Looking outside the (voice)box

This article is one of several follow-ups to my classic piece, New voices new visions, originally published in 1989. It is part of a special issue on how various lesbians in positions of leadership in their communities have dealt with illness and disability. In it I revisit my experience of having my larynx stop working in 1987, and the ways in which I responded, both to that disabling event, and to the mainstream medical world’s attempt to declare the problem permanent and untreatable – neither of which turned out to be true.

Where to find


Brown, L.S. (2014). Looking outside the (voice)box. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 18, 43-49.