Judy Grahn, Ph.D., is an internationally known poet, writer, and social theorist. Her work underpins several movements, including Gay, Lesbian, and Queer, Feminist/Woman-Centered and Women’s Spirituality, but it has spread far beyond any of these.
Listen HERE to Judy Grahn talk about Women's Spirituality as Green Spirituality: "We must go back to go forward sustainably."
Judy currently serves as Associate Core Faculty for the Sofia University in Palo Alto, California, in their Women's Spirituality Master's Program. Judy teaches writing, Metaformic Consciousness (her own philosophy), women’s mythology and ancient literature, and Uncommon Kinship with Luisah Teish, a diversity course using testimony, ritual, symbolism, and a Metaformic philosophical approach.
Judy holds an earned Ph.D. in Integral Studies with an Emphasis in Women’s Spirituality from California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.
Judy Grahn does presentations and performs her work, especially with singer/songwriter Anne Carol Mitchell. She collaborates with dancer/choreographer Anne Bluethenthal, and with Dianne E. Jenett on Serpentina: Women-Centered Research for Everyone, sponsoring events, publications, mentoring groups, and study trips to South India.
Judy Grahn's work has won many awards: an NEA Grant, an American Book Review award, an American Book Award, an American Library Award; a Lifetime Achievement Award (in Lesbian Letters); and a Founding Foremother of Women’s Spirituality Award. Triangle Publishers feature a “Judy Grahn Nonfiction Award”.
Author and professor Judy Grahn is one of the Founding Mothers of the Lesbian Feminist and Women's Spirituality Movements in the U.S. She speaks about Eco-Feminism, both ancient and modern. Judy says, "We must go back (to our ancient woman-centered beginnings) to go forward sustainably."
Judy Grahn reading her poem, "A History of Lesbiansm." Excerpted from "Lesbian Concentrate: A Lesbian Anthology of Songs and Poems," a compilation of music and spoken word by Lesbian artists released by Olivia Records in l977.
Lesbian Culture, a conversation with Judy Grahn, Bonnie Morris, and Max Dashu. Three Lesbian Scholars steeped in Lesbian Culture. A wonderful gift of love to all generations of lesbians.