Our stories our lives

January 28, 2010 at 1:45 pm Leave a comment

As the editor of ReadTheseLips.com I say that a lot because I am interested in all aspects of lesbian lives. There isn’t much more I can do except to show you, dear reader, that our publications, like all lesbian publications, are important stones towards build a stronger identity and appreciation of who we are and what we (lesbians) do.  Our lives are much more than genre or, for some,  fantasy but how to find the little things that matter, that contribute towards the lesbian persona of  a woman. It is the sum of our parts that we sometimes have to break down to show that they matter in making the whole.

To remind us that we can be as similar and as wildly different, here’s a talk by Chimamanda Adichie about the dangers of homogeneity in literature.

Link.

As an analogy, a quote from this unrelated article which I think underscores the future that will isolate those of us who think queer culture is only acceptable if it’s homogenous.

an ethnically homogenous people who had worked with a common purpose and set of values …were now insular and xenophobic.

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News, updates and links from the lesbian and publishing ‘verse that interest me, my current projects, keeping up with authors and sharing musings on middle-class life, gourmet adventures and comparisons between East/West perspectives. My opinions will likely be linearly logical and gayly bent, as they tend to be.