Sinister Wisdom 76

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In this 76th issue of Sinister Wisdom we continue our long legacy of tender, fierce, life-changing words and images. Sinister Wisdom has been sending passionate love letters to the Lesbian community for more than thirty years. As we know so well, we are writing for our lives. In the gynergizing words of Mary Daly, let us keep Spiraling further out, continuing our Intergalactic Voyaging, and charting the Daring way for others (Outercourse: The Be-Dazzling Voyage, Harper, 1992).

Special notes of appreciation go to the many Lesbians who, with generosity of spirit, keep Sinister Wisdom alive and well. To name a few: Rose Provenzano (for her amazing intuition, vision, kindness, generosity and solidarity); Susan Levinkind (for steadfast work behind the scenes); Roxanna Fiamma (for listening and courage); Kimba Fusch and Jan Shade (for layout expertise and perseverance); Moire Martin (for coordinating bulk mailings); Stacee Shade (for hard work and tenacity, especially at the post office); Sue Lenaerts (for website magic); Judith Witherow and other board members (for support and advice); Juanita Ramos, Julie Enszer and others past and future (for brilliant guest editing); and many other wise, inspiring Lesbians for believing in the importance of Lesbian words and images (see page * for more names). AND THANK YOU to our gifted writers and artists for making these pages come alive once again.

For those of you wondering how you can help Sinister Wisdom celebrate her 33rd Anniversary and beyond, there are many ways to help us continue our important work:

Organize a Sinister Wisdom Reading/Celebration in your area
Encourage your friends, libraries, and bookstores to subscribe
Give Sinister Wisdom for birthdays, holidays, and special occasions
Organize a benefit or subscription drive for Sinister Wisdom in your area
Become a sustaining subscriber by adding money to your subscription
Put a notice in local papers and newsletters
Help spread the word at events, online, etc.
Fran Day
Sebastopol, California

Cover Art:
In the Desert by Jean Weisinger (front)

Gaye Adegbalola
Rosita Angulo Libre de Marulanda
Linda Bacci
Lynn Brown
Glorya Cabrera
Cathy Cade
Merina Canyon
Giovanna Capone
Robin Carstensen
Lenore Chinn
Kelly Cogswell
Tee A. Corinne
Ronnisha Crawford
Marva Edwards
Lillian Faderman
Vicki Garcia
Diane Germain
Alix Greenwood
Susan Hawthorne
Azaan Kamau
Sue Lenaerts
Judy Lightwater
Jane Mara
Janet Mason
Mary Meriam

Strength by Ellen Williams (back)

Finola Moorhead
Ruth Mountaingrove
Nancy Nau
Marjorie Norris
Erin O'Riordan
Laura Rifkin
Lilith Rogers
Heather Springer
Jean Taylor
Barbara A. Thomas
Julie Marie Wade
Jean Weisinger
Win Weston
Ellen Williams
Judith K. Witherow
Cindy Zelman

"Empowerment comes from ideas."

Gloria AnzaldĂșa

"Your silence will not protect you."

Audre Lorde

"Live your lives, honorably and with dignity."

Andrea Dworkin