Goddesses We Ain't

Edited by Lucy Bledsoe

This anthology offers poetry, short stories, performance pieces and autobiographical memoirs that were developed in the Tenderloin Reflection and Education Center's Women Writers Workshop. A dozen women from different cultures explore the landscape of love, language, literacy and liberation. In forms as diverse as the personalities of the participants. Edited and introduced by workshop facilitator, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, the collection cuts to the heart of women's concerns today.

"These pages burn from the flaming tongues of these truth-tellers and soothe sayers. In their righteous recognition of the `Haves and the Have-Nots,' they make home in the most `tender' and vulnerable parts of this city."
Cherrié Moraga

ISBN: 0-9625153-2-9
96 pages, perfect bound paperback $9.95

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Freedom Voices publishes works that speak to or from communities on the margins. Founded in 1989 in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District the press has grown from its origins as a community publisher to include works from around the globe.

FV works closely with the TallMountain Circle which produces, promotes and distributes Mary TallMountain’s literary works and chooses the winners of the TallMountain Award for Creative Writing and Community Service.

FV also distibutes New Earth Publications imprint such as translations of Nicaraguan Ernesto Cardenal’s Quetalcoatl , Costa Rican activist Luisa Gonzalez’s autobiography and Voice of Fire, Communiques and interviews from the Zapatista National Liberation Army.

Freedom Voices is a project of the non-profit Tenderloin Reflection and Education Center and organizes public readings and writing workshops in conjunction with the Center. Freedom Voices is also a partner in the Encounters in the Americas/Encuentros de los Americas project for popular literacy. The founding editor of Freedom Voices is B. Jesse Clarke. Editorial decisions are made by a collective of writers, activists, and street scholars.