Betty's Memoir

Posted on the Sep 02, 2013 by Carlin Ross
Robert Goff wrote this amazing review of Betty's memoir. Love: "In a life dedicated to celebrating the beauty and physicality of female sexuality, Betty Dodson has daringly employed visual methods,...
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Posted on the Aug 25, 2013 by Carlin Ross
This is the magazine article that launced Betty's career as a writer.  Originally, Betty wrote 18 pages for Ms. Magazine writing first person about her sex life focusing on the love affair she...
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Posted on the Aug 25, 2013 by Carlin Ross
Eric Francis linked to the Ms. Magazine article that launched Betty's career as a writer back in 1973 (the year I was born). Here is an email he received from one of his writers: "When I followed...
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Posted on the Aug 22, 2013 by Betty Dodson
Most of us are familiar with this dynamic: We want to start a new exercise program or change our diet or break some non-productive habit. . . . BUT we simply can’t seem to throw the switch and get...
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Posted on the Aug 08, 2013 by Carlin Ross
This is one of my favorite self-portraits.  There's Betty in the goddess pose...with goddess colors...her head shaved...in perfect balance. sigh
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Posted on the Jul 24, 2013 by Betty Dodson
Jason Louv's article on Wilhelm Reich's life is a must read. Reich has been one of my major heroes from day one. Ever since I read his best book The Function of the Orgasm I was hooked. Everything...
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Posted on the Jul 21, 2013 by Carlin Ross
After our last lecture, a woman in the audience stood up holding our dvd Betty Dodson: Her Life of Sex & Art.  She described how she shows the film in all of her classes and how students...
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Posted on the Jul 04, 2013 by Betty Dodson
I’ll be the first to admit I’m a little piggy who wants to do it all. So I’m accustomed to saying “Yes” to everything that sounds interesting— until recently. Like it or not, I must learn to honor my...
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Posted on the Jun 28, 2013 by Betty Dodson
I had been invited to Aspen Co by two feminists who were spearheading an evening of video programming created by women for the local station: Myrtis Mixon and Arabella Simon. They had seen my...
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Posted on the Jun 28, 2013 by Carlin Ross
My favorite line: "I am not male.  I am not female.  I am me."
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Posted on the Jun 07, 2013 by Carlin Ross
Love fanmail like this: "Betty, I was looking for good sex info online for a long time and a couple of years ago I stumbled upon your site. I found the holy grail! I was 25 and after following your...
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Posted on the May 20, 2013 by Betty Dodson
I had many good times at Sandstone - a consensual sex club and nudist community on the West Coast in the early 1970s.     Nudity means that we are who we are.  Otherwise, we're in...
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Posted on the May 07, 2013 by Carlin Ross
We're updating Betty's memoir.  She's added one last chapter - we're including more photos and re-releasing it end of summer.  I didn't think to say in the preface that all the pictures (...
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Posted on the Apr 21, 2013 by Carlin Ross
One of our interns has been photographing the 33 canvasses of Betty's art that we have in storage. Here's the first sample. This is a painting Betty did of an acid trip gone bad where her...
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Posted on the Apr 13, 2013 by Carlin Ross
When Betty announced that we were headed to Bard college to give a lecture, I was kind of surprised. We hadn't lectured since Norway and I didn't think she'd want to take a train to the Hudson...