As a writer who has seen so many changes in the publishing industry, I am wondering what we are doing as a community to support the lesbian writers who showed us ourselves long before the L Word?
Do we read?
If so, what are we reading?
What are we looking to read?
If you were one of those writers, what would YOU do to support yourself and the community to love to write for?
My name is Sequoia and I am a graduate student in Counseling Psych and a lesbian. As part of a GLBT course I am researching lesbian parenting; both so that I can help lesbian couples as a counselor, and in preparation of my own parenting goals eventually. I want to include some women’s voices as part of my paper so that it is not just about dry research. I am collecting these perspectives through an online survey, and then I will include snippets in my paper. Everything will be anonymous and only used in this paper.
Here is the link to the survey: http://tinyurl.com/yfz4e3h
This survey is to get personalized, subjective opinions and experiences about the decision-making and interpersonal process of lesbian couples who became planned parents through donor insemination.
To complete this survey, please make sure that you match the following criteria:
- you identify as a woman-who-loves-exclusively-women, regardless of the term you choose to use.
- you and another woman decided to become parents through using donor insemination (not adoption, not from previous relationship, etc) such that either you or your partner became pregnant and the intention is to raise the child together as co-mothers.
Feel free to answer as many or as few questions as you feel comfortable, with as much or little detail as you like.
This survey will be used in a graduate counseling paper, not in formal research. The results will all be anonymous.
Thank you so much for your participation and your inspiration!
( November 20th thru 22nd 2009 - Celebrating the Spectrum of Sexuality, Gender and SexCollapse )
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