Laura Luna P

Community Builder, Cultural Curator, Facilitator & Bon Vivant

Coloring Butch Lesbians at Bookshow

Last night was a perfect night in NELA.  After yoga, I headed over to BOOKSHOW for their Coloring Night.  On deck last evening was a selection of pages from Stacked Deck Press Butch Lesbians Coloring Books. These coloring books (there are two of them, broken down by decades 20's, 30's & 40's and 50's 60's & 70's). The books are jam packed with beautifully handsome butches spanning the decades.  You'll definitely want to get your hands on a copy. 

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The organizers had snacks, wine, pages from the book, colored pens and created a great environment. It was lovely to see stories being exchanged and some really great inter-generational dialogue happening that was sparked by the pages/butches in the books.  Bookshow even raffled off a coloring book for one of the attendees!  I met some really great folks and got invited to one of Bookshow's many monthly events Collage & Cry! Collage & Cry is a donation based community night where you can make a collage (materials provided!) and crying is welcome.  Sounds like a great night for this emo Pisces gal.  

Check out the pics below from last night's event and if you're in LA, check out Bookshow's website and facebook page for info on all the happenings.  Support your local feminist and woman owned space! 

 

 Lynn Ballen giving an impromptu herstory lesson to one of the attendees

Lynn Ballen giving an impromptu herstory lesson to one of the attendees

 Event Organizers L to R Tara Avery (Publisher),  Pamela Brooks, Lynn Ballen, Angela Brooks & Bookshow owner Jen Hitchcock (bottom). 

Event Organizers L to R Tara Avery (Publisher),  Pamela Brooks, Lynn Ballen, Angela Brooks & Bookshow owner Jen Hitchcock (bottom). 

Coloring Party