my Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/WritingAlchemy
The RSS feed of this podcast is: http://writingalchemy.net/feed/podcast

Oblio’s Links
Gender camp: http://www.gender.camp/
As You Like It: http://asyoulikeitshop.com/
As You Like It on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AsYouLikeItshop/
As You Like It on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explore/locations/586420398/
Coalessence Ecstatic Dance: http://coalessencedance.com
Coalessence Ecstatic Dance Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/31161346370/
Oregon Country Fair Rainbow Village Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OCFRainbowVillage/
Network for New Culture: http://www.nfnc.org/
Gender Odyssey: http://www.genderodyssey.org/

Music Credits:
Intro: Kickin’ in the Turbo (Alasdair Cooper) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Transition to reading: Another Version of You (Chris Zabriskie) / CC BY 4.0
Public house music: Jon Sayles playing Flow My Tears by John Dowland, http://www.jsayles.com/familypages/earlymusic.htm
Public house sounds: Small_Town_Bar_001.wav by conleec | License: Creative Commons 0
Crowd noises at the race: 072510_crowd_04.wav by sagetyrtle | License: Creative Commons 0
Musical Creature Band: Bird (Rod Hamilton) / CC BY-ND 3.0
Horn: Hunting Horn.wav by Benboncan | License: Attribution
The final stage of Tala’s plan: Monkeys Spinning Monkeys (Kevin MacLeod) / CC BY 3.0
Laughter: Crowd laughter (XOXOT). by urupin | License: Creative Commons 0
Reconciliation music: Empires (Scott Holmes) / CC BY 4.0
Podcast announcements: The Place Where I’ll Return To (Alasdair Cooper) / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Outro: Everybody’s Got Problems That Aren’t Mine (Chris Zabriskie) / CC BY 4.0

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