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Yolantha Harrison-Pace is the author of WING PLUCKED BUTTERFLY: one woman’s war on hate crimes against women and children, and WHERE THE THUNDER HIDES: Shout, Mammy, Shout. She currently has a play being produced at Berea College called THE WHOLE SKY, which presents the audience with a “reality theater challenge” between white women and black women. She is listed in Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African-American Women in Literature (Amber, 2006). She can be contacted at

Christine Mourre is a freelance flutist and instructor in downtown Toronto. She lives with her husband and four-year-old daughter and enjoys painting as a hobby. She can be reached at

Janet Mason is an award winning writer of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry whose literary commentary is regularly featured on This Way Out, an international LGBT radio syndicate based in Los Angeles and aired on more than 400 radio stations in the U.S. and abroad. Tea Leaves: a memoir of mothers and daughters is published by Bella Books (2012). Her chapbooks of poetry, include When I Was Straight (Insight To Riot Press) and a woman alone (Cycladic Press). You can visit her at

Lizzy Poole is a writer, poet and photojournalist from Maine and Florida. Her work is in the Maine Women Writers Collection at Westbrook College, University of New England, Portland, Maine. Her periodical, Fish Rapper Digest/Radical Journey, is in the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA.

Melissa Maxwell’s drama, SALT IN A WOUND, received five Black Theater Alliance Award nominations, including Best Play and Best Writer, and a Production of the Year nomination from The African American Arts Alliance of Chicago. Her comedy, UNREQUITED LOVE, received an Audelco Award nomination, and won New Professional Theatre’s Our Words Award for excellence in playwriting. It is now in print, and available at FETUS ENVY was produced in the 2004 NYC Fringe Festival. She is also an accomplished actor and director. For a full list of credits, visit her website:

susan lebow, a native of seattle, is an ascap published songwriter with two co-written songs on the 1984 moby grape album. her writing has been published in ms. magazine, said it, and many other feminist publications. her cookbook tofu now was published in 2004 and made the seattle times 3rd place books bestseller list. (she donates 40 percent of the book's profit to NOW. it is available at - click on health. her novel a girl of little promise is currently infront of publishers.

Allison Dunlap ( is permanently attached to her home in Denver, Colorado but resides with pleasure in Washington, DC. She is a student of English at Georgetown University.

Christine Stark is a writer and visual artist of American Indian and European heritage. Her work has been published in numerous periodicals and anthologies including, The Florida Review; Blue Earth Review; Poetry Motel; Prostitution, Traficking, and Traumatic Stress; and Our Choices, Our Lives: Unapologetic Writings on Abortion. She is a co-editor (with Rebecca Whisnant) of Not for Sale: Feminists Resisting Prostitution and Pornography. Currently, she teaches writing and literature at a community college in Minnesota. "Three chicken" and "Cricket delivers" are excerpts from her novel-in-progress, Nickels.

Judith K. Witherow, an American Indian, writes about life experiences with disability, sexual orientation, race, class and gender. Her work appears in numerous anthologies, magazines, women's studies textbooks and lesbian/feminist publications. Judith is on the Board of Directors of Sinister Wisdom. Her book of poetry All Things Wild was reviewed in Lambda Book Report. Judith is the winner of the first annual Audre Lorde Memorial Prose Contest for Non-fiction. Visit her website at

Kathleen O'Grady is a Research Associate at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University, Montréal, and the Director of Communications for the Canadian Women's Health Network. Her publications can be found at:

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