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Elizabeth Berrey and I have an article that was just published in Sinister Wisdom titled “Cassandra: Lesbian (Non)Presence in Nursing!” We were delighted to have this opportunity to document some of Cassandra’s history, while at the same time reflecting on what that experience meant to us!
For those wondering what that experience was, in 1982 a group of nurses at the American Nurses Association convention in Washington, DC, formed Cassandra: Radical Feminist Nurses Network. We were gathered at the end of June, at the same time as the June 30th, 1982 “death” of the ERA. Women and men from all over the country were gathered in the nation’s capitol to grieve the loss of that amendment, but also to express a commitment to move forward. There were celebrations, concerts, demonstrations all over the district, and then there was the ANA convention. For those of us present at the convention…
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