Writer and musician Mica Lemiski interviews women and non-binary artists about a range of topics (gender! politics! love! literature!) in a podcast best-suited to bitches, witches, and anyone who's ever been called "hysterical."
Episode Twenty-One: We Oughta Know About Buffy Sainte-Marie: Andrea Warner Discusses A Musical Icon
Buffy Sainte-Marie is a musical phenom, Indigenous activist, folk hero, and overall powerhouse who has been revolutionizing the Canadian music scene—whether we know it or not—since the early 60s. She is also the subject of Andrea Warner's latest book, Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography, which is not only about Buffy's life as a musician, but also her life as an activist and abuse survivor. In this soul-buoying interview, Andrea chats with Mica about what drew her to Buffy as a subject, and why Buffy's music continues to be relevant—arguably more than ever—in these politically fraught times. Andrea also talks about Buffy's "if only you knew" brand of activism, and why Buffy's upbringing (she was raised by a white family, away from her birthplace on a reserve) is an all-too-familiar narrative of our nation.
About the Host
Mica Lemiski is an MFA student at UBC and contributor to Room ("Tiny Parts," Issue 39.2). Her thesis project is a combination of comedic personal essays and original music, which is being developed into a podcast series. She is the host of "Fainting Couch Feminists." She is originally from Vernon, B.C. but is currently based in Vancouver.
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