Sinister Wisdom 117: Lesbians in the City

Sinister Wisdom 117: Lesbians in the City features creative work by: Srestha Sen, Carina Julig, Roin Morigeau, T. Pomar, Rita Mookerjee, Margarita Meklina, as well as SPORTS—a selection of work from the Southern Lesbian Feminist Activist Herstory Project, edited by Rose Norman and Merril Mushroom. How do lesbians live in the city? Do they live within an intentional community? Does the city change what being a lesbian means? If so, how? This issue explores the questions—and many more, all while offering a great selection of new lesbian writing!

(Sinister Wisdom 117: Lesbians in the City published Summer 2020.)

Sinister Wisdom 117: Lesbians in the City is sold out. An ebook of the issue is available for sale here.

July 2020

Launch Reading:

August 2020

Summer's Last Gasp Reading:

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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

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― 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. “
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