Red Diaper Daughter: Three Generations of Rebels and Revolutionaries

↾ Download Format Kindle ౏ Red Diaper Daughter: Three Generations of Rebels and Revolutionaries For Free ⣆ Kindle Author Laura Bock ⥕ I grew up in the late 1940 s and 50 s in San Francisco, the daughter of socialists active in the labor movement and the granddaughter of Russian Jewish social revolutionaries They were called red , commies , and subversives I am a red diaper baby, proud that my heritage is one of resistance and defiance Now in her early 70 s, Laura Bock looks back on her life her family, the choices she made and the paths she took with the last 60 years as a backdrop She tells her very personal stories of the legacy she received, the impact of McCarthyism on her childhood, coming of age in the civil rights and anti war movements of the 1960 s, and how she found her voice in the second wave of the women s liberation movement of the mid 1970 s. Laura describes her transformation from a self hating and hiding fat child into a proud fat woman who joined the fat liberation and size acceptance movements and performed for 18 years with a feminist theater collective she helped to found. In 1982 she came out as a lesbian into the welcoming environment of the San Francisco Bay Area all this, while running her own business, Bock s Bed and Breakfast, for over 23 years in her family s historic home on Willard Street. She writes of losing her eyesight at the age of 25 and later her hearing and of the challenges and joys of becoming old, while remaining an activist. It has been my job to follow in their footsteps And, for me, the burning question is Did I do them proud by representing yet another radical activist generation, putting body and principles on the line Readers can decide for themselves after reading this vividly written, revealing and often funny memoir. For future readings, reviews and additional ephemera, be sure to follow Red Daiper Daughter on Facebook. Red Diaper Daughter: Three Generations of Rebels and RevolutionariesRed Diaper Daughter: Three Generations of Rebels and Revolutionaries

 

    • Format Kindle
    • 358 pages
    • 0998161608
    • Red Diaper Daughter: Three Generations of Rebels and Revolutionaries
    • Laura Bock
    • Anglais
    • 2016-04-12T21:27+03:00
    • 4.2
    • 4745

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