Julia Penelope is no longer with us--1/19/2013

For a number of years, my wife Sue Lenaerts and I had been in touch with Julia monthly or more. We thought that it was important that someone of such value did not get lost in anonymity. We corresponded by mail and email about the simple things in life. Julia once wrote me that she was holding her truck together with duct tape. That statement never ceases to cause me to smile.
She was definitely a scholar ahead of her time with lesbian feminist politics and studies. The women's movement owes a forever thanks to this amazing woman.
Julia sent me a picture of her wolf/dog Gabriel for use on my website. This happened after I told her the name of my site was "Wailing with the Wolves."
We will miss you forever Julia. Rise in Peace.
Judith K. Witherow


Judith, I really appreciated your post here about Julia. We are going to have an obituary and remembrance of her in the summer issue of Sinister Wisdom.

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