Jan Marie Du Bois: Feminist, Artist, Friend – Part II

Time is getting short for Second Wave feminists. Some of those who became famous wrote memoirs; others have been written up in the histories of the period. But the women’s movement was not just a few famous names. Millions contributed, each according to her abilities. One of these was my friend Jan. I want to […]

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Jan Marie Du Bois: Feminist, Artist, Friend – Part I

Jan Du Bois and I first met early in 1977. She was living in Berkeley, working as a bookkeeper but most passionate about her art, which was French tapestry. In October 1974 I joined the Oakland Women’s Press Collective (WPC). In those days we laboriously typeset copy, printed the books on dinky little offset presses, […]

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The Day I Turned 30

December 27, 1973—my 30th birthday. It was partly cloudy, quite balmy for Manhattan in winter. I’d been living in what the previous tenant had called a “squalorific slum apartment” on the Lower East Side, paying $75 a month in rent and working part-time to support my political work—which in that year consisted of producing the […]

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An Upcoming Reading–and a Good Review

If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, please come to my reading: Date: Saturday, November 16 Time: 1-3 pm Place: 163 Alhambra St., San Francisco CA Refreshments will be served. Good literature (even if I say so myself), good company, and good eats! My latest book, A Meteor Shower, was recently reviewed in Philadelphia Gay News and […]

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