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Sinister Snapshot

Sinister Snapshot is Sinister Wisdom's biweekly email full of lots of fun links to articles, events, and other captivating works. As of the second installment, Sinister Snapshot begins with a featurette showcasing part of Sinister Wisdom's history, current happenings, or platforming other lesbian stories. May this archive of queer culture inspire, enthuse, and rouse you to lesbian actions!

Sinister Wisdom has a database of all books mentioned in the Snapshot here:

Previous Newsletters:
02/08/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #1
02/25/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #2: The Bull Dyke Story
03/11/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #3: The Oral Herstorians Collection
03/25/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #4: Cornell's Off Our Backs exhibit reflections by Max Backer
04/08/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #5: High Risk
04/22/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #6: Cabbage Lane Archives call for submissions
05/06/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #7: Leigh Star
05/20/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #8: Moving it Along - Elana Dykewomon
06/03/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #9: ALFA at 50
06/17/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #10: Interview with Susan Stinson about the reissue of Venus of Chalk
07/01/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #11: Lesbians to Watch Out For on tiktok by Ivy Marie Clarke
07/15/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #12: Landykes Announcement and Submissions Call
07/29/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #13: Queer Women Music Artists by Ivy Marie Clarke
08/12/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #14: Saffron: An LGBTQ+ SWANA Archive
08/26/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #15: Leslie Cagan: Antiwar Activist, Climate Organizer, Lesbian by Sydney Schmidt
09/09/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #16: The Flight of the Mind Writers Workshop
09/23/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #17: Naiad Exhibit at Florida State University by Julie R. Enszer
10/07/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #18: Meeting Merril Mushroom by Julie R. Enszer
10/21/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #19: The Sentences That Create Us Banned from Florida Correctional Facilities
11/04/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #20: Photos of "Vintage" Issues of Sinister Wisdom first insertion of "Notes for a Snapshot"
11/18/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #21: Revolutionary Optimism is a Lesbian Thing
12/02/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #22: Out of Control
12/16/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #23: In Her Words: 20th Century Lesbian Fiction
12/30/2022 - Sinister Snapshot #24: Casey McQuiston: Education in Queer Literature by Sydney Schmidt
02/10/2023 - Sinister Snapshot #25: Firebrand Books - A Lesbian Landmark by Lynette Yetter
02/24/2023 - Sinister Snapshot #26: America's First Black Lesbian Architect by Sierra Earle
03/10/2023 - Sinister Snapshot #27: Honoring Phyllis Lyon Documentary
03/24/2023 - Sinister Snapshot #28: Talking with Trailblazers
04/07/2023 - Sinister Snapshot #29: Tove Jansson and the Moomins
04/21/2023 - Sinister Snapshot #30: Drag was Always in Style
05/05/2023 - Sinister Snapshot #31: A Sturdy Yes of a People Inspires Intergenerational Discourse
05/19/2023 - Sinister Snapshot #32: Elana Dykewomon Exhibit
06/02/2023 - Sinister Snapshot #33: San Francisco Poet Laureate Emerita Hosts Reading Featuring Sinister Wisdom 128 Writers
06/16/2023 - Sinister Snapshot #34: Pat Parker on a Poster on San Francisco’s Market Street!
06/30/2023 - Sinister Snapshot #35: Flung Out of Space, A Review
08/04/2023 - Sinister Snapshot #36: Outland Communities, New Mexico: Come Create, Heal, and Expand Into Your Biggest Self
08/18/2023 - Sinister Snapshot #37: A Postcard from a Summer Internship: Feminist Bookstore News Scanning Project
09/01/2023 - Sinister Snapshot #38: Inside Carol Seajay’s Garage
09/15/2023 - Sinister Snapshot #39: Pat Parker's Poetry in Greek
09/29/2023 - Sinister Snapshot #40: Sinister Wisdom in the Wild
10/13/2023 - Sinister Snapshot #41: Archival Encounters: Sinister Wisdom at the University of Arizona Poetry Center
10/27/2023 - Sinister Snapshot #42: Sinister Wisdom at the Brooklyn Book Festival
11/10/2023 - Sinister Snapshot #43: Sinister Wisdom at Centre Pompidou
11/24/2023 - Sinister Snapshot #44: Remembering Red Jordan Arobateau


"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”
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― Leslie Feinberg

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