Kleya Forté-Escamilla

Kleya Forté-Escamilla was born in Calexico, California, and grew up in southwestern Arizona and in Baja California, Mexico. “I have traveled past the crossroads y mis zapatos todavía tienen mucha suela (and my shoes still have a lot of leather)!” She has a B.A. in Art, another in French/Philosophy, and an M.A. in Creative Writing. Read more »

Ibis Gómez-Vega

Ibis Gómez-Vega was born in the back of a taxi cab in Havana, Cuba. Once, she met Gertrude Stein in a carnival in Oklahoma. Another time she had dinner with Tee Corinne in Baba Yega’s in Montrose. She often wonders about the connection between the accident of her birth and her own human relevance on this sad planet. Read more »

Judy Grahn

Judy Grahn is an internationally known poet, writer, and social theorist. She currently serves as co-director and executive core faculty of the Women’s Spirituality Program at Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA. Read more »

Laurie Grobman

Laurie Grobman received her Ph.D. in English from Lehigh University in 20th Century American Literature/Multicultural Literature. She has published criticism on the work of Sandra Cisneros, Judith Ortiz-Cofer, and Toni Morrison, among others, as well as theoretical work on pedagogical issues. Read more »

Rabie Harris

Rabie Harris was born in Jamaica in 1944 and came to the U.S. in 1955. She has a B.S. in Sociology from Brooklyn College, a B.A. in English from Pace University, and an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. Read more »

Ginu Kamani

Ginu Kamani was born in Bombay, India and moved to the U.S. at age 14. She graduated with an M.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Read more »

Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz

Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, a writer, activist, and professor, was born in 1945 in Brooklyn, and has worked in social change movements since the sixties. She earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Berkeley, where she taught the first Women’s Studies course in the department. Read more »

Ellen Kuzwayo

Ellen Kuzwayo grew up in the country, but lived most of her life in the city. She spent time as a “disgruntled schoolteacher”, social worker, mother, wife, and in her sixties returned to study at the University of the Witwatersrand for a higher qualification in social work. Read more »

Audre Lorde

Poet Audre Lorde was born in New York City on February 18, 1934 to Linda Belmar and Frederick Byron Lorde, immigrants from Grenada. She wrote her first poem when she was in the eighth grade. Read more »

Rosa Montero

Born in Madrid in 1951, Rosa Montero has been a journalist for Madrid’s daily newspaper, El Pais, since 1976. She has published 11 novels, many of which have been bestsellers in Spain. Beautiful and Dark is the third of Montero’s novels to be translated into English. Read more »
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