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Mama Alto – Countertenor Diva

This article was originally published in Lot's Wife Edition 5: Identity AD: Where did Mama Alto come from? As a child I felt so at a loss in this world because for so many reasons, my identity did not fit into the mainstream – along racial lines, gender lines, sexuality lines… When to me it seems lines don’t need to be drawn in that way. Mama Alto was the nickname given to me in high school choir, because I was like a mother hen (not to mention bossy) and because of my high singing voice (in an alto, or countertenor,
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The Museum Of Old And New Art

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We’re on the ferry to MONA and it feels a little like we’re being taken to some secret, evil lair.  As we reach the jetty, staff in stiff black coats usher us up over 100 stairs cut into beautiful faces of natural sandstone. We are given iPod touches and a quick tutorial on how to use the MONA ‘O’ app, then take a spiral staircase through a bed of rust- and sand-coloured stone to the basement level of the museum. Since MONA opened in January 2011 it has received critical acclaim from around the world and become a drawcard for
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