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🌷 Sinister Wisdom 115: Lesbian Learning Cover Reveal 🌷

December 15, 2019

Dear Sisters,

In a our heteropatriarchal world, where lesbian and queer women's contributions are diminished and erased, how do lesbians learn? How do we learn about women, about lesbians, and finding, nurturing, and supporting one another? Writers in the next issue of Sinister Wisdom engage these and other questions, grappling with the ways to answer these questions--and the answers themselves. I am excited for you to have this issue of Sinister Wisdom and I am excited for you to see the cover!

Sinister Wisdom 115: Lesbian Learning, edited by LB Johnston and Julie R Enszer, explores the ways lesbians learn to be themselves, express their desires, and learn from their community. The cover art is by Lisa Congdon, best known for her colorful, graphic drawings and hand lettering. The back cover features a beautiful painting by Pamela Dodds. I fell in love with both of these images the moment I saw them. The front cover is available as a preview here!

This fantastic issue of Sinister Wisdom officially publishes on January 15, 2020. It will go in the mail to subscribers from our mail house in Baltimore, MD on December 26th, so look for it to be winging its way to you soon if you are a subscriber!

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 Learning. Order 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!

Below you will find many more updates about the happenings at Sinister Wisdom. Our year end fundraising is very strong. Thank you to everyone who has donated, subscribed, and supported Sinister Wisdom. We have raised over $8,500 in our year end campaign. (Happy dance! Thank you to all!) I appreciate all of the support and the kind notes from people sending in checks and electronic payments to make sure Sinister Wisdom is strong in 2020. As I write in the thank you notes, great issues are planned for next year, I cannot wait to share them with you.

We are mailing furiously in advance of the holidays, so if you order anything prior to December 17th, we are committed to getting it to you in time to gift! During the last week of December, we will slow down our shipping and probably only run to the post office one time that week, but will resume our regular schedule in January.

I'm hoping to unwind at the end of the year and catch up on some reading. You will receive a few more updates from Sinister Wisdom before year's end, but if you miss those, thank you for being a part of Sinister Wisdom in 2019, for reading the words of lesbians, for engaging in the worlds lesbians imagine and create. Your support makes the journal possible.

In sisterhood,


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

 Sinister Wisdom News 

🌹 Have you ordered gour Sinister Wisdom calendar yet? 🌹 

Sinister Wisdom's 2020 calendar is only $15 + $4.20 for shipping, and it lasts the entire year! Every month features fantastic work by queer artists such as Amalia Russiello, gggrimes, Mi Ok Song Bruining, Vivian Pantoja Ortega, Editha “Aster” V. Delgado, Art Twink & many others. Want a preview of some of the work in the calendar? Click here to check them out!  

As an important part of our end of the year fundraiser, the Sinister Wisdom 2020 calendar does more than just enrich busy schedules and thrill the eye; the calendar is a vital part of what keeps the journal thriving. Join Sinister Wisdom in celebrating out shared lesbian herstory with the 2020 calendar! Order one today!

Of course, a subscription to Sinister Wisdom makes a great holiday gift as well. To give a gift subscription, simply fill out the subscription form and send an email to Julie at julie at SinisterWisdom dot org and she will send a gift card acknowledgement of your gift and ship the first issue of the subscription without delay. Questions? Feel free to email her.

Notes for A Revolution is also a fantastic holiday gift! Many women have also purchased it and been delighted! We would be happy to send out a copy directly to you or to anyone you designate as a thoughtful gift for the holidays. If you want to mail it to a different address--and with a handwritten gift card--just add a note to check out with paypal or email Julie and she will make sure it is delivered exactly as you wish.

There are also a wonderful selection of back issues to choose from as holiday gifts. When you give the gift of reading, you give friends, relatives, comrades, and confidantes hours of pleasure!

Thank you for all you do to support Sinister Wisdom this holiday season!
Adrienne Rich's collection of poems Twenty-One Love Poems queers the famous work by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. Our intern, Cassidy Scanlon, wrote in "Revisiting Adrienne Rich's "Twenty-One Love Poems" about how Rich's poems helped her embrace her women-loving sexuality. Read it here!
Our lovely board member, Sara Youngblood Gregory, has a new piece on VICE called "Chronic Pain Made My Sex Life Better, Not Worse." Sara explores how chronic pain has impacted her sex life in a positive way, helping them cultivate "a strong sense of entitlement to finding pleasure in [their] body." Read the essay here.
Did you know Sinister Wisdom makes playlists on Spotify? Check out our latest one, Sweet Like Sin, which features songs and artists that explore the complicated relationship between religion and women-loving-women sexuality.

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