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January 30, 2020

Dear Sinister Wisdom sisters,

I am so excited to share with you our latest issue: Sinister Wisdom 115: Lesbian Learning. Assembled by LB Johnston, the creative work in this issue asks important questions about lesbians and learning. In a heteropatriarchal world, how do we learn about women, about lesbians, and finding, nurturing, and supporting one another?

The writers featured in this issue ask the important questions about lesbians and learning, bridging the gap between a mainstream society that ignores us and the thriving lesbian communities nurturing growth and education.

Sinister Wisdom issue 115: Lesbian Learning includes creative work by Jennifer Abod Wendy, Judith Cutler, Jillian Etheridge, Molly Martin, Jessica Lowell Mason, Shelonda Montgomery, Natalie Eleanor Patterson, Yvonne Zipter and many others!

This is a fantastic issue - and I know it is now (finally!) reaching subscribers across the United States and around the world. Those of you watching closely the emails that we send out from Sinister Wisdom know that we publish issues on the 15th day of the first, fourth, and tenth months (January, April, and October) of the year (and on the 4th of the sixth month (July) of the year). Nearly always we send out the Published! email on the same day. This issue seemed to be slow in reaching people, however. It was dropped off at the post office in Baltimore on December 26th but seemed to take some extra time to wend its way through the system, so I held off on this email. It is now out in the world though. If you are a subscriber and received your copy, share a photo on social media or email me so we can see you with it!

Not a subscriber to Sinister WisdomClick here to purchase a journal subscription! A Sinister Wisdom subscription secures one or two years of Sinister Wisdom, four beautiful published each year filled with unique issues of contemporary lesbian writing and artwork delivered right to your home. If you subscribe today, your subscription will start with Sinister Wisdom 115: Lesbian LearningOrder it today. This issue will sell out quickly.

Not subscribed but just want to have Sinister Wisdom 115: Lesbian Learning? Purchase your own individual copy here. Whether you’re a one time purchaser, new subscriber, or long-time patron, I am excited for you to have this amazing issue of the journal!

In sisterhood,


Julie R. Enszer, PhD
Editor and Publisher, Sinister Wisdom

🌈 Sinister + Sapphic News 🌈  

We nominated Vi Khi Nao, Yeva Johnson, Deborah Miranda, Hannah Larrabee, Beth Brant, and Andrea Assaf as nominations for the Pushcart Prize. Congratulations to these talented writers! Sinister Wisdom is honored to house your work in our journal. Want to read their work? Click here to download the PDF versions of each piece!
It's still not too late to order your Sinister Wisdom's 2020 calendar! Featuring twelve months of queer art and important dates in LGBTQ+ history, this stunning calendar is bound to inspire you to get organized for your professional, personal, and creative life. Join Sinister Wisdom in celebrating out shared lesbian herstory with the 2020 calendar. Order one today!
Check out this adorable photo of the women of the Southern Lesbian Feminist Oral Herstory Project with their 2020 calendars!
One of Sinister Wisdom's interns, Cassidy Scanlon, wrote "Punk Rock Intervention" for PULP Mag on Medium about how punk rock shows helped her renegotiate her boundaries after experiencing sexual abuse.
"The violence of the mosh pit was unlike any of my attempts at managing my feelings with self-harm. Even when covered in sweat and beer, my limbs throbbing and my ears ringing, it was cathartic. The experience forced me to be conscious of my body and its limitations. When I needed to catch my breath, I’d take a step back. When I felt like soaring above the crowd, I asked a friend for a hand to lift me." Read more here.

We love this photo of Sinister Wisdom supporter Lynne sporting the 2019 badge used to patch a shirt! What are you using your Lesbian Badge for this year? Send us pictures of you wearing your badges (or enjoying your calendar or issues of Sinister Wisdom) to be featured on our social media channels and newsletters!
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