Sinister Wisdom 104: Lesbianima Rising

Sinister Wisdom 104: Lesbianima Rising celebrates the arts and cultural contributions of lesbian-feminists. Arts played an important role in building lesbian community and providing venues for social activism given the political and social fervor of the times. In the way that the civil rights movement produced songs and cultural events that supported ending discrimination against African Americans, so did the feminist movement spark empowered lesbian artists to produce their own cultural events, recordings, and distribution outlets. A woman-idnetified consciousness supported this culture, both spiritually and financially. Art was involved by feminist ideals carried by the artists, poets, performers, playwrights, and interwoven into production companies, recording companies, arts organizations, and into the art itself. Sinister Wisdom 104: Lesbianima Rising explores Southern lesbian and women's artistic activities between 1974 and 1996. This issue is a rich tapestry of Southern stories and reflections on the creative arts.

Behind the Issue: Sinister Wisdom 104 by Julie R. Enszer

The Rest is Herstory: Talking with the Editorial Collective of Sinister Wisdom 104 Lesbianima Rising by Julie R. Enszer

(Sinister Wisdom 104: Lesbianima Rising published Spring 2017.)

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"Empowerment comes from ideas."

Gloria Anzaldúa

“And the metaphorical lenses we choose are crucial, having the power to magnify, create better focus, and correct our vision.”
― Charlene Carruthers

"Your silence will not protect you."

Audre Lorde

“It’s revolutionary to connect with love”
— Tourmaline

"Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught."

― Leslie Feinberg

“The problem with the use of language of Revolution without praxis is that it promises to change everything while keeping everything the same. “
— Leila Raven