The WAND is a monthly publication of Womynspace, an
organization designed by and for womyn, and operated by a
steering committee. Opinions expressed in articles printed
herein do not neccessarily reflect the views of the editors of
the WAND or the Womynspace organization as a whole.
Submissions to the calendar must be camera-ready,with
three inch columns. Groups may send us notice of their regular
meetings and special events by the 15th of the month for the
next month's issue. We are glad to network with other groups
that work for social change and share a feminist perspective.
Submissions of articles, poetry and cover art should have
positive, coalition building content and will be printed at the
discretion of the Newletter Committee. Articles maybe
submitted on IBM type diskettes, 5.25" or 3.5", ASCII format.
Submissions must be signed; specify your byline or if you wish
your name to be withheld. Women contributing articles are
invited to the WAND layout, around the 20th of the month at
6:30pm (check the WAND calendar). Please include a phone
number with any submissions so we can call you if significant
editing is required due to lenght.etc. We print as much as
space allows: current events are first priority. We would like
to have a portfolio of material we could use in future WAND
issues when we have a quiet month with less events and more
space for articles or poetry. For return of any material, please
enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. We need
community support to ensure the WAND is a comprehesive
networking directory for the women's community.
Womynspace is a 100% volunteer organization.
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Benefits of membership include a subscription to the WAND,
discounts on Womynspace events; and discounts with
advertisers listed under Membership Discounts. Womynspace
produces a Halloween and Valentina dance and two retreats,
usually in the fall and spring; events are womyn only and
chem-free. We respect the diversity of the women's community
and at this point of Woraynspace's herstory, many of our active
members are not chem-free, but we feel it benefits the
community to provide chem-free space. Essentially, chem-free
means smokers smoke outside and drinkers drink at a
restaurant or bar after the event with other Womynspace
supporters. Finding affordable rental space for dances and
other events has always been a problem. Aquiring permanent
community space is a long-term goal of Womynspace.
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dream. Enclosed is $ dues for one year.
The suggested contribution for membership is $25.00 on
the basis of "more if you can, less if you can't."
LIFE MEMBERSHIPS $500.00.
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Rosann Daumas. Myotherapist 741-4420 15% discount
Lucia's Garden, 2942 Virginia 10% off on purchases
Karen Hanson, A.C.S.W. 667-5733 $15 off on initial visit
Moore & Hunt Attorneys 522-4282 10% off total legal fees
Dr. Maryann Tomko, DC 529-9551 20% off initial office visit
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Contact Laurie Eiserioh for more information, 512-474-5475.
For Immediate Release
The Allan G. Calkin Fund, the research and education branch of the Lesbian/Gay Rights Lobby of
Texas, announces the commencement of phase two its statewide appointments project. During her
term of office, Governor Richards will male over 4,000 appointments to state boards and
commissions. These boards and commissions regulate everything from the statewide university
systems to the coordination of statewide health care.
Persons appointed to state boards and commissions set public policy and are considered appointed
state officials. It is imperative for lesbian/gay people to be appointed to a significant number of
these state boards and commissions.
'The lesbian/gay rights movement is in a place comparable to the women's rights movement of 20
years qgo," stated I_aurie Bserloh, Executive Director of the Lesbian/Gay Rights Lobby of Texas
and its companion organization, the Allan G. Calkin Fund. "In order for us to advance the cause of
our community, lesbian/gay people must be appointed to important government posts."
In an effort to secure these appodntmeiits, the Calkin Fund has initiated an appointments project.
Phase one of tins project has already resulted in the appointments of lesbian and gay people to
several important positions, including the judiciary, the funeral commission, and the Texas
Department of Health.
Phase two of this project is a statewide call for resumes to build the pool of potential candidates for
appointments. A list of appointments important to the lesbian/gay community has been sent to
LGRL members across tbe state. Additional copies of this list will be made available at LGRL
events and at interested lesbian/gay businesses.
"The list includes appointments to a variety of boards and commissions," Eiserioh explained.
"I had two criteria in creating this list from the possible list of 4,000 appointments. Firstly, I looked ___
at areas such as health care and the arts where diselimination is taking place. Secondly, I chose
boards and coiiL-uiSsioiiS governing industries where a large number of iesbian and gay peopie are
employed, such as the cosmetology board."
Eiserioh stressed that individuals wishing to participate on a board or commission not on the list
should nevertheless submit a resume to the LGRL.
If you areinterested in a state board or commission, if your business is interested in receiving copi
of the list, or if you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the Calkin Fund to help su
this project, please contact the Calkin Fund at PO Box 2579 Austin, TX 78768.
Dreamside of Reality
From the mist of a dream
with sweet feelings, so content,
I watched you, studied you
in a moment that we spent.
I saw in all your faces
the changes left behind
in the subtle traces
of your smile, so genuine.
The changing shape of middle age,
your body, you'd fuss about.
Accuse yourself of getting fat
look in the mirror and pout.
But I looked at your nakedness
and marveled at the way
your flawless skin shimmered
and how the light did play
off your luscious curves.
I watched your motion,
your timeless ballet,
in all your preparation.
I sat and I did stare
my attention on every detail.
Your makeup, your graying hair,
your suit and accessories, selected
with such care
to finish the look.
Oh how it turned me on,
swirled my heart and head
until all my reason was gone.
Igniting my passions and desire,
so all I wanted to do
was dismantle it all, piece by piece
slowly, make love to you.
So what if we were late.
There were more important things at hand
The corporate world would have to wait.
Be second to love's demand.
As I took you in my arms
a distant ringing broke the calm.
I cursed quietly and closed my eyes
but you were already gone.
Again, the experience, denied,
the longing in the heart
of emotions undefined.
Worlds that hold us apart
from the sweetest kiss
that would be mine.
My body pulsed with feelings.
I still saw you in my mind.
Half in each reality
a heartbeat out of time.
Which world was I in?
I didn't really care.
In one you don't exist
the other, you are there.
I'll close my eyes another night
and you will come to me
and I will have all of you
on the dreamside of reality.
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