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Hi Lez Readers,

In May we're going to read Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger by Kelly Cogswell. Since I don't know a lot about this book, I'm going to poach directly from the Politics and Prose website:

"At once streetwise and wistful, "Eating Fire" is a witty and urgent coming-of-age memoir spanning two decades, from the Culture War of the early 1990s to the War on Terror. Cogswell's story is an engaging blend of picaresque adventure, how-to activist handbook, and rigorous inquiry into questions of identity, resistance, and citizenship. It is also a compelling, personal recollection of friendships and fallings-out and of finding true love--several times over. It is a rare insider's look at the process and perils of street activism, and ultimately, an empowering story of creative resistance against hatred and injustice. "

If any of you are, or know, former Lesbian Avengers, please invite them to come to the meeting. It would be very interesting to hear their take on this book and what it was like to be an Avenger.

I look forward to seeing you all in May. As always, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions for the group, feel free to email me.



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