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Sinister Wisdom #118: Forty-Five Years: A Tribute to the Lesbian Herstory Archives

Sinister Wisdom #118: Forty-Five Years: A Tribute to the Lesbian Herstory Archives

by Elvis Bakaitis, Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz and Red Washburn

5.25"x8.5", 208p, perfect-bound

$14.00

From website of the publisher of this multicultural lesbian lit & arts journal:

Forty-five years ago movements of liberation made possible the birth of a new project in the world, the Lesbian Herstory Archives. In Sinister Wisdom 118 are some of the founding stories, telling what it meant to walk first into an apartment and later into a four-story limestone building, where shame became history, secrets became shared connections and complex lesbian, queer histories were enriched by maintaining intergenerational community. A grassroots collection, the Archives was intentional about engaging with all facets and complexities of lesbian life, inclusive of diversity in race and gender-identity, from the bar life of the fifties and before, to the lesbian-feminist cultural richness of the mid-twentieth century and beyond, to the gender richness of the twenty-first. This issue honors an Archives that articulates the complexities of how lesbians make our way in the world.

 

Featuring work by

Deborah Edel

Joan Nestle

Ann Allen Shockley

Naomi Replansky

Irare Sabasu

Polly Thistlethwaite

Jewelle Gomez

Alexis Danzig

Fran Winant

 

And many others!