And… We’re back! Sorry we were off the radar for a while: had to replace the hard drive of our main computer. But we are back up and running with a brand new episode!
Mary Capps has been an anti-racist, social justice, lesbian, feminist activist for 50 years or so, mostly in New Orleans. She served as director of the YWCA Rape Crisis Service in New Orleans and has worked in various networks & autonomous groups against violence against women, as an invited speaker, workshop facilitator and with several groups in the movement to end violence against women & children, rape, incest, battering & murder. She also took part in the Autonomous Women’s Movement of New Orleans in the 1970s. She and her current partner Alda Talley are the Godmothers of this project. When we were first getting started in our Dyke Bar research they shared their stories and their vast network so generously. We Love you, Mary and Alda, and thanks for making all this possible. This story is about how Mary found queer community finally began identifying as a lesbian.