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Unghosting Apparitional Histories

Erasures of Black Lesbian Feminism

Michelle Moravec, Author

This comment was written by Julie R Enszer on 9 Feb 2014.

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What do we want from the ghosted people and stories?

I appreciate all of the comments here, especially DaMaris Hill and KEW. Shane, as you will see later, I am interested in the ethics of digitizing sources.
Michelle, I wonder, what is the hope of knowing more of the stories from women in the WLM? What is gained through this? Obviously, it is a project that I am invested in and I know some of my answers, but the questions still are sincere. I think about Anne Enke's work in Finding the Movement and how it focuses on different types of activism and unearths stories of women who were not necessarily "stars."
I wonder, does writing and print production lend itself to the creation of stars and stories more by the mere nature of the means of production? Are there more star writers than star softball players? Is that because of the nature of the work?
What are your stakes in unghosting Bonnie? What are her stakes in being known or unknown?
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