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INTERVIEWS

Laura Lynn Jensen, The Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer

The Mautner Project is the only national organization dedicated to lesbians with cancer, their partners and caregivers. The Project's mission is to provide: direct services to lesbians with cancer, their partners and caregiver; education and information to the lesbian community about cancer; education to the health care community about the special concerns of lesbians with cancer and their families; advocacy on lesbian health issues in national and local arenas.

In this interview, conducted by Laura Hershey at the 2002 L.G.B.T.I. Health Summit, Laura Lynn describes her experiences with cancer and the health care system, and her growing health care activism.
Listen Click to listen to Laura Lynn Jensen interviewed by Laura Hershey
Click to go to The Mautner Project's web site

Ellie Emanuel, co-director of programs at the Women's Cancer Resource Center

The Women's Cancer Resource Center focuses on both supportive care for women during their cancer journey and active advocacy for cancer prevention for future generations.

In this interview, conducted by Laura Hershey at the 2002 LGBTI Health Summit, Ellie describes the work of the Women's Cancer Resource Center, particularly in addressing the impact of cancer and health care on disabled women.
Listen Click to listen to Ellie Emanuel interviewed by Laura Hershey - Part 1 - Eli talks about the Women's Cancer Resource Center and cancer issues for women in general and lesbians in particular
Listen Click to listen to Ellie Emanuel interviewed by Laura Hershey - Part 2 - Environmental causes of cancer among women and the "toxic industry tours" conducted by activists
Listen Click to listen to Ellie Emanuel interviewed by Laura Hershey - Part 3 - Issues and impact of cancer on women with disabilities
Click to go to The Women's Cancer Resource Center's web site

Judi Rogers, advocate and occupational therapist, Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass (TLG) is a nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue. TLG's mission is "To create, demonstrate and encourage non-pathological and empowering resources and model early intervention services for families with disability issues in parent or child which integrate expertise derived from personal disability experience and disability culture."

In this interview, conducted by Laura Hershey at the 2002 Society for Disability Studies conference, Judi talks about her strategies for working with disabled women to break down barriers to health care and parenting.
Listen Click to listen to Judi Rogers interviewed by Laura Hershey
Click to go to the Through the Looking Glass web site

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