A Woman Like That: Lesbian And Bisexual Writers Tell Their
The act of "coming out" has the power to transform every aspect of a woman's life: family, friendships, career, sexuality, spirituality. An essential element of self-realization, it is the unabashed acceptance of one's "outlaw" standing in a predominantly heterosexual world.
These accounts -- sometimes heart-wrenching, often exhilarating -- encompass a wide breadth of backgrounds and experiences. From a teenager institutionalized for her passion for women to the mother who must come out to her young sons at the risk of losing them -- from the cautious academic to the raucous liberated femme -- each woman represented here tells of forging a unique path toward the difficult but emancipating recognition of herself. Extending from the 1940s to the present day, these intensely personal stories in turn reflect a unique history of the changing social mores that affected each woman's ability to determine the shape of her own life. Together they form an ornate tapestry of lesbian and bisexual experience in the United States over the past half-century.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thanemal - LibraryThing
'A Woman Like That' is a series of collected personal essays and reflections by various queer females from across the country. Many of the stories are very endearing and heart wrenching as women of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ehough75 - LibraryThing
This was an ok book. I don't know if I classify them as coming out stories. They were more of first experiences with a woman. Still very important a persons life and worth telling. However most of these stories were vague and lackluster. Read full review
A LETTER TO SOME LESBIANS WHOVE BEEN OUT FOR A LONG TIME
COMING OUTOR GOING MORE DEEPLY IN?
A COVER GIRL COMES OUT
MIND AND BODY
THIS GIRL IS DIFFERENT
RED LIGHT GREEN LIGHT
RICHARD NIXON AND ME
WHAT COMES FIRST
HOUSE OF CORALS
BRIDE OF CHRIST
THE COMING OUT OF A GAY PRIDE CHILD
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A Woman Like That:: Lesbian And Bisexual Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories
No preview available - 1999