Snapshots of History through the Lavender Keyhole: Older Lesbians Share Their Stories
“Snapshots of History through the Lavender Keyhole: Older Lesbians Share Their Stories” by Darlene Bogle (2012) Stories are the most basic way of relating to others and discovering things often so unfamiliar to us. Darlene Bogle in “Snapshots of History through the Lavender Keyhole: Older Lesbians Share Their Stories” has given us a gift by collecting stories from older lesbians. There are some “ordinary” women in this collection, but each one of them is fascinating and unique. Growing up and into their sexual orientation when people often avoided the subject completely, each woman shares some insights that endear every storyteller to the reader.
Some women have experienced events of note adding to the depth of the story. This would be a good read for older women who lived through these times or even for a younger lesbian woman to connect to those whose lives were so different from today. The only drawback is that you will want MORE. More of their past, more of their story!
I would very much want to share a long weekend with these women to hear more and learn more. At the end of this easy and sweet read, you will come away knowing that some fine women struggled to make her-story for the freedoms women are beginning to live today.