Third Woman Pulse
#20YearsTooLate Part 2
January 26, 2016

Do You Ever Survive the Journey Whole? #20YearsTooLate by Sonia Guiñansaca “We tell a story to survive a memory in much the same way the oyster survives an invading grain of sand. The pearl is the story of our lives, even if most wouldn’t admit it.” – Sandra Cisneros It is 1995 when I prepare […]

Fuck “The Triumph of the Human Spirit”
December 17, 2015

Fuck “The Triumph of the Human Spirit”: On Writing Dirty River, Queer Disabled Femme of Color Memoir and The Joys Of Saying Fuck You to Traditional Abuse Survivor Narratives by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha 1. In October, the memoir, Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home, that I started working on in 2004, hit […]