Radical Feminism is for Sisters, Not Just Cisters: Why We Need an Overtly Trans-Inclusive Radical Feminist Resurgence

Radical Feminism is for Sisters, Not Just Cisters: Why We Need an Overtly Trans-Inclusive Radical Feminist Resurgence Abstract This paper engages with the idea that radical feminism is inherently transphobic and exclusionary, exploring gray areas in what some have criticized as radical feminism’s promotion of a biologically essentialist position on the concepts of sex and…

Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and The Sapphic Resistance

I’ve learned that today is Angela Lansbury Appreciation Day. I appreciate Angela Lansbury every day but since she taught me about lesbian witches, I shall offer a brief comment on the first lesbian witch to win my heart: Ms. Price. The obvious must be stated: Ms. Price is a lesbian and Bedknobs and Broomsticks can…

All Things Wicked

The world points its deplorable finger at the most helpless and beautiful of its creatures, calling any threat to its destructive nature the very thing it is: wicked. I have made my life the space in witch: a space in which the proverbial witch may point her green finger back at the deplorable world and teach it the hex lesson it needs. Those…

In Honor of Mike Lodick

I am at a total loss. In total shock. I just heard something that took my breath away. My friend, my dear sweet friend, Mike Lodick, free spirited, kindly humanitarian, director, and Buffalo theatre-lover, is no longer with us. I was with him last night, and tonight he is gone. I can’t believe I am…

Founding Mother of Headmistress Press

My name is Jessica L. Mason – I am one of the three co-founders of Headmistress Press. I am no longer with the press but I created this site as a way of establishing my role in the formation of the press and as a way of preserving my role as creator and headmother of…