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Elana Dykewomon  // Posts tagged as "Elana Dykewomon"

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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19 Jun Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off on Have We Come a Long Way, Baby?

Have We Come a Long Way, Baby?

Have We Come a Long Way, Baby?

I recently went to hear a conversation between feminist icons Gloria Steinem and Letty Cotten Pogrebin and felt lucky that they were still around to reflect on from whence we’ve come. Both in their seventies, have survived cancer and were discussing how to care for loved ones who are ill without becoming a pain in […]

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26 Dec Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off on Jewelle Takes Tea

Jewelle Takes Tea

Jewelle Takes Tea

I grew up in Boston so I’ve been drinking tea since I was about 10 years old.  My great grandmother used to sip from a Brown Betty tea pot that perched on the back of the stove all day!  I love sitting down to a ‘cuppa,’ as they say in Great Britain, especially with a […]

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