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Takes An Uprising: A Memoir in Lesbian Parables

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by: Patricia Jackson
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Publication Date: July 30, 2013
Book Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Pages: 214
Binding: Perfect Bound
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Book Synopsis
Takes An Uprising: A Memoir in Lesbian Parables, reflects my years from a closeted schoolteacher in the early’60s to today, out and still active at 76.
In 1964, a psychiatrist diagnosed me as a paranoid schizophrenic because as a woman, I confessed loving another woman. He then recommended self-commitment to a mental institution. I sat alone in his office and fell into those deeply buried feelings of not being normal. It would be another decade before the American Psychiatric Association (APA) took homosexuality off its list of mental disorders. My journey out of internalized homophobia and into pride and defiance evolved the way people often come into our own, through activism in movements for social change.
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Anonymous
Posted: May 2, 2014
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I finished Patricia's book in 2 days because it moved me so much. I didn't want to put it down. There's not much poetry except her life itself and the choices she made. There's no division of loyalties between her and others except greed and injustice. I cried often at the human connectedness she maintained with everything she loved from women to justice for all and back again. There's a real reverence for the future and the good it can bring and that inspired me. Lynn Brown
Anonymous
Posted: May 2, 2014
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I finished Patricia's book in 2 days because it moved me so much. I didn't want to put it down. There's not much poetry except her life itself and the choices she made. There's no division of loyalties between her and others except greed and injustice. I cried often at the human connectedness she maintained with everything she loved from women to justice for all and back again. There's a real reverence for the future and the good it can bring and that inspired me. Lynn Brown
Anonymous
Posted: May 2, 2014
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I sat down with your book this evening. I couldn't put it down. I skipped dinner and I could have read it all night. Numerous times, I was very close to tears. I've not heard most of these stories, and I'm glad that you wrote this book; it is very well written. The saying goes that conqueror writes our history, or rewrites it. That is why it is important that our stories be put into print. It becomes more powerful and won't die with us. While reading it I started to have self-doubt. I can't write as well as this. How can I tell my stories? But the stories will tell themselves.Shane Hoff