A lesbian life not to be missed

March 1, 2023

One of the leaders in the Washington-area arts and social justice communities, Jill Strachan, is also a writer. Her memoir, Waterfalls, The Moon and Sensible Shoes, was reviewed in the February 24 Washington Blade, under the apt headline, “Everyone has a story and this one’s fascinating.” Summing up the memoir, the review advises, “Strachan’s experiences can’t be missed.”

The memoir’s subtitle is “One Lesbian Life,” and so the Blade’s review is a perfect way to kick off March as Women’s History Month.

For her myriad contributions building and enhancing LGBTQ life in the D.C. area, in 2015 Rainbow History Project recognized Strachan as a Community Pioneer.

Last August, Strachan was featured during Outwrite, D.C.’s annual LGBTQ literary festival, part of the D.C. Center for the LGBTQ Community. Strachan’s session, “The Power of Story,” centered on the memoir and was sponsored by the Rainbow History Project.

Congratulations, Jill!

Learn more

Watch the Outwrite recording of “The Power of Story,” sponsored by Rainbow History Project.

Read “Pete and Me” a short piece from Waterfalls, The Moon and Sensible Shoes—One Lesbian Life published in the August 4, 2022, issue of Metro Weekly.

Request to listen to Jill Strachan’s 2014 RHP oral history.