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Title The Wand, Vol. 13, No. 1, January 1996
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Date January 1996
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Transcript Bona Dea, Alaska Women's Bookstore Closes I drove to Bona Dea today, hoping to have a chat with Joanne and Marian and gain some historical perspective for this piece. However, the moment I stepped inside the store, I knew this piece needed to be about something bigger than the exchange of inventory and personalities over the years. On this day, there were several women gathered in small groups to talk, hug, or exchange thoughts about what was going on in the Lesbian community. The image I have of empty shelves all around seems an ironic backdrop for the women, who were generating the kind of energy that has kept the bookstore going this long. That is what it's ail about. That is what I will miss. In mythic terms, the journey toward wholeness begins with a crisis, a crisis threatening the integrity of the community. That was certainly the case when the bookstore began, women searching for themselves and finding no representation. Who are we9 What are we9 We had become aware of forces we could not handle alone, and came together to seek answers to difficult questions. According to classic mythic structure, during the crisis period protective figures will appear to aid the heroine—these have been the Lynns and Marions, the Susans, the Karens, the Lucys, the Joannes and Marians and countless volunteers serving the bookstore to guide the community toward wholeness. The struggle began with the bookstore changing hands as women came and went, going through periods as a non-profit, a for- profit, and for a time, shareholders held interest. These struggles not only reveal the pressures the bookstore was experiencing, but our community as well, and the need to balance vision with fiscal reality Despite the changes, the bookstore always stayed true to the original vision of being a safe, welcoming place for women to explore themselves and their culture. The challenges that occurred when the bookstore changed hands illustrate well that the moments between the secure past and the unknown are where sparks occur to create new energy, images, ideas. This is the energy we need to capture now, at this critical moment, so that we may facilitate the return to our community all that the bookstore has given us. This return must occur in order for the heroic task to be complete, for the community to re-engage itself. How do we do this7 Where will our tribe gather now? In individual living rooms? At the Women's Music Festival? We need to be careful to keep the bookstore's gift to us alive. Let us continue to share what we have learned, to share her gift with us —that there is power and hope and strength in community. Let us be careful not to splinter off and retreat, polarize and separate. Let us remember the bookstore as a living, breathing entrry--rt began in someone's house, and what it has to offer will agam need to be found in someone's house. Open your doors -KW Reprinted from Klondyke Kontact Cookie Installs, Cleans, & Stains Decking Cookie Installs & Cleans Rain Gutters. Cookie Paints Exterior & Interior Walls Cookie does Plumbing Repairs. Cookie also Designs & Maintains Lawns & Gardens. Let Cookie Do It! Call Cookie Davenport at 869-1686 any time of the day. All work guaranteed. CLUB ATTITUDE Keep the Festive Attitude Party with Us Today!!! B.Y.O.B. - Setups Open Daily 6pm 521-9960 2915 Main St 2 blocks north of Elgin - Professional D. J. Service - §ClJND$____E__i 4 wrtB^' ^MMtf **■» ^^BtK^^^ - Music for all occasions, all styles - CHERRY WOLF P.O Box 980742 (713) 669-1234 Houston. Texas 77098 TELL US WHAT YOU THINK The Pride Committee is asking for community input about moving the Parade and Lesbian/Gay Pride Week, the 1996 date will be June 14-23, but we are working on future dates, please fill out this form, we will only consider comments if the form is completely filled out. I would like J Pride Week/Parade moved to SATURDAY NIGHT in June to commemorate Stonewall G Pride Week/Parade moved to a FALL date J Pride Week/Parade moved to a SPRING date □ Pride Week/Parade to stay in June to commemorate Stonewall if the heat issue can be solved G I would like to become a Pride Week/TASK Force volunteer G I would like to continue/begin my subscription to the newsletter $ I would like to make a donation Name: Organization: Address: City: ST: ZIP: Home #: FAX: Work #: eMail: Comment:. All entries must contain valid name and address to be counted. One entry per person. Must be received by January 31, 1996. PRIDE COMMITTEE OF HOUSTON PO Box 66071, Houston, TX 77266-6071 713-529-6979 FAX 529-1223 eMail: PrideHouTX@aol.com T QUEER NATION Monday, January 8, 1996 7:00 p.m. Montrose Library (corner of Richmond and Montrose) for more info: 528-0323 This event is not sponsored or endorsed by the Houston Public Library. 2040 Marshall Houston, Texas 77098 • Air Conditioning • Tune Ups 1 Front End Alignments AL & NORVAL AUTO SERVICE, INC. Amer. & Foreign 523-4044 523-4064 PAT ALFORD MELISA FRISBY Owner • Brakes • Electric Repairs ► Oil Change & Lube 8th Gulf Coast Women's Festival April 4-7, 1996 ; Come and create this Lesbian-Feminist i| Festival: Sober land and safespace at Camp !j Sister Spirit; Ovett, Mississippi. Brenda and | Wanda Henson, Co-producers. Please come and help make our 1st land Payment which is due the week after festival. Workshops, night stape, craftwomyn show, raffle, silent auction, good southern food, and hospitality Write PO Box 12; Ovett, MS 39464. 713-293-8653 PeocfiHUtfea Cwtetytide Consultants on Diversity HITAJI AZIZ P.O. Box 53556 Houston, Texas 77052-3556 Clyde Williams ATTORNEY AT LAW Board Certified in Criminal Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization 1314 Texas Ave.. Suite 712 • Houston. Texas 77002 • (713) 236-0064