“Once upon a time there was a dream, a dream of women
turning the world all over and it still lives-
it lives for those who would be sisters.
it lives for those who need a sister” – Pat Parker
Fish Without a Bicycle is named after the needlepoint that hung in your kitchen.
Thank you for being formidable and never pretending not to be.
Thank you for teaching me how to drive, how to cook and to look people in the eye when speaking to them. Thank you for keeping the news on in some form and impressing upon me the importance of voting and being attune to the social and political events of my lifetime.
Thank you for encouraging me to go to film school and sending me to San Francisco with enough dry goods to last me through my first semester.
You resisted seeing yourself as feminist, but you raised up a girl who could unapologetically claim feminism as an identity. Thank you.
With Love and Eternal Gratitude,
Sara St. Martin Lynne