I spent my 20's coming out, discovering Women's Liberation and Gay Liberation and moving to London with my then girlfriend. We went to as many gay and women's places that we could find: Gay Liberation Front meetings; discos; Women's Liberation conferences; clubs; marches; picnics; discos; pubs and demonstrations. In 1975 I joined Icebreakers, a mixed gay phone service where most of the collective and the callers were men. It was rewarding but frustrating and by 1977 I was ready to be part of a women's phone service. I stayed involved with Lesbian Line for several years until my job working with homeless women took up all my time. I spent the 90s recharging my batteries and learning co-counselling and mediation. I moved to Brighton ten years ago where I now again work with women, campaigning, fundraising and putting on events - as well as enjoying being by the sea.
Rachel will be involved in the following FiLiA session:
Lesbian Line: 40 Years (Sunday Afternoon)