Sinister Wisdom 36: Surviving Psychiatric Abuse and Creating Emotional Well-Being in Our Communities

Surviving Psychiatric Assault & Creating Emotional Well-Being in Our Communities

Sinister Wisdom 36:Surviving Psychiatric Assault & Creating Emotional Well-Being in Our Communities is an analysis of what's called madness has to be a major cornerstone of lesbian theory. Every womon, of every age, color, class, ability, is threatened by the existence of mental institutions. As lesbians, we know what it means to be called "sick," "deviant," "unnatural." This issue is a true support for Lesbians to lean on in a world that tries to "put them away."

Creative Works By

Margaret Robison
Tryna Hope
Rebecca Riblley
Mary Moran
Winifred Eads
Jo-Ellen Yale
Maggie Kazel
Laura Post
Diane Averill
Rosario Caicedo
Katharyn Machan Aal
Feral Willcox
Bea Loud
Chiah Heller-Zbloki
Elana Dykewomon
Bettianne Shoney Sien

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