Renee & Monica’s Interview with Women from Magdalene/Thistle Farms
I did a post on Thistle Farms just recently, and you can go to their site to learn more – in short, Magdalene provides residential support for women trying to get out of prostitution and/or drug abuse, and Thistle Farms is a small bath/body product business that those same women work for, with the sale of the products supporting Magdalene. Renee of Womanist Musings and Monica did this awesome interview with a couple of women from Magdalene/Thistle Farms, which you can listen to here.
There’s a point in the broadcast in which I might possibly have teared up. a little. shut up.
There’s also an uncomfortable and worthwhile bit in the middle on the question of whether transgender women would be welcomed at Magdalene.
Something I learned from the show: they currently have a one year waiting list, because they have a limited number of beds in their residential facility. They also depend heavily on donations, and indicate that those who want to help can do so through monetary gifts of by purchasing products from Thistle Farms. The Thistle Farms products, in addition to being sold online, are available in a number of stores around the country.
Finally, the Thistle Farms blog, “The Voices of Thistle Farms,” launched on March 22. Check it out.