Dorothy Parker

"You can lead a whore to culture but you can't make her think." - challenge at the Algonquian hotel when Dorothy insisted that every word in the English language can be used easily.

"She ran the gamut of emotions from A to B." - on Katherine Hepburn's performance in a play

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Hello. I'm Heather. I'm 21, and a senior at UC Santa Cruz. My majors are literature and history, I'm obsessed with the 18th century Atlantic world, and I love reading/writing with a feminist/fem theory slant.

Current favorites include Barbara Kingsolver, Jane Austen, Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Judith Butler, Gilbert and Gubar, and Gayatri (sp?) Spivak.

I also just finished Liberty's Daughters, by Mary Beth Norton, one of my favorite historians. She focuses on women's experience during the American Revolution and afterward.

So, I guess that's it for now. This is a cool community. I'm not a women's studies major so I never felt right in the other feminist-themed communities, but I am an avid reader and writer. Here's a poem I wrote with multiple female literary references you might enjoy:
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Welcome....

Hi and welcome!! Just a quick intro on myself....My name is sarah, im 23 yrs old and live in southern california. I love to read. I also write poetry and songs and have been working on some fiction. Some of my fav. writers are Maya Angelou, Angela Davis, Dorothy Allison, James Baldwin, Susan Jane Gillman, Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, aaaahhhh there are soooo many i can't even think of them all right now. Anyways go ahead and post:
an intro
some of your fav writers/books
what yr reading now
anything you have written
anything on women writers