Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Arcus Flynn, Tape 1 of 1, November 1, 1987

Item

arcus flynn.jpg

Title

Arcus Flynn, Tape 1 of 1, November 1, 1987

Subject

Bars, Butch and Femme, Catholic Lesbians, Demonstrations, Feminism, Healing, Health Care, International Women's Day, Irish American Lesbians, Museums, Nuns, Nurses, Self-Hatred, Social Life, Spirituality, Stonewall, Suicide, Police harassment

Description

Arcus Flynn discusses her early life and her struggle with isolation and depression, her eventual discovery of the Daughters of Bilitis meetings and the community and friendships she found there. Arcus talks about the early importance of roles assumed by lesbians in the community (butch/femme), her involvement with the Women’s Rights movement, her evolution from Catholicism to born-again pagan spirituality (the Irish triad: truth, knowledge, and nature), and her discovery of herbology and natural healing.

Date

1986-11-01

Contributor

Pratt Institute, School of Information and Library Science, LIS 668 Moving Image and Sound Archiving students. Edited by Lauren Allshouse, Kim Loconto, Rachel Smiley, and Sara White.

Language

English

Type

Video Recording, Oral History

Identifier

Flynn_Arcus_tape1of1_1987nov1

Rights Holder

Lesbian Herstory Archives, Contact Designation: Maxine Wolfe, Contact Address: 484 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, Phone Number: 718-768-3953

Citation

“Arcus Flynn, Tape 1 of 1, November 1, 1987,” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed June 30, 2022, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/399.