Chana Wilson was interviewed December 27, 2012 by Marilyn Pittman on “Out in the Bay” on KALW 91.7FM. You can listen to her half-hour interview here:
In 1974, Chana interviewed her mother in the studio of the radio station KPFA-FM in Berkeley. The show was produced and edited by Chana Wilson and broadcast on the radio program “Lesbian Air” on KPFA.
1. Closet love – 1:29
Gloria Wilson responds to Chana’s question: “Did you feel guilty or perverted when you started being lovers with a woman?” with “I never felt better in my life…”
2. Electroshocks – 2:00
Gloria Wilson describes her experience of electroshock therapy and memory loss.
3. Lesbian bar – 1:07
Gloria makes one attempt to find lesbian life at a New York City bar.
4. Loving Marian – 0:55
Gloria answers Chana’s question, “When did you start being lovers with a woman?” (during Chana’s childhood)
5. Peanut butter – 1:58
Gloria talks about having to bribe a nurse while in a state mental hospital in order to have her peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
6. Solitary – 1:43
Gloria describes life in a state mental hospital, being thrown into solitary, and how she schemes to leave.
7. Women today – 1:09
Gloria declares: “I think that young people today who are coming out are really lucky that they are able to be themselves.” She talks about how the women’s movement has changed her sense of herself for the better.