Patricia Lee Jackson

TAKES AN UPRISING

A Memoir in Lesbian Parables

Not until nearly three decades into my life could I begin living as my complete self. My journey out of those early years from shame into pride and defiance evolved the way people often come into our own, through movements for social change.

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Women Hold Up Half the Sky

Posted on Feb 07, 2017

Women throughout history have led revolutions. On February 28, 1917, women demanding bread for their children marched in the streets of Petrograd, and the Russian revolution arose. During the French Revolution in 1789, women to march from Paris to Versailles, … Continue reading

Raising Our Voices

Posted on Jan 18, 2017

Taunts and threats cannot silence our voices. From the moment he leaves Trump Tower to his arrival in Washington, D.C. for the Inauguration, President-elect Trump will be greeted with a wave of protests and marches that will become a tsunami … Continue reading

OpEd Project 2016-2017

Posted on Dec 18, 2016

  I was honored to be selected into the 2016-2017 OpEd Project as a Public Voices Fellow. “OpEd’s mission is to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world. A starting goal is to … Continue reading

Maybe I Just Have A Bad Apptitude

Posted on Aug 03, 2015

Are we being divided into the apps and the apps not? Recently a friend lent me her car, and not being up on which sides of which streets to park it, got a ticket, $68. Stuck under the ticket on … Continue reading

International Women’s Day

Posted on Feb 21, 2014

International Women’s Day And The United Nations 1977 Year of the Woman   International Women’s Day is a day recognizing women’s struggles and achievements and celebrated around the world each year on March 8. Women on all continents whether divided … Continue reading

Beyond Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on Sep 10, 2013

As lesbian feminists, we always believed the institution of state-sanctioned marriage was oppressive to all women and alternative relationships. Being anti-marriage is not anti-love nor a disrespect for loving commitments and bonds between people. Celebrations of love, ceremonies shared with … Continue reading