“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

 


My Grandmother, Eula. On her 18th Birthday

My Grandmother, Eula. On her 18th Birthday

Dear Eula,

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,

Your Granddaughter,

Sara St. Martin Lynne




About Sara St. Martin Lynne
Sara St. Martin Lynne is an award winning film director and producer. Her debut feature film, Night Fliers, garnered the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2009 Chicago LGBT Film Festival.  She was the official videographer for the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival for nine consecutive years and is the creator, curator and publisher for Voices From the Land – A Collective Memoir of the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival. 
 
The writing featured on this site is a collection of autobiographical essays and community statements.  She is currently working on a memoir under the mentorship of  multi-award winning lesbian poet, professor, and activist Judy Grahn.