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International Women’s Day

Dedicated this year to the women of Ukraine, Iran and

the women seeking asylum on the U.S. – Mexico border

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About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is a personal historian, essayist with humorist tendencies, lesbian activist, truth seeker and speaker in the tradition of other female Texas storytellers including her paternal grandmother. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press published her collection of first-person accounts of a few of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBTQ history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published five nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and two collections of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. Her latest book, Four Ticket Ride, was released in January, 2019. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike, Charly and Carl. She is also Naynay to her two granddaughters Ella and Molly James who light up her life for real. Born in rural Grimes County, Texas in 1946 her Texas roots still run wide and deep.
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  1. Bob says:

    Just gonna say it: Women Rule, and they should.

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  2. And here’s to all the people (women, men and children) seeking asylum in the UK 😦

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    • Absolutely!! I am celebrating you and Animal Couriers today, too!!

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      • I’m furious about the UK parliament trying to break international law by removing the right to claim asylum on reaching UK shores. Looks like it may get blown out of the water though as the EU could suspend the Brexit trading agreement. What a mess.

        We all celebrated it for you and the girls too!


  3. JosieHolford says:

    Hey – have you seen this UK latest? The Lesbian Project?
    And look who the patron is!

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    • Josie, thank you so very much for sending the link on this site, such an important project for the UK!! And I of course LOVE that Martina is a Patron. Good for her – she has been her authentic self from the days before public figures embraced their lesbian identities. The site looks great!

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      • JosieHolford says:

        The whole project looks very good and much needed. I am impressed by both Julie Bindell and Kathleen Stock. I’ve even read Stock’s book “Material Girls” – recommended. And I loved the principles they outline on the site. Clear, non-ideological, and very inclusive without getting into tangles. they already have their first research paper up on the site. On lesbian erasure. All very promising

        And yes. on Martina. I’ve been a fan of her “authentic self” since she first appeared at Wimbledon. I think she was 19.

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      • I too loved the principles they outlined. I will check out first research paper.
        Pretty has loved Martina all her life – says she would need me to give her a “pass” on her.
        Hahaha. No, thank you.

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  4. JosieHolford says:

    Just one follow up: This is by Kathleen Stock in today’s Observer (the Sunday eversion of the Guardian)on why she and Julie started The Lesbian Project;


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