Current Interns

A photo of Kathleen Quaintance smiling and holding a sign

Kathleen Quaintance
(she/her) works on archival research to prepare for oral history interviews of former Sinister Wisdom contributors and editors. She also helps out with Twitter. She is an artist and historian who is extremely passionate about crafts and education. In her free time, she likes pickling things, weaving, sewing, and woodworking. Her art can be found on Instagram at @kathleenmakesthings.

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Nadine Rodriguez is a 24-year-old Florida International University graduate with a B.S in Journalism and Art Minor. They are a Sinister Wisdom intern for a variety of things, including editor interviews, blog posts, and organizing multimedia projects. Nadine is also a photographer focusing on gender expression and sexuality and is fascinated with writing, reading, campy horror movies, and spending time with their girlfriend. You can follow them at @achyknees on Instagram and visit their website.

A photo of Cassidy Scanlon Cassidy Scanlon is an intern for Sinister Wisdom whose responsible for a variety of transcription, administrative, and social media tasks. She works primarily on Sinister Wisdom's Twitter page, posting quotes from famous lesbians and sharing articles about queer history. Cassidy also helps draft Sinister Wisdom's email campaigns. When she's not working for Sinister Wisdom, Cassidy spends her time writing sapphic fiction, exploring the swamps of Florida, and unwinding with her Leo girlfriend. You can follow her on Twitter @sassidysucklon and visit her website at website.

A photo of Salomé Grasland Salomé Grasland is an intern and artist for Sinister Wisdom who is applying her Virgo skills to help organize and distribute back orders of issues as well as creating art for the journal. In her free time Salomé can be found wrestling dogs, free diving in the Florida springs, and getting lost while traveling in strange places. Check out her Facebook page Art by Sam Gras or her insta @Art_by_Sam_Gras_.

"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