Lesbian Women of Colour

We Cannot Live Without Our Lives

We Cannot Live Without
Our Lives
Barbara DemingGrossman Publishers1974

Activist-writer Barbara Deming reveals her deeply personal struggles as she confronts the problems of the 1970s: the Vietnam war, racial inequality, the never-ending battle of women against oppression, and her special experience as a lesbian.

In 1979, women activists responding to the murders of black women in Boston marched in the streets in protest carrying a banner with Barbara Deming’s book title: “WE CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT OUR LIVES”: 

Boston, 1979