Jude Hobdy interview, 2021-06-20
Scope and Contents
D.C. Oral History Collaborative (DCOHC) is a citywide initiative to train community members in oral history skills, fund new and ongoing oral history projects, connect volunteers with oral history projects, and publicize existing oral history collections. DCOHC is a project of DC Public Library, HumanitiesDC, and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C. This collection contains oral history interviews, transcripts, and indexes produced by DCOHC grantees.
- Creation: 2021-06-20
- Hobdy, Jude (Twin Jude) (Person)
Language of Materials
Biographical / Historical
Jude Hobdy, a.k.a. Twin Jude (they/them/theirs), is a Portal Being (self-existent gateway to the divine) and budding ethnobotanist co- creating sounds + frequencies that birth new conditions and realities for all of life in the here/after. Unbound by illusions of oppressive time constructs, Twin Jude Hobdy explores space freely; reaching through lapping, layered realms of the future, past, and present as one.
From the Collection: 855 Gigabytes
Jude tells the story of being born in San Diego, California to a very musical family, where they spent most of their time outdoors, playing sports, exploring. They moved to Seattle, Washington in early 2000s, where a new and different journey starts, including composing music and taking piano and vocal lessons. Jude then goes to Oakwood College in Alabama, where they deepen their musical practices, composing own songs, while facing the realities of overt racism in the South. Jude spends time in Argentina and Chile during university, where they play guitar a ton. Coming back to the States, Jude is diagnosed with a neurological condition that is not well understood and to cope with this difficult ailment, they develop interest in ethnobotany and begin to learn from herbalism from their grandmother. In 2017, Jude moves to D.C., works at a tea shop, gets to know the artistic community at Rhizome and beyond. Jude reflects on the immense value of Rhizome DC to capitol’s community, making connections across local and travelling experimental artists and providing a safe space for expression.