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Aug 18, 2020

Silas House is a nationally best-selling author of 6 novels, 3 plays, and a book of creative nonfiction. Silas grew up on Adena, Yuchi, Cherokee, and Shawnee land in Laurel County, Kentucky. In this interview - recorded in July 2018 at the Hindman Settlement School - Silas talks about growing up in the evangelical holiness church, how meeting his now-husband inspired him to come out at age 34, the lessons he learns from his children, how writing feels like prayer, and his faith.


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For this episode, we’re asking folks who have additional funds to donate to two fundraisers:

1. The first is for Black Soil: Our Better Nature – who’s mission is to reconnect Black Kentuckians to their heritage and legacy in agriculture. They represent over 60 Kentucky based Black farmers, culinary artists, artists & makers.

2. The second is to support Jennie & Delaney’s goal for stable housing in rural Tennessee. Jennie is a Black, vegan, agender Aries mom of a 2-and-a-half year old agender Scorpio child. In Jennie’s words: “I’d like to build us a tiny home so that we’ll have stability, can move when we need to travel, eat, sleep & wash comfortably, and be active and present in community.”


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Host, Producer, and Lead Editor: Rae Garringer

Assistant Editor & Musical Magic: Tommie Anderson

Editorial Advisory Dream Team: Hermelinda Cortés, Lewis Raven Wallace, and Sharon P. Holland

Theme Song: Composed and performed on banjo by Sam Gleaves, pedal steel versions by Rebecca Branson Jones

Additional music and sound effects: Composed and performed on acoustic and electric guitar, and chimes, by Tommie Anderson