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Book Review / Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Page Count: 309

Date Finished: August 18, 2017

This one is rough to say the least. It’s even more painful knowing that the novel is semi-autobiographical. 636 more words

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Meditations for Queer Femmes -- “What, you think we needed your permission?”*

“What is it with all these quotes?” my father asked me plaintively. I was in grad school getting an MFA in Creative Writing at one university and he was well into his 30th year teaching philosophy at another. 760 more words


An Introduction...

It feels like I have been threatening to start a blog for Moon after Moon at this point…

…but alas, I’ve been finding it challenging to get started— which is most likely a product of my anxieties surrounding vulnerability and being misunderstood in combination with my primal fear of not being loved or seen or heard. 779 more words


Femme Friday – Dorothy Allison

I heard Dorothy Allison read from Bastard Out of Carolina way back in the day at the late-lamented feminist bookstore, New Words in Inman Square, Cambridge, MA. 723 more words


Dorothy Allison on How America Devalues Those Who are 'Other'

At Lenny, Kaitlyn Greenidge interviews Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard out of Carolina, on growing up poor, finding her voice, overcoming the stigma of poverty, and… 189 more words


Meditations for Queer Femmes -- Be the Loved Version

“Let me tell you a story,” says Dorothy Allison in her book, Two or Three Things I Know for Sure. “If I could convince myself, I can convince you. 431 more words