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from Robin Morgan

I’ve just learned of this loss of one of contemporary feminism’s greats. My heart goes out to Laura’s cherished partner, Robin Stephens, and their child. But Laura’s legacy is huge–as a political leader, a feminist and disability rights activist, and especially a writer: her work lives on, inspiring, witty, never sentimental or self indulgent, and–in the poems especially, profound. I was proud that she counted me among her many friends.

1 Comment on “from Robin Morgan”

  1. #1 Alida Brill
    on Jan 30th, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I first became aware of Laura’s work through my friend Robin Morgan. Although I did not get to meet Laura personally, her life and her work inspired me to go forward. And indeed to write about my own struggle with illness.
    Laura transversed so many worlds; made so many of us go forward and not look back and help us face down fears and obstacles. The world and all of us are diminished now by her absence. Deepest thoughts of sympathy and comfort to her spouse-partner Robin Stephens and to their child. May her legacy and her spirit linger always and remind us never to take the easy way out of anything.

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