Eight Kinds of Strength

by Marcia Gallo

1. Poem by Valerie Taylor, in Jeannette Foster and Valerie Taylor, Two Women: The Poetry of Jeannette Foster and Valerie Taylor ( Chicago: Womanpress, 1976)

2. Valerie Taylor, "The Early Years of Mattachine Midwest," reprinted from the Mattachine Midwest Newsletter April/May, 1980 in Tee A. Corinne, Valerie Taylor: A Resource Book, 1999; published by the Estate of Valerie Taylor.

3. Tee Corinne, A Valerie Taylor Resource Book, 6.

4. Dorothy Day, The Catholic Worker, 1975. See also Clare Hanrahan, Jailed for Justice: A Woman's Guide to Federal Prison Camp. Celtic Wordcraft, 2007.

5. Tee Corinne and Caroline Overman, "Valerie Taylor Interview," Common Lives/Lesbian Lives, #25: Winter 1988, 64.

6. Valerie Taylor, "Autobiography," 1991; 4-5. Gerber/Hart Library, Chicago, IL.

7. Ibid, 14.

8. Ibid., 11.

9. Katherine V. Forrest, Lesbian Pulp Fiction: The Sexually Intrepid World of Lesbian Paperback Novels 1950-1965. San Francisco: Cleis Press, 2005, xi.

10. Excerpt from Valerie Taylor's Return to Lesbos reprinted in Forrest, Lesbian Pulp Fiction, 156.

11. Tee Corinne, A Valerie Taylor Resource Book, 5.

12. Ibid.