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Countering the Myths

Lesbians Write about the Men in Their Lives

edited by Rosamund Elwin

Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.
Initial publish date
Dec 1996
Canadian, Men's Studies, General, Lesbian Studies, Women's Studies
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Dec 1996
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When false ideas prescribe our existence, our lives are limited, our communities are diminished, and we are, sadly, set against one another. In Countering the Myths, lesbians write about fathers, brothers, lovers, friends, co-workers, strangers. Their words are cautious, tender, urgent, angry. They dispute entrenched myths and provoke, instead, difficult questions. Their stories and poems provide an opportunity to unite in an exciting and liberating lesbian sexuality and life.

About the author

Rosamund and Michele currently live in Toronto. Rosamund likes attending to her plants and romping around with the kids. Michele likes knitting, sewing and bicycling. Rosamund Elwin has been involved in publishing for the past eight years, working on children's and adults' books. Her involvement in publishing children's books sparked her interest in writing for children. This led to the co-written stories Asha's Mums and The Moonlight Hide Seek Club. Rosamund sees publishing first-time writers as cultural activism. She enjoys publishing and wants to see many more of her ideas materialize, including anthologies on lesbians and men, and Caribbean lesbians, both of which she is currently developing.

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