Betty's Memoir

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...
Posted on the Mar 27, 2013 by Betty Dodson
Finally it happened! For the first time I feel my age in my 84th year on Planet Earth. I had to see a doctor to find out why I was experiencing vertigo that caused me to fall on the sidewalk walking...
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Posted on the Feb 26, 2013 by Carlin Ross
Last week I was rifling through one of Betty's file cabinets when I found several photocopies of pictures from NOW's Sexuality Conference in 1973.  There were pictures of Betty looking at Sheila...
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Posted on the Feb 26, 2013 by Carlin Ross
Betty and I decided to watch the 3 hour documentary "Makers - Women Who Make America" - together at her place.  It airs this Tuesday, February the 26th, at 8pm on PBS (check your local listings...
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Posted on the Feb 22, 2013 by Carlin Ross
Betty has her own personal twitter account now @BettyADodson.  So we thought, "let's film Betty doing the Harlem Shake to celebrate her new twitter handle"...in all came together in a few days...
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