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Doris #29

"Last fall I went on tour with my new book The Encyclopedia of Doris. The stories I like to read out loud are always so sad. I kep saying at every reading, "The next issue of Doris will be about how healing is possible and everything doesn't always have to hurt so bad and love is possible and sweet." This isn't exactly about that, but there are hints of it here. Each story holds a little hint." (intro) Includes instructions on how to fix a broken cassette tape and a story about organizing a Rock Camp for Girls.

Make Your Own History: Documenting Feminist and Queer Activism in the 21st Century

"Addresses the practical and theoretical challenges and advantages of researching, documenting, and archiving recent and contemporary activists in the feminist and queer movements. Activists, archivists, librarians, and scholars address the following issues and topics: the practical material challenges of documenting and archiving contemporary activism; theoretical perspectives and conversations; online communities and communications; 'third wave' feminism/youth and queer cultures/subcultures; the move from paper to digital archives and documents; zines; and the work of activists who employ creative/artistic/cultural approaches to work for social justice."