Sinister Wisdom 127: On Transfer

Sinister Wisdom 127: On Transfer is a transition, a change, a movement, a shift, a relocation. Consider the physical ways lesbians transfer ourselves and our artifacts through space, time, life, and death. Ponder the ways our identities and views shift and morph over time, transferring into us new understandings of ourselves, our communities, and the worlds around us. Sinister Wisdom 127: On Transfer, smartly conceived and executed by curator Susannah Magers, explores all these transfers and more. In this volume, Magers posits that a component essential to a successful transfer is trust. The poems, art, stories, and conversations in Sinister Wisdom 127: On Transfer invites readers to entrust in the tides of transformation, to believe in the power of ourselves, our loved ones, and the power of change as buoys to a radically connected, liberated world. Enjoy this profound engagement with transfer in this issue—as well as wonderful new writing and art by lesbians.

Featuring Work by:
• Lynn Harris Ballen
• Nomi F. Beesen
• Camila Coddou
• Maddy Court
• Welly Fletcher
• Lenn Keller
• Mev Miller
• Anna Olver
• Karen Poppy
• Kara Q. Smith
• Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz
• Elizabeth Train-Brown
• Sarah Werthmann
& More!

(Sinister Wisdom 127: On Transfer published Winter 2023.)

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Sinister Wisdom 127: On Transfer Roundtable

Lesbian Publishing in the '70s, '80s, '90s, and Beyond

Lesbian Visual Arts Panel

Drastic Dykes and Accidental Activists: Queer Women in the Urban South

Multicultural Lesbian Publishing in the 80s, 90s, and Beyond!


"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