THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Linda “Clarkie” Clarke
“I’m happy with the small ripples of effects I’ve had on many things.”
Author, professor. Member of the original CR Supergroup #1 (the first of 28 CR groups open to all feminists in New York City), and helped establish several other groups in NYC dedicated to lesbian/feminist theorizing, 1970 – 1972. Co-founder, with Kate Millett and Sophie Keir, of The Farm, a feminist art colony in Poughkeepsie, NY, 1980. Since 1999 she has written the newsletter Ravings, dedicated to the earth and her creatures. Clarke earned a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire in 1988, an M.Ed. from Bank Street College in 1990 and an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1993.
Interviewed by Rebecca Lubetkin, Legacy, August 2021
Photo 1. Kate Millett and Linda at gay rights demonstration, Albany, New York, 1971. Photo by Diana Davies. Photo 2. Kate Millett and Linda at the Farm. Photo 3. Joan Casamo and Linda Clarke.
More About Linda:
- Ravings, Linda Clarke’s website
- Veteran Feminists of America
- Our Last Days with Dolores Alexander, Linda Clarke and Joan Casamo, 2008
- Feminist Day at Kate Millett’s Farm – August 1992
- Moderator: Linda Clarke, Camera: Julie Weber
- Panelists: Ti-Grace Atkinson, Flo Kennedy, Kate Millett, Vivian Gornick
- Reading by Kate Millett from two of her books, The Politics of Cruelty and Mother Millett
- Cited in Barbara Love’s book, Feminists Who Changed America, page 86