My Keynote Address to Women’s Consortium, PA

Womens-coalition-luncheon I've recently completed a non-stop four day visit to Philadelphia as "visiting scholar," guest of the Pennsylvania State Higher Education Women's Coalition. Six colleges and universities in three days. On the fourth day, I was to deliver a keynote address to the Women's Consortium's annual shindig being held at West Chester University. I wrote the address the night before I delivered it at the Consortium's luncheon (pictured here), so the talk was about as close to extemporaneous as I allow myself to get while I'm out speaking. I promised my Twitter twibe that I'd post it here if it worked. It worked, so here are my notes for that talk.

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  1. Hey, Im now one of your ‘twitter twibe’… 🙂

  2. Thank you for sharing the notes with us hun. As always you’ve given me a lot to think about.
    How can we get this G-A-S-P thingie organised without becoming yet another part of the established powers that be? We probably should keep it an informal network using the tools the net provides us. But also form local affinity groups to support and inspire.
    And maybe a yearly meet up in diferent parts of the world, a Global Queer Party?

  3. This was great. Reading it wouldn’t be as good as seeing you give the talk but I’ll take what I can get when it comes to these issues.
    I’m going to agree with Caisa, who posted before me, a Global Queer Party!

  4. I am also one of your twibe now! Auntie Kate, you are truly a prophet. I agree with EVERYTHING you have said in this note. And I love the word GASP! I now identify as GASP, so we have at least one person. Let’s find many more! :3

  5. That’s very sweet of you to say, Miss Jacqueline. Thank you. Prophet? No, I’m more like Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica leading humanity to it’s doom. As to GASP, yeah it’s sweet but I fear it’s too sweet to be embraced by mainstream world values. And I love you right back. xoxo Aunty K

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