Elana Dykewomon

Elana Dykewomon is a long-time social justice activist, editor and teacher living in Oakland, CA. She’s published eight award-winning books foregrounding lesbian heroism, including her Lambda-winner, Beyond the Pale, and received the 2018 Lee Lynch Classic Award from Golden Crown for her first novel, Riverfinger Women. In 2018, she was also inducted into the Saints & Sinners Hall of Fame. From 1987-94 she published the international lesbian-feminist journal, Sinister Wisdom, for which she is now co-editing a special issue on Jewish Lesbians. Currently, she is working on a full-length play about her spouse’s life and dementia, incorporating issues around the right to die, in residency with Alter Theater in San Raphael. She is grateful to all the lesbian connections that have led her to a useful old age. Facebook Author Page: Elana Dykewomon, Instagram: dykewomon1, Twitter: @dykewomon