Promise of Paradise Episode 17: Diana Wiedemann

Mar 6, 2019

 

Today we’ll be hearing from Diana Wiedemann, an Albion architect and Fifth District Mendocino County Planning Commissioner. In the early 70s, Weed, as she’s known, helped found Trillium, an all-women’s commune in Albion.

 

As a girl in the 50s, Weed was forced to give up her dream of becoming a professional athlete. And as a college student in the late 60s, she saw how men, white men, came to dominate the anti-war movement. It was a time, Weed says, when the playing field for women was very narrow.