ONE WOMAN’S VOICE: DORA E. MCQUAID

A film by Kate Bogle, 2003

PREMIERE: November 19, 2003
PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Annual Pathways Conference,1:00 pm. Presidents’ Hall of the Penn Stater Conference Center

This documentary of my efforts as poet, activist and teacher was made last year by a truly amazing woman, who happens to be a film major here at Penn State. In the process of making this film, I had the honor of learning to call Kate my friend and sister. The poem “My Fear is My Greatest Weakness” is dedicated to her, with gratitude for her friendship and presence in my life.

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DORA JOINS STEVE GOOTGELD IN HIS AGENT OF CHANGE:
THOUGHT INTO FORM PODCAST SERIES

An internationally awarded artist for over 24 years, Steve is creator and founder of Agent of Change: Thought Into Form. The project’s vision is “Building relationships based on core truths identifying with Source, we evolve, accelerate and manifest creative ideas for the benefit of ourselves and the planet.”

Steve believes that life, through consciousness, precipitates out of the quantum vacuum. The success of social evolution is based on leadership which employs honed intuitive and listening talents, knowledge of continuously adding value, and banks on sacred economics and conscious capitalism. The common thread of all new ideas are to sustainably increase personal and community value. Established ideas are re-evaluated for personal and community vision and evolution. High level creative conversations result in positive change affecting hundreds, thousands and millions of people. www.gootgeld.com

 

Dora and Steve’s conversation involved embracing human vulnerability, living within and from paradox and exploring the balance between the structure of our lives and our connection with the Divine in the ongoing pursuit of embodying our truths, personally and professionally.
September 20, 2016, Taos, New Mexico

DORA PERFORMS FOR MISFITS, MALCONTENTS AND MYSTICS, VOLUME 4, TO BENEFIT TAOS MEN’S HOMELESS SHELTER.

Dora discusses the intersections between homelessness and domestic violence, shares her own history with both and performs poems from her two new books in development.  Domestic violence is the leading cause of homelessness for women and children in the United States. Dora’s performance begins with Taos Men’s Homeless Shelter Director, Clinton Joseph Murphy’s, introduction.

Filming by Denielle Prokopenko Rose.

April 28 2016, TCA, Taos, NM

 

DORA JOINS MARK MATOUSEK ON THE SHIFT NETWORK

Dora E. McQuaid with Mark MatousekDora joins best-selling author, speaker and teacher Mark Matousek on The Shift Network for a live interview during Mark’s wildly popular Writing to Heal course. Dora discusses writing as a means of healing and empowerment, the entry point into the fullness of our core truths and the lives that want to live through us, no matter our histories. Dora shares her own journey from survivorship into empowerment and award-winning advocacy with Mark, who is simply lovely, insightful and inspiring, and his students.

Tuesday, 11/11/2014. Audio provided courtesy of The Shift Network.

Dora E. Mcquaid on The Shift Network
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 A ROOM OF HER OWN FOUNDATION 2011 RETREAT:

In 2011, Dora was awarded The New Mexico Woman Writer’s Fellowship from A Room Of Her Own Foundation (AROHO).
Here is a recording of Dora performing two original poems, Listen and Alchemy, during that 2011 A Room of Her Own Conference:

 

Dora reads her original poem, The Mothers of The Disappeared

Dora reads her original poem, The Mothers of The Disappeared, written specifically For the Daughters of Juarez event, created by The Society of the Muse of the Southwest (SOMOS ), joining the international movement to focus attention on the over-600 victims of feminicide in the borderlands between Mexico and the United States. This SOMOS event, held at Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, NM on March 28, 2010, included poems, readings, presentations and music offered by Dora McQuaid, Mirabai Starr, Phyllis Hotch, Lorraine Ciancio, Thomas Buckley, Meredith Blis Sincoff and many others.

Rick Romancito created the following video of this event for The Taos News online. Dora’s reading the entirety of this original poem, The Mothers of The Disappeared, begins at 4:30:

To read the poem itself, please visit the Poems: Text and Audio Page

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