February 22, 2008

Hazel Dickens, Cathy Sissler, Shirley Muldowney, Urvashi Vaid

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Kirsten McCrea said...

Hazel Dickens - (1935- ) bluegrass singer whose music is characterized by a “high-lonesome” singing voice and pro-union, feminist lyrics.

Cathy Sissler - musician, writer, performance and video artist; won the Prix de Jury at the 1997 festival du Cinema et des Nouveaux Medias.

Shirley Muldowney - (1940- ) the “First Lady of Drag Racing”, she was the first woman to receive a license to drive a top-fuel dragster.

Urvashi Vaid - (1958- ) activist who has worked for 25 years promoting civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, author of ‘Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation’. Vaid believes that true liberation of lesbians and gays from injustice will only occur when the larger institutions of society and the family are transformed through lesbians and gays working within mainstream groups for inclusion and change.