Author Archives: Mickey

About Mickey

I am a community health researcher and scholar from San Francisco State University, and have 25 years of experience studying lesbian/bisexual women's health.

Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

Don’t you just love it when you read something that jolts you to attention; that makes you consider another perspective? I had that experience a few weeks ago when I read an article in the Hastings Center Report special issue … Continue reading

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Feeling Optimistic Today!

It’s the eve before leaving for the GLMA conference, and the second annual Nursing Summit. I have been excited for the conference for a number of reasons, including getting away from the early fall semester chaos and the dozens of … Continue reading

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Call for Papers

“The Intersections of Trans* and Lesbian Identities, Communities, and Movements” A Special Issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies Genny Beemyn and Mickey Eliason, Guest Editors Deadline for proposals: November 1, 2014 The Journal of Lesbian Studies, a peer-reviewed academic … Continue reading

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Forgive a brief rant and rave…

I am sitting at Mel’s diner in foggy San Francisco doing paperwork over breakfast. In my bag, I have three articles that I have been pondering this week. Two are pending publication, work by faculty colleagues across the country. One … Continue reading

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The effects of risk discourses in communities

During the past 18 months, I have worked on the federally funded Doing It For Ourselves project, targeting older women of size for nutrition, physical activity, and stress reduction activities. It has been an interesting process that has challenged my … Continue reading

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