Susan

Susan & Julia

Two women who are partners describe how they came to move from a city to Salt Spring Island, where they are restoring a heritage farm and doing organic farming, one interviewee’s process of accepting her sexuality, and, benefits and negatives of living in a small community.
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[early 1990s]
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Susan
Julia
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
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Audio
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English
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Work

Topic: Work

Content includes significant discussion of all types of labour and work, including: careers; unpaid or volunteer labour; emotional labour; sex work; activist or community work; and domestic/household work.

Community

Topic: Community

Content includes significant discussion of: finding and/or being part of a community; community organizing or organizations; community building; or the relationships between communities.

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Liz, Beth, & Susan

Two lesbians who are partners contrast their previous working life, as co-owners of a city bookstore, to their life in retirement on one of the Gulf Islands, and talk about adjusting to island life; the third interviewee, a lesbian, tells about moving to the island at a time of transition in her personal relationships.
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Date of interview: 
[early 1990s]
Interviewee: 
Beth
Liz
Susan
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
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Audio
Language: 
English
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Donor retains copyright / CC BY-NC 4.3
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None
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Work

Topic: Work

Content includes significant discussion of all types of labour and work, including: careers; unpaid or volunteer labour; emotional labour; sex work; activist or community work; and domestic/household work.

Spaces

Topic: Spaces

Content includes significant discussion of physical (and sometimes conceptual) spaces and locales including: urban spaces and life; rural spaces and life; private/domestic spaces; the home; neighbourhoods and ghettos; and semi-private or semi-public spaces such as women’s bookshops, community spaces, and land/living collectives.

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Ann, Beth, and Susan

Three lesbians describe their struggles to come to terms with their sexuality, from childhood through their twenties. Two are teachers dealing with homophobic comments in the staff room and classroom; the third is involved in lesbian community organizing.
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Date of interview: 
1994
Interviewee: 
Ann
Beth
Susan
Interviewer: 
Michael Riordon
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Audio
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English
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Community

Topic: Community

Content includes significant discussion of: finding and/or being part of a community; community organizing or organizations; community building; or the relationships between communities.

Discrimination

Topic: Discrimination

Content includes significant discussion of experiences of discrimination and harassment of all kinds, including: homophobia; assault; legal and institutionalized discrimination; censorship; surveillance; and responses to discrimination.

Identity

Topic: Identity

Content includes significant discussion of identity/ies (including gender, sexual, racial, religious, and class) and how one self-identifies, and/or significant discussion of the process of finding or determining one’s identity/ies.

Mind and Body

Topic: Mind and Body

Content includes, but is not limited to, significant discussion of matters related to: health and wellness; the physical body; mental health and illness; substance abuse and addiction; and psychiatry and therapy.

Work

Topic: Work

Content includes significant discussion of all types of labour and work, including: careers; unpaid or volunteer labour; emotional labour; sex work; activist or community work; and domestic/household work.

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