Sinister Wisdom 35: Passing


Sinister Wisdom 35: Passing recognizes that we usually attempt to pass as more acceptable to our oppressors: for whiter, richer, straight, christian, more educated, more able-bodied, thinner, younger, male. We occasionally try to pass for those we oppress. Sometimes we try to pass for classless, raceless, ageless, by calling ourselves bohemians, artists, or spiritually awakened womyn following a path through reincarnation. This issue documents instances when we have tried to pass for something else other than ourselves and why.

Creative Work By

Terri Jewell
Judith Barrington
Ute M. Saine
Victoria Rosales
Elizabeth Clare
Cheryl Marie WAde
Adrienne Lauby
Caryatis Cardea
Jasmine Warah
Minnie Bruce Pratt
Ruthann Robson
Stephanie (CS) Henderson
Marilyn Frye

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

"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