Insight with Mark Farrell An engaging forum to examine and discuss a vast array of everyday obstacles and challenges facing adults and children today.

January 11, 2021  
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Way More Then Sex and Statues

Internationally acclaimed sculptor Susan Bahary, joins Mark to discuss her newest creation, a life size bronze monument titled “The Pledge” which is at the permanent collection of the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Maryland.  Susan’s phenomenal work is commissioned by the United States War Dogs Association

Susan Bahary is internationally known for her inspiring sculptures honoring the animal/human bond and service animals. Mastering both form and emotion in her animal and human subjects, her works have captured hearts worldwide. She is known for her unique gift of combining accurate form with stunning, lifelike expression. Her extensive knowledge of and experience with the animal form continues to earn her commissioned works for some of our country’s most celebrated animal monuments located in prominent museums, universities, military bases and abroad. Susan created our country’s first official war dog memorial, "Always Faithful” that was unveiled at the Pentagon and dedicated at the US Marine Corps War Dog Cemetery on Guam in 1994. She has since been a leader in raising awareness of and support for their deeds and sacrifices.


The author of “The Tragedy of Heterosexuality”, Jane Ward muses joins Mark for a discussion on how she is not on a mission to eradicate heterosexuality but to shed light on its damaged state and point straight people toward feminist and queer ways of healing.  JANE WARD is also a Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at University of California Riverside, where she teaches courses in feminist, queer, and heterosexuality studies.


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