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 our Kickstarter campaign receives an mp3 download of one of Eden’s songs. Pledge $50 or more and you’ll receive the whole soundtrack.)
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.
The campaign ends July 19 at 8:30 am MDT. We must raise our entire goal of $20,000 to receive the funds.