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Call No.: 85-M289
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Sharonah Robinson
Title: Papers of Sharonah Robinson, 1956-1985
Quantity: .42 linear feet (l file box) plus electronic records)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, newsletters, drafts, etc., of Sharonah Robinson, feminist and fat activist.
Sharonah Robinson is a poet, writer, and fat activist. In 1976, Vivian Mayer and Sharonah Robinson, formerly known as Sharon bas Hannah, tried to have published a collection of essays reflecting the views of fat women, some of them lesbians, who were seeking recognition as a group. After several unsuccessful attempts, which are documented in the collection, Shadow on a Tightrope: Writings by Fat Women on Fat Oppression was published by Aunt Lute Book Company in l983. The book is an anthology of personal essays and poetry representing the first ten years of the fat women's liberation movement.
This collection consists of drafts of Shadow on a Tightrope, correspondence with publishers, newsletters, and background material on fat activists. Robinson's web site is being captured periodically as part of Harvard University Library's Web Archive Collection (WAX).