OUTcast Maine 05/09/2022


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Tune in to OUT Cast on Monday, May 9th to hear OUT Cast collective member Sive Neilan’s discussion with Annella Linton. In the news we hear much about economic immigrants and political refugees but not a great deal about people who come to this country for cultural reasons – frequently individuals who come to be more fully who they are in ways that would be unacceptable or stymied in their home countries. Today Sive, an immigrant from (southern) Ireland, interviews Annella Linton, who comes from Northern Ireland about the reasons she chose to come to the US and settle in Portland, Maine. Annella is the Development Director at WMPG and is host of “Something for the Weekend” on Fridays at 1.30pm. Annella grew up in Northern Ireland during “the troubles”. She lived in Belfast and experienced firsthand, the problems of the conflict in her home country. She moved to London in the early 90’s where she completed her degree in Communications and Audio-Visual Production at Guildhall University. Partial to the London nightlife, Annella DJ’d in bars and clubs, ran live music and queer club nights and produced a couple of women’s music festivals. In London, Annella met her partner Holly who is from the U.S and they made the move to the US in 2013. They live in Portland, Maine with their dog Dylan and cats, Samson and Bama. Annella serves on the board of directors at Portland Media Center and is on the organizing committee of Maine Women Fly Fishers. When not at the radio station, she can be found fly fishing on the Maine rivers, scooting about on her Stella scooter or machining wood projects with her friend Eve.

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Cultural History | Digital Humanities | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | History | History of Gender | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Oral History | Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

OUTcast Maine 05/09/2022