Former Interns

A photo of Sara Gregory smiling Sara Gregory (she/they) is a lesbian writer and poet. Sara began her work with Sinister Wisdom in early 2017, acting as the associate editor for Issue 105: Passion Fruit and Wet Flowers. Sara worked extensively on the Sapphic Classic reprint of Para las duras / For the Hard Ones by tatiana de la tierra and simultaneously wrote her thesis on the activism and poetry of de la tierra. She attended Split This Rock in Washington, DC as a panelist and spoke on Para las durasand de la tierra’s oeuvre. Most recently, Sara is curating the Sinister Wisdom yearly wall calendars, which features the work of queer and lesbians artists from around the world. Sara is now on the Board of Directors for Sinister Wisdom. Find more work at their website or on Twitter @SGregory91.

A photo of Chatham Greenfield smiling
Chatham Greenfield interned for Sinister Wisdom the summer of 2019. They spent their time with the publication writing email newsletters and press releases, contributing to the digital archives, and updating the Sinister Wisdom website. Even though they're not currently working for Sinister Wisdom as they're busy with their senior year of college, the publication is still very close to their heart and is a home they're sure to return back to. Chatham is originally from Florida and currently attends Sarah Lawrence College in New York. They study creative writing and disability justice. They founded and run Sarah Lawrence's only LGBT+ literary and arts publication Over the Rainbow. Additionally, they run the school's longstanding Disability Alliance, advocating for and supporting disabled students on campus. Chatham spends their free time writing gay disabled poetry and young adult fiction, contemplating how to make the world more accessible, and crafting with their lesbian best friend.

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