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Carmen de Monteflores  // Posts tagged as "Carmen de Monteflores"

15 Jul Posted by in • Robin Lowey | Comments Off on New Book By Carmen de Monteflores!

New Book By Carmen de Monteflores!

New Book By Carmen de Monteflores!

The following is an excerpt from Carmen’s new novel ¡Jíbara! that tells the story of Juanita, a jíbara, a poor, young woman from the mountains of Puerto Rico, who wants to become a teacher. She attends a rural school until a hurricane forces her and her mother to migrate to the city where they end […]

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Embrace Your Inner ‘Cranky Old Lesbian’

Embrace Your Inner ‘Cranky Old Lesbian’

Whatever you plan…it happens…if you’re lucky. I have my Medicare card and as much gray hair as any women in my family ever had. So going to the July gathering of OLOC (Old Lesbians Organizing for Change) in Oakland was both unnerving and inspiring. OLOC, founded in 1989, is the only organization devoted to old […]

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Barbara Grier Broke the Silence

Barbara Grier Broke the Silence

Barbara Grier (left, shown with partner Donna McBride) passed away November 10 at the age of 79…young from my perspective, but obviously an elder in the world of lesbians and of publishing. Her history will be written in essays and PhD theses still to come, but a glimpse reveals: she was one of the editors […]

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Desert Heart

Desert Heart

The desert is still in me: the shadowed cabin, the sandy ground etched with silhouettes of Joshua trees and blossoming oleanders. I feel as if I am at the end of a road, at a place where no one has been for a long time. The wind blows and the afternoon is beaten down by […]

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Courage

Courage

What is courage and where do I find it in my life? The movie, “Conviction,” about a woman who battles to free her brother from prison, inspired me to look at my own acts of courage. Like the protagonist, I went to graduate school while going through a divorce and raising children. I also sweated […]

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Window Shopping for Lesbians

Window Shopping for Lesbians

I am a 77 year old lesbian “window-shopping” on Match.com. The big 77 scares women in the 60 – 77 age range that I am looking for. The ones in their sixties are afraid of being “over the hill”. Why is every woman, including myself, trying to find someone younger than themselves?  This is so discouraging. […]

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