women and life on earth bookshelf
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In Medicine Stories,
Levins Morales writes lucidly about the complexities of social identity.
Her lyrical meditations on ecology, children's liberation, sexuality,
and history show how political transformation and personal healing are
inextricably bound. Levins Morales is a survivor of childhood sexual
abuse and was raised as a Jewish "red diaper baby" in the mountains
of Puerto Rico.
"[Medicine Stories] opens our eyes to the risks we need to confront in order to do serious feminist history." —Cynthia Enloe
"(Morales) ... asks us to consider the sexual abuse of a woman and child as an act of political violence ... with a rare eloquence and clarity of vision, using her own life as text and road sign in this collection of essays." —Sojourner: The Women's Forum
"Reading Medicine Stories is like walking the first miles of this road with a wise and kind guide. Along the road, Morales shows us tools for thinking about our most painful individual and collective memories, longings, and fears." —La Voz de Esperanza
"Spirituality, integrity, history, liberation, transforming victimhood: these and other concepts are covered in what is a melodic and engaging prose in Medicine Stories." —Works in Progress