Love Extremist S2 Ep1
Love Extremist Radio 
summer 2020
Ethan Lipsitz

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In the first episode of Season Two of Love Extremist Radio, Ethan speaks with his friend and fellow Love Extremist Zion Estrada about the challenges and opportunities to take love seriously when it is so often informed by our traumas.

As an artist, teacher, producer and cultural commentator, Estrada offers her optimism alongside critiques of how love is expressed or avoided in our society and ourselves. Listen to her sad love song, “Please Be Mine” by Molly Burch, here.

Read her recommendations: Conscious Loving by Gay Hendricks PhD & Kathlyn Hendricks PhD; Pleasure Activism by Adrienne Maree Brown; All About Love by Bell Hooks; and Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. This critical perspective will be an important theme in Season Two as we dive deeper into what gets in the way of love in our personal and collective experience.

Zion Estrada (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist researcher living on Gabrielleno/Tongva Territory. Her work flows between archival assemblage filmmaking, sonic collage production and experiential design.

Zion’s  experimental collage language in film and sonic works often use layering of field recordings, found sounds and carefully curated sound clips that score a line of discourse that complicate temporality, history and meaning making. Her practice is informed by the palimpsest.

Her services include creative direction/production, narrative strategy, archival research, experiential design, host/facilitation, and sonic/visual works.

She is most interested in the non-verbal  and non-human qualities of storytelling in Africa and her diaspora (specifically the Caribbean) and how sounds hold the spirits of the past and the alchemic power to magnetize communities, movement, moods, and healing. She draws on the traditions of Black Trans abolitionists care making, sex worker solidarity,  doula presence practices and movement architects love of release.

Zion is co-founder and Creative Director of Black Discourse and owner of BZE Consultant LLC.

Director of Programs at BLD PWR; holds 10yrs as educator and curriculum developer.

Board member at Citizens of Culture
Presenting at the Ghetto Biennale in Jacmel, Haiti 2024
Participant in MIT Worlding Project Community 2023