Rose Norman

Rose Norman is general editor of the Southern Lesbian Feminist Activist Herstory Project, a project to collect memoirs of lesbian feminist activism in Southern states during the last three decades of the 20th century. The project was Merril Mushroom’s idea, and has led to a series of special issues of Sinister Wisdom that Rose and Merril have guest-edited along with others from Womonwrites: the Southeast Lesbian Writers Conference. They have published four special issues since 2014, and two more are in the works (see, #93, 98, 104, and 109 in print). Rose Norman is a native of Alabama and co-founded the Women’s Studies program at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, from which she retired in 2010. She directed the Women’s Studies program (1995-99) and chaired the English Department (2006-2010).