In ’80 I joined the women’s collective that organised the first lesbian conference ever in Amsterdam. From then on I stayed involved in both the ILIS secretariat and ILGA’s Women’s Secretariat in Amsterdam and participated in many international lesbian/gay conferences, chairing various plenary sessions. In ’82 I coordinated the Dutch demonstration in support of Eliane Morrissen.
I am an intercultural career counsellor & trainer.
At present I am a member of VTU(women against extradition) and board member & volunteer of Vesta: shelter for homeless refugee women and children in the Netherlands.
Last but not least: I love tai chi
How the lesbian herstory gives hope for the future To Be Lesbian. What does it mean? There are so many “rules” how a lesbian should be like. Stereotypes and mythos live not only inside the society but also inside the lgbt-community. Some of the stereotypes are positive. Strong. Smart. Successful. Other – negative. Alcoholic. Complicated. […]
Summary of the plenary: «History of Lesbian Movement in Europe» By Katherine O’Donnell A key measure of oppression is how a group is denied access to thinking of themselves as part of history; as inheritors of tradition; as involved in making communities and cultures that will have an enduring legacy. Lesbians have been marked by […]