The Other Facts of Life

by Pearl Cleage From Deals with the Devil and Other Reasons to Riot (1987, Ballantine) These are the other facts of life. The ones your mother probably didn’t tell you because she didn’t want to[…]

Bodylove – Full Book

Bodylove: Learning to Like Our Looks and Ourselves by Rita Freedman, Ph.D., © 1988 Click for PDF Pages Front Matter Chapter One: From Body Loathing to Bodylove 1 – 16 Chapter Two: Minding Your Body[…]

Hot Hypothalami

by Pinko Lesbo In Rain and Thunder (Summer Solstice 2000) The other day at work a straight woman acquaintance was talking about her gay nephew, probably to impress me with how liberal she is. “His[…]

Look On the Bright Side

by Anna Livia In Unleashing Feminism: Critiquing Lesbian Sadomasochism in the Gay Nineties edited by Irene Reti I arrived in California in August 1990 and everyone I knew had just left for the Michigan Womyn’s[…]

In Among the Market Forces?

by Gillian Hanscombe In An Intimate Wilderness: Lesbian Writers on Sexuality Judith Barrington, Ed. (The Eighth Mountain Press, 1991), pp. 216-220. It’s passion, not mere sex, that is the sure foundation of lesbian identity. And[…]