A Moment of Your Time

Episode 274 -

“We're the Ladies of the 80's”

by Michele Mekel

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Living in Happy Valley, Michele Mekel wears many hats of her choosing: writer and editor; educator and bioethicist; poetess and creatrix; cat herder and chief can opener; witch and woman; and, above all, human. Her work has appeared in various academic and creative publications, including having her poetry featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. She is also a co-principal investigator for the Viral Imaginations: COVID-19 project (viralimaginations.psu.edu). Based in PA, USA


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Instagram: @ShaktiEnergy

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Website: viralimaginations.psu.edu


A Statement from Michele:

"The poem was written in 2020 because the Muse graced me with her presence. As I was a teen in the 80s, I still love 80s tunes--from pop to punk, and from metal to alternative. This music simply makes me happy. And I started thinking about the women in the lyrics of the various songs. This poem is one of a couple I've written to celebrate these fictional (or fictionalized) women."


Other credit: A version first published in Continue the Voice (2021)


Created during a time of quarantine in the global Coronavirus pandemic, A Moment Of Your Time’s mission is to provide a space for expression, collaboration, community and solidarity. In this time of isolation, we may have to be apart but let’s create together. 

Concept by Jenny Curtis

Theme music by Chris Porter

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