Femme Friday, Sassafras Lowry

Took the below right off hir website, cuz that’s the kind of day it’s been, but such such

Deep gratitude to Sassafrass Lowry!

  “Sassafras Lowrey got hir start writing as a straight-edge queer punk zinester in Portland, Oregon, and grew up to become the 2013 winner of the Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award.  Along the way, ze changed coasts, and genders.  Hir first book, the Kicked Out anthology, gathered voices of current and formerly homeless queer youth alongside policy makers and activists, and was honoured by the American Library Association and the Lambda Literary Foundation. Hir debut novel, Roving Pack chronicles the underground lives of gender-radical queer youth searching for identity, community, and belonging.  Roving Pack was honored  by the American Library Association and won a Rainbow Book Award for Transgender Fiction.   Sassafras is the editor of Leather Ever After, which received an Honorable Mention for the National Leather Association Writing Award.  Sassfaras’ newest novel Lost Boi is  American Library Association honored and  was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist for Transgender Fiction. Lost Boi is a queer/punk retelling of Peter Pan and was released from Arsenal Pulp Press in 2015.  For Christmas 2016 Sassafras is releasing a queer/leather novella titled A Little Queermas Carol now available for pre-order.

Hir work has received acknowledgement and awards from the Astraea Foundation Lesbian Writers Fund, Poets & Writers, and Queer Heroes of the Pacific Northwest.  Sassafras has toured widely, giving readings, workshops, and keynotes at colleges, conferences, bookstores, festivals, and squats ranging from Atlanta to Berlin to Oakland to Amsterdam.  Ze has contributed to numerous anthologies and publications. Sassafras lives and writes in Brooklyn with hir partner, two dogs of dramatically different sizes, two bossy cats, and a mostly feral kitten.”

 

Every Friday, I will showcase a queer femme goddess. Suggestions welcome!

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