Danika reviews Kicking the Habit: A Lesbian Nun Story by Jeanne Cordova

This looks interesting. Shame there’s no kindle version 😦

The Lesbrary

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I will admit, I find the idea of lesbian nuns fascinating. I love that there are multiplebookson the subject. It actually makes total sense: historically, at least in the Western world, one of the few avenues that women had available to them if they didn’t want to get married to men and have children was to become a nun. Is it surprising that lesbians are over-represented in that number? In addition to this being a lesbian nun book, it’s also by an author I already enjoy. Cordova wrote a memoir about her activism titled When We Were Outlaws which I reviewed at the Lesbrary previously, so I knew that her writing style agree with me. It also ended up being an interesting prologue to When We Were Outlaws: I wouldn’t have guessed that passionate lesbian activist spent her childhood yearning to be a nun.

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