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Interviewing Angela Davis at the Grandview Woman's Building in 1974 (as the Human Rights Editor of The 'L.A. Free Press') was how I began to understand the global oppression of women of color.
Meeting early feminist and lesbian leaders at WB—like…

I love this grainy picture (the original is grainy and was published that way) of me and Arlene Raven kissing during An Oral Herstory of Lesbianism at the Woman's Building in May of 1979.

The issue of HP published quite a bit of the text of the…

1979

This image of Barbara Smith is from a slide dated 2/1975. My role in this performance by Barbara Smith was to apply paint to her nude body while the audience gazed on.

1975 February

Play, cry, love, scream, laugh—I could go on and on. I feel confident to say everyone in the last SAP ’79 felt and experienced everything there is to feel and then more. I am privileged to have been a part of it. For seven weeks my life bubbled…

This is a picture of an eyebolt necklace that I used to wear religiously. Made of out of ordinary hardware, it really does say women, but also "strength without a fist." That was Sheila de Bretteville's intention when she made it originally as a…

1975

When I first came to the Woman's Building, I saw this exhibition of the work of folk artist, Grandma Prisbrey. Fascinating. It had been curated by women in the FSW, one of which was Cheri Gaulke. I remember a trip that Cheri, Nancy Angelo, and I took…

1976

This is a postcard I created with the Feminist Art Workers, Nancy Angelo, Cheri Gaulke, and Laurel Klick. They had done a performance all over the country in which they fed each other with 4-foot long forks. It was based on a story that Nancy's…

My experience as part of the First Postcard Project at the Women’s Graphic Center in the Woman’s Building, summer ’82, was transformative. I learned about offset printing, and created the very first postcard version of my Illustrated History,…

1982

Meg Linton and I spent 3 days at the Archives of American in DC in January of 2010 researching the WB. We came across a folder of letters sent to women who wrote asking about the FSW. It was so touching to see letter after letter either typed or…

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A photo by Linda Eber in my home studio during my time at the FSW.