by Jane Traies (Editor) - £11.99 Tollington Press (2021)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781909347199 | ISBN 10: 1909347191
A new collection of interviews with lesbian and bi women seeking asylum in the UK and the campaigners working with them. Here in their own words are their stories of love, trauma, struggle and friendship, courage and solidarity.
Profits from sales go to the Lesbian Immigration Support Group, Manchester.
"This book's spirit is huge, its heart is huge, and its urgency and importance are as big as both of these. Voice after voice, it comes together to make a courageous communality. What a great book!"
(Ali Smith, Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction)
"Free to Be Me is a record of the personal experiences of women who have fled persecution or human rights violations. These are diverse stories which are seldom heard. I hope this book will encourage empathy, compassion and a better understanding of their ordeal – and lead to a more humane society."
(Laila El-Metoui, Equality Advocate and Stonewall Role Model)
"Raises awareness of the plight of women seeking asylum based on their sexual orientation. Telling their stories is incredibly important. A must read!"
(Aderonke Apata, LGBT rights activist, founder of African Rainbow Family )
(Price & availability last checked: March 2021)
Featured book: New Books - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, Recommended Non-Fiction titles for Yuletide 2021,
In booklists: Bisexual Lives and Histories, Lesbian Lives & Histories, Immigration, Refugees and Asylum Seekers, In categories: History & Biography, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuality & Transgender, Feminism & Women, Society, Welfare, Justice & the State, Anti-Racism, Peace & Human Rights, Black, Asian & Other Diasporas,