An excerpt from A Simple Revolution is featured in Women’s Review of Books

The Women’s Review of Books published a lovely and dynamic excerpt of Judy Grahn’s memoir in their 2013 May/June issue. Highlights of the excerpt include Judy’s description of the first all women’s dances occurring in Berkeley in 1970 and the formation of Bay Area collective feminist households.

From the excerpt:

“A communal erotic beat took hold of us, we began to dance with whoever was there, not as a flirtatious arrangement, but as a soaking up and spreading of a new exhilarating vibrational rate…In that first rush of sexual solidarity, we saw each other as a group of warriors, Gay Women’s Liberation’s handsome warriors. We saw each other, and we liked what we saw.”

Since 1983, the Women’s Review of Books has provided a forum for serious, informed discussion of new writing by and about women. The publication features essays and in-depth reviews of new books to ensure that feminist authors, activists, and women’s studies scholars have a dedicated forum in which to exchange ideas, research, and critical social commentary. Women’s Review of Books is published by the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College, in collaboration with Old City Publishing in Philadelphia, PA.

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