Sinister Wisdom 116: Making Connections

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.

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

Plus, two graphic timelines document:
• Newsletter publications in the South
• Feminist Bookstores in the South

Researched & written by the Southern Lesbian Feminist Activist Herstory Project

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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