I hope that this email finds you well and thriving in these difficult and unusual times in the United States and around the globe. My family and I are sheltering in place in our home in Dover, Florida where the world-wide headquarters of Sinister Wisdom is. We spend our days working remotely and playing with the three Saint Bernards with whom share our home and our strong-headed cat, Vita. I am thinking about all of you and hope that you are safe and well and looking forward to reading the next issue of Sinister Wisdom! (It is in the mail!) Sinister Wisdom is open for business at this time of shutdowns and quarantines; I hope that our schedule and production will not be obstructed by the current challenges but I will update you if they are.
Now - onto our usual email - a cover reveal of Sinister Wisdom 116: Making Connections!
The Southern United States is often characterized as a dangerous place for queer folk, a reputation that overshadows the herstorical legacy of lesbian activisms that has existed there for decades.
Sinister Wisdom 116: Making Connections is the fifth issue of Sinister Wisdom's series of work edited by the Southern Lesbian Feminist Activist Herstory Project, documenting the vital lesbian-feminist activism that proliferated in the US South during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Sinister Wisdom 116: Making Connections details the extensive networking of lesbian booksellers, publishers, writing groups, and newsletter through engaging interviews, first-person narratives, and innovative graphic timelines.
Researched & written by the Southern Lesbian Feminist Activist Herstory Project, Sinister Wisdom 116: Making Connections features herstory about lesbian presses and two graphic timelines that document newsletter publications and Feminist Bookstores in the South.
This fantastic issue of Sinister Wisdom officially publishes on April 15, 2020. It is already in the mail to subscribers from our mail house in Baltimore, MD, so expect to receive it soon if you are a subscriber!
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A big heartfelt thank you to all of our subscribers and supporters of Sinister Wisdom. The journal would not be possible without you! Thank you, too, to Cassidy who has been putting together excellent email newsletters with me for the past few months, often responding immediately to emails that I dash off saying OMIGOSH! We need another email newsletter! Cassidy, I appreciate your commitment to Sinister Wisdom and working with you!
To all reading, may you have a blessing of time and grace while we shelter in place and may we all enjoy the sun together again when we can emerge.