show notes for episode 5:

Andrea Gibson

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conversation recorded April 2017.

thank you for listening.

Andrea Gibson with Ani DiFranco - “America, Reloading”:


some organizations offering care & support to children & families at our southern border:

(click links to find out more)

International Rescue Committee

(Providing clean water, shelter, health care, education, and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people.)

Freedom for Immigrants

(Dedicated to abolishing immigration detention worldwide, while ending the isolation of people currently suffering in this profit-driven system.)


(Providing free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children, families,and refugees in Texas.)

Fronterizo Fianza Fund

(The Fronterizo Fianza Fund is a community bond (fianza) fund based in El Paso and serving Far West Texas and New Mexico. Many detained migrants have no chance to be released while they wait the months or years until their trial. When someone does receive a bond, they are often way out of reach for most families, ranging anywhere from $1500-50,000.)


(American Civil Liberties Union defending and preserving the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.)

National Center for Youth Law

(non-profit law firm helping low-income children achieve their potential by transforming the public agencies that serve them.)

This is an excellent list of resources compiled by the Texas Tribune.


“It should never be the responsibility of people of color to educate white people about white privilege and white supremacy.”

– Andrea Gibson

theme songs:

Instrumental versions of “Turn the World Around” and “The Story of My Morals” by Bunk

references made throughout the conversation:

Stay Here With Me

Andrea’s Facebook post following the murder of Michael Brown:

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Andrea Gibson - “The Nutritionist”:

(thank you to Button Poetry)

Who is Tyler Clementi?

further recommended reading & viewing:

Andrea Gibson with Mary Lambert - “Orlando”:

Andrea Gibson - “A Letter To White Queers, A Letter To Myself”:

Andrea Gibson - “Maybe I Need You”:


“Activist and Poet Andrea Gibson Performs Through Their Fear”

Why We Rise

“Why We Rise is part of a national movement to transform the mental health care system. We demand that easy access to quality care be recognized as a civil right. Everyone deserves to be well.”