These are a few of my other mothers. Maybe some of them are your other mothers too. —LJ

Other Mothers
Virginia Woolf
Princess Nokia
Clarice Lispector
Gayl Jones
Anna Kavan
Toni Morrison
Simone de Beauvoir
Georgia O’Keeffe
Cindy Sherman
bell hooks
Adrienne Rich
Lizzo
Anne Carson
Maggie Nelson
Audre Lorde
Diane Arbus
Kate Chopin
Marguerite Duras

The Other Canon
Once upon a time, the poet Marina Blitshteyn and I put together this OTHER canon of women and POC and queer folk. As you can see, the list is incomplete. Maybe you can help make it into the incredible resource we hoped it would become. Use liberally. Share it. Teach it. Our antecedents should not be forgotten.

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