“I became an autonomous, independent individual who supported herself and made her own decisions and created a life that was radically different from the life that my mother lived.”
Publisher, editor and writer. D.C. Women’s Liberation Movement. Co-founded the feminist newspaper Off Our Backs, in Washington, D.C. Co-founded The Furies, in Washington, D.C., 1971. Co-founded Diana Press, a lesbian-feminist publishing house and printing press in Baltimore, MD, 1972. Co-founded the Feminist Economic Network and the Women’s Building, in Detroit, MI, 1975.
Interviewed by Judy Waxman, July 2022
Photo. Members of the Furies Collective. L to R: Ginny Berson, Susan Baker (not a Fury), Coletta Reid, Rita Mae Brown, Lee Schwing. 1972 [Photo “JEB (Joan E. Biren)”].