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Sinister Wisdom 56: On Language

Sinister Wisdom 56: On Language is a venue to discuss the opposition diverse lesbians face in trying to define themselves within the patriarchal language they live in. This issue is also a celebration to the women who fight to make not only their own voices heard, but the voices of all women. Featuring work by Akiba Onáda-Sikwoia, Diane Doumit, Elisa Lucero, Margaret M. Pavel, Huda Jadallah, Kyos Featherdancing, Ananda Esteva, Sandy Tate, A. Miriasiem Barnes, Amber Garland, an interview with Fan Warren, and much more!

Creative Works By

Akiba Onáda-Sikwoia
Diane Doumit
JBWiley
Elisa Lucero
Jennifer Tucker
Margaret M. Pavel
Karla Nitchmann
Leatha Jones
Pola
Sauda Burch
Annalee Wade
Huda Jadallah

And More!

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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

“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

"Live your lives, honorably and with dignity."

Andrea Dworkin

“Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught.”
― Leslie Feinberg