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About the author


Edie Daly (b. 1937), a self-described Old Lesbian Feminist, arrived at her activism by way of her coming out in 1974. In 1981 she moved to Florida, her home state, opened a women's bookstore on Madeira Beach, and within a year co-founded a Lesbian feminist organization called Women's Energy Bank (W.E.B.), which for 22 years held monthly Salons for women, for educational and social purposes. W.E.B. also produced a monthly feminist publication, Womyn's Words, for over 30 years.

Edie is a retired intensive care nurse. In 1993 her activism toward peace in the world took her to Bosnia, to engage in popular diplomacy during the wars there, and to let the people of Sarejevo know they were not forgotten. In 1995 she boarded the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) "Peace Train," traveling across Europe and Asia to Beijing for the United Nation's Fourth World Conference on Women, which marked a significant turning point for the global agenda for gender equality. Edie is a member of: Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC); Women in Black, a worldwide organization of women standing for peaceful and nonviolent conflict resolution; and Southerners on New Ground (SONG), an organization whose purpose is to build a progressive movement across the South by developing models of organizing that connect the oppressions based on race, class, culture, gender, age and sexual identity. She is an interviewer with Old Lesbian Oral Herstory Project (OLOHP), and is currently on the board of the Gulfport Public Library's Circle of Friends.

Edie's recent work with women in the Alternatives to Violence Program (AVP) at FCC Coleman, a federal prison, is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. One weekend a month, for 10 years, she facilitated experiential workshops that empowered women to lead nonviolent lives through affirmation, respect for all, community and trust-building, and cooperation. The AVP promotes the belief that there is a power for good within everyone, and that with this power we all can transform violent situations into positions of peace. AVP workshops create mechanisms for us to connect with the power within us that is transformative and healing, while developing our skills to engage in conflict nonviolently.

Edie and her wife, Jackie Mirkin, were married in California in 2008. Now in their eighties, Edie and Jackie work toward a Human Rights Ordinance in their small beach town of Gulfport, Florida. They continue to create powerful memories as they promote inclusivity across race, class, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation, and set a stirring example of their lives.

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Old Lesbian Memory Quilt
Stories told by Edie Daly on her 80th birthday

Overview


"Old Lesbian Memory Quilt" is a memoir of a Lesbian born in 1937. The idea for this book began when the author sewed an actual quilt, pictured on the cover, for her 80th birthday. Each of the quilt squares is a story in the book. The interwoven stories that make up the tapestry of this book are—like its author—engaging, heartwarming, zesty, moving, inspirational, authentic, and liberally sprinkled with humor. Although very personal in nature, Edie's stories speak to a number of broader, societal issues: the hurt and bewilderment of a child growing up in a dysfunctional family, the terror and exhilaration of "coming out", the passion and deep emotion of the tidal wave of the 1970s lesbian feminist movement, finding at age 60 the woman who is now her wife, and their ongoing activism together as they continue in their eighties to work across the lines of race, class, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation. These inspiring stories are organized into chapters like pieces of a quilt, stitched together with pictures to illustrate the story chapters.
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Description


"Old Lesbian Memory Quilt" is a memoir of a Lesbian born in 1937, only 18 years after women were "given" the right to vote. The idea for this book began by the author's creation of a lovingly hand-crafted quilt, pictured on the cover, for her 80th birthday. Edie Daly's stories are harvested from journals that she has kept throughout her lifetime. They are organized into chapters like pieces of a quilt, stitched together with pictures to illustrate the chapters of her life. Starting with her "coming out" story, Edie recounts formative experiences in her birth family, her youth, her marriage to a man, raising three children as a single parent, her radical Lesbian activism and, at age 60, finding love with Jackie Mirkin and joyfully beginning a shared life of activism.

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Overview


"Old Lesbian Memory Quilt" is a memoir of a Lesbian born in 1937. The idea for this book began when the author sewed an actual quilt, pictured on the cover, for her 80th birthday. Each of the quilt squares is a story in the book. The interwoven stories that make up the tapestry of this book are—like its author—engaging, heartwarming, zesty, moving, inspirational, authentic, and liberally sprinkled with humor. Although very personal in nature, Edie's stories speak to a number of broader, societal issues: the hurt and bewilderment of a child growing up in a dysfunctional family, the terror and exhilaration of "coming out", the passion and deep emotion of the tidal wave of the 1970s lesbian feminist movement, finding at age 60 the woman who is now her wife, and their ongoing activism together as they continue in their eighties to work across the lines of race, class, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation. These inspiring stories are organized into chapters like pieces of a quilt, stitched together with pictures to illustrate the story chapters.

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Description


"Old Lesbian Memory Quilt" is a memoir of a Lesbian born in 1937, only 18 years after women were "given" the right to vote. The idea for this book began by the author's creation of a lovingly hand-crafted quilt, pictured on the cover, for her 80th birthday. Edie Daly's stories are harvested from journals that she has kept throughout her lifetime. They are organized into chapters like pieces of a quilt, stitched together with pictures to illustrate the chapters of her life. Starting with her "coming out" story, Edie recounts formative experiences in her birth family, her youth, her marriage to a man, raising three children as a single parent, her radical Lesbian activism and, at age 60, finding love with Jackie Mirkin and joyfully beginning a shared life of activism.

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Book details

Genre:BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Subgenre:Gay & Lesbian

Language:English

Pages:110

Format:Paperback

Paperback ISBN:9781543992700


Overview


"Old Lesbian Memory Quilt" is a memoir of a Lesbian born in 1937. The idea for this book began when the author sewed an actual quilt, pictured on the cover, for her 80th birthday. Each of the quilt squares is a story in the book. The interwoven stories that make up the tapestry of this book are—like its author—engaging, heartwarming, zesty, moving, inspirational, authentic, and liberally sprinkled with humor. Although very personal in nature, Edie's stories speak to a number of broader, societal issues: the hurt and bewilderment of a child growing up in a dysfunctional family, the terror and exhilaration of "coming out", the passion and deep emotion of the tidal wave of the 1970s lesbian feminist movement, finding at age 60 the woman who is now her wife, and their ongoing activism together as they continue in their eighties to work across the lines of race, class, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation. These inspiring stories are organized into chapters like pieces of a quilt, stitched together with pictures to illustrate the story chapters.

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Description


"Old Lesbian Memory Quilt" is a memoir of a Lesbian born in 1937, only 18 years after women were "given" the right to vote. The idea for this book began by the author's creation of a lovingly hand-crafted quilt, pictured on the cover, for her 80th birthday. Edie Daly's stories are harvested from journals that she has kept throughout her lifetime. They are organized into chapters like pieces of a quilt, stitched together with pictures to illustrate the chapters of her life. Starting with her "coming out" story, Edie recounts formative experiences in her birth family, her youth, her marriage to a man, raising three children as a single parent, her radical Lesbian activism and, at age 60, finding love with Jackie Mirkin and joyfully beginning a shared life of activism.

Read more

About the author


Edie Daly (b. 1937), a self-described Old Lesbian Feminist, arrived at her activism by way of her coming out in 1974. In 1981 she moved to Florida, her home state, opened a women's bookstore on Madeira Beach, and within a year co-founded a Lesbian feminist organization called Women's Energy Bank (W.E.B.), which for 22 years held monthly Salons for women, for educational and social purposes. W.E.B. also produced a monthly feminist publication, Womyn's Words, for over 30 years.

Edie is a retired intensive care nurse. In 1993 her activism toward peace in the world took her to Bosnia, to engage in popular diplomacy during the wars there, and to let the people of Sarejevo know they were not forgotten. In 1995 she boarded the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) "Peace Train," traveling across Europe and Asia to Beijing for the United Nation's Fourth World Conference on Women, which marked a significant turning point for the global agenda for gender equality. Edie is a member of: Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC); Women in Black, a worldwide organization of women standing for peaceful and nonviolent conflict resolution; and Southerners on New Ground (SONG), an organization whose purpose is to build a progressive movement across the South by developing models of organizing that connect the oppressions based on race, class, culture, gender, age and sexual identity. She is an interviewer with Old Lesbian Oral Herstory Project (OLOHP), and is currently on the board of the Gulfport Public Library's Circle of Friends.

Edie's recent work with women in the Alternatives to Violence Program (AVP) at FCC Coleman, a federal prison, is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. One weekend a month, for 10 years, she facilitated experiential workshops that empowered women to lead nonviolent lives through affirmation, respect for all, community and trust-building, and cooperation. The AVP promotes the belief that there is a power for good within everyone, and that with this power we all can transform violent situations into positions of peace. AVP workshops create mechanisms for us to connect with the power within us that is transformative and healing, while developing our skills to engage in conflict nonviolently.

Edie and her wife, Jackie Mirkin, were married in California in 2008. Now in their eighties, Edie and Jackie work toward a Human Rights Ordinance in their small beach town of Gulfport, Florida. They continue to create powerful memories as they promote inclusivity across race, class, gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation, and set a stirring example of their lives.

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