KIPPY, Pray for the Dead and Fight Like Hell for the Living!
|KIPPY, Pray for the Dead and Fight Like Hell for the Living! |
Yesterday would have been Kip Tiernan’s 94th birthday, a long time Mass Ave resident in the South end. Kip, or Kippy, was the founder of Rosie’s Place in 1974 which still operates in the South End. Rosie’s Place was the FIRST EVER women’s shelter in the United States and continues to provide a sanctuary of Kip’s vision to women in need. Kippy also founded The Greater Boston Food Bank in 1978, (out of her car) which now serves over 50 million meals a year!
Claremont Neighborhood Association resident Gail Phaneuf (engineer, playwright, educator and performer) has created a one-woman show of an imagined conversation of Kip today. The show was to premier a few months ago at the South Historical Society but was cancelled due to COVID 19. The show is now on line and can be accessed by clicking on the link below. The film is 1 hour in length, and will best be viewed as a stage show. Gail is hoping to get back on stage as soon as the virus permits.
Thank you Gail for your creativity and bringing Kippy back to us at such a challenging time in our history.