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Interview with Zena Edwards - The Furies Monologue

Zena talks about the beginnings of and the reasons for pursuing making The Three Furies monologue, why dialoguing about anger as women is important and how anger can be a 'fuel for the future'. Also sneak extracts of the monologue before the performance for International Women's Day at the Canada Water Cultural Space on Friday 8th March. Click for more details.

Got to The Fury Project website for more insight to next stages of the project later on in 2013.

No one really needs to get hurt by anger...

By fully and unashamedly recognizing our anger as one of our many human emotions, we can begin a proper relationship with it. Make friends with it. Begin to learn to master it. We must encourage younger generations to do so too. Start teaching them  from an early age, that its alright to have their anger at what seems unfair and unjust, but also teach them how to have a voice that allows them to channel their anger positively, whether that be in words, in action or creatively.  We are often told what we can't or shouldn't do when we get angry.  How often are we given tools for or advised about what we can do? Not enough, or maybe we wouldn't be in some of the messes we find this world in today. Or even in our personal lives - we could level a brewing scenario quite quickly, I think, if we  knew what we could do in the moment to appease our anger emotion. No one really needs to get hurt by anger. People will, but it doesn't always have to be the case.
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CALL OUT FOR ANGER STORIES!

THE TRANSFORMING FURYJUKEBOX Women & girls - Call out for all your stories about anger! Thanks to Isa Suarez, our project's sound-scape artist, we have the pleasure of including "The Human Rights Jukebox" to The Fury Projects art installation.

Now a.k.a-ed as the TheTransforming Fury  Jukebox it is the center of an artistic interactive installation where members of the public are provoked to think about their anger. 
Listening to the global experiences of women's anger helps others better understand perceptions of anger in general. When gender, race and cultural  stereotypes are considered, anger and conflict take on a different dynamic.
It is not often quoted but women have been the initiators and on the frontline of some of the world's greatest global mental-shift revolutions. We would like to give a platform for women to share that inner voice of defiance fuelled by anger, no matter how quiet or insignificant it might seem, because we might never know it's …

Angry Sam Review

I have to give much respect for fellow  poet peer, Sam Berkson, for coming to the Albany to see the furies and for this review.
The Three Furies, the albany
Zena Edward‘s tale, summoning the spirit of the ancient Furies, female powers who might purge the world of its multiple iniquities, is stunning. A stunning piece of one-woman, spoken word theatre.
It deals with the problem of how to reconcile the anger that comes from pain at injustice with the love you are supposed to embody. How can we be angry from a position of love? Don’t expect rants though. Zena’s fury takes a long time to build. It seems to me that there are at least two principles at work here:

1. Anger does not come from nowhere; it is not a clinical matter of chemical imbalance.
3. Our emotional states are worn out in our physical selves.
Zena is keyed into mystical, poetic truths and would reject science’s positivism (the kind of thinking that leads Lawrence Krauss to declare that “Ultimately, neurobiology and evolu…