Eden-Atwood

Love your child. And be brave. Open your mind. Choose a gender, choose a name, know that you might be wrong. And that’s true for any kid, whether they have ambiguous genitals or not, you could be wrong. We know that’s true because of the trans community. Let that child decide what they want to do with their body and their genitals.
—  Interthoughts: Interview with Eden Atwood (X)
Jazz Vocalist, Intersex Rights Advocate Eden Atwood joins film to bring soundtrack tunes!

POSTED ON JULY 10, 2014

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We are thrilled to announce that American jazz singer and equal rights activist Eden Atwood has launched a new recording project to provide soundtrack tunes for “From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet?”

Eden, daughter of noted composer and arranger Hub Atwood, has recorded 14 CDs for Concord, Groove Note, and SSJ Records labels as well as under her own imprint.

Eden is not only a superb jazz vocalist, she also has a soul that crosses all boundaries, no matter what they are. Gil often talks about the improvisational nature of justice work, so Eden’s music is perfect as the soundtrack to our film. (Please note: Anyone pledging $10 or more on ourKickstarter campaign receives an mp3 download of one of Eden’s songs. Pledge $50 or more and you’ll receive the whole soundtrack.)

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Eden is also an outspoken advocate for civil rights for people born with intersex traits, and is co-founder of The Interface Project, a non-profit that gathers personal stories of real people living with intersex conditions or traits.  Atwood was born with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome, a trait occurring in approximately one in 20,000 people.She was a guest on Marian McPartland’s NPR radio show at the age of 25. Before her recording career took off she also acted in several 1990s TV series including “The Untouchables” and “The Commish.”

We interviewed Eden in September of 2011 during our Truth in Progress “Fair is Fair in Montana Tour” with the ACLU of Montana. Here she speaks candidly about her experience of discovery, understanding, and advocacy.

Learn more about the film and make donations HERE.

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© Eden Atwood 
◙ Like Someone In Love (Indies Japan, 2010) 
♫ Alfie (Track 09/10)

Tracklist

01 Someone To Watch Over Me
02 My One And Only Love
03 Like Someone In Love
04 All My Tomorrows
05 Make Someone Happy
06 My Romance
07 I Wish You Love
08 So Nice (Summer Samba)
09 Alfie
10 I’ll Be Seeing You

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More Interthoughts: An Interview with Eden Atwood | sexplanations with Dr. Doe

Part 1.

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Interthoughts: Interview with Eden Atwood (Part 1)
In which Lindsey interviews Eden Atwood, an Intersex ally doing great work locally and globally. Eden shares her thoughts about a variety of topics including what it means to be Intersex. 

Watch Part 2 here

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More Interthoughts: Interview with Eden Atwood Pt. 2

Lindsey continues her interview with Eden Atwood in the supersized edition of Sexplanations. Here, Eden talks about her life and how being intersex has impacted that.