In my Introduction to Women's Studies classes, I have used the Heresies archives a few times in conjunction with the excellent movie, The Heretics, directed by Joan Braderman. Heresies was a feminist art magazine that published twenty-three issues between 1977 and 1993. Operated by a collective, Heresies embodies many of the principles of the Women’s Liberation Movement and is a wonderful learning laboratory for uncovering what feminism meant to women in the 1970s and 1980s.
This is my first post to the HASTAC as a new 2012-2013 scholar. I've been wanting to participate in this community since I've been in grad school, but now in my final year committed myself to participating. Briefly, I'm in my fifth year of the PhD program in Women's Studies at the University of Maryland. My dissertation, which I will defend early in the spring 2013 term is on lesbian-feminist print culture from 1969 until 1989.