Sinister Wisdom 116: Making Connections

Sinister Wisdom 116: Making Connections is the fifth issue of Sinister Wisdom's series of work edited by the Southern Lesbian Feminist Activist Herstory Project, documenting the vital lesbian-feminist activism that proliferated in the US South during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Making Connections details the extensive networking of lesbian booksellers, publishers, writing groups, and newsletter through engaging interviews, first person narratives, and innovative graphic timelines. All of this was researched & written by the Southern Lesbian Feminist Activist Herstory Project Making Connections features herstory about: Women in Print Movement, The Feminist Newsletter, Kansas City Womyns' News, Bluestocking Books, Whole Women Press, Womonwrites, Naiad Press, Rubyfruit Books, Newsletter publications in the South, and Feminist Bookstores in the South.

(Sinister Wisdom 116: Making Connections published Spring 2020.)

Sinister Wisdom 116 is SOLD OUT, but is available as a part of the SLFAHP box set For more information about the entire SLFAHP series, and how to order a boxed set, click here. Sinister Wisdom 116 is also available as an Ebook here.


May 2020

Celebration of Sinister Wisdom 116: Making Connections:

June 2020

Event with Charis Books and More.

Celebrating Southern Feminist Bookstore Herstory:

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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