Toni Lester

radio producer, scholar, composer, nationally published writer (Gender Nonconformity, Race and Sexuality — Charting The Connections)

With the increase in political conservatism in this country, the cultural backlash against progressive movements, and the drastic cuts in funding for projects devoted to promoting the health, safety and welfare of women and girls of all colors, classes and sexualities, it is critical that New Words be supported and encouraged to continue its critical role as a leader and innovator in this area.