“Seasons of a Dyke” is the first issue of WMN and a compilation of visual art and poetry by 24 artists of varying ages who identify as lesbian. All artists reside in 13 different states within rural areas of the United States or cities with a population of 800,000 or less. The works give a generous and intimate window into each artist’s experience working and existing in those rural landscapes, as a lesbian. The artists’ pieces span the furthest ends of the United States—and the spaces in between—and yet, what we see is an overview of surprisingly interrelated pieces, speaking to one another uniquely and unexpectedly with themes of resilience, vulnerability, and desire.
It was important for WMN to create a platform for dykes living in non-metropolitan areas to call attention to those working on the outskirts in the vast landscapes, small cabins, and on farms who create outside larger cities where the LGBTQ+ community tends to gravitate. The breadth of the works represents a substantial amount of experiences and intimacies, which cumulatively represent how different, yet undeniably human, we all are. By bringing visibility to those often cast to the side, Seasons of a Dyke contributes to a broader definition of what it means to be a lesbian artist.
Editors: Jeanette Spicer, Florencia Alvarado, Sara Duell
Contributors: Ace Lehner, Alicia Mountain, Allie Gressler, Anji Bodony, Brenda Pressnall, Elisabeth Durham, Erina Colombo, Finley Baker, Gabrielle Grace Hogan, Janie Stamm, Jess Fry, Joanna Raczynska, Justine Neves, Laura Kerrigan, Lexis Loeb, Libby Paloma, Mick Foley, Miki Beyer, Penny Molesso, Seantel Rae Trombly, Shannon Palmer, Shelby Jaron Bates, Stephanie Littlebird Fogel, Trenna Sharpe