Sisters of the Extreme: Women Writing on the Drug Experience

Sisters of the Extreme: Women Writing on the Drug Experience


• An anthology of writings via essentially the most influential ladies in heritage at the frequently misunderstood and misrepresented girl drug experience.

• With nice honesty, bravery, and frankness, girls from assorted backgrounds write approximately their drug experiences.

Women were experimenting with medicines on account that prehistoric instances, and but released debts in their perspectives at the drug event were relegated to both antiseptic sociological reports or sensationalized tales splashed around the tabloids. The media has given us a permanent, yet erroneous, stereotype of a feminine drug person: passive, addicted, exploited, degraded, promiscuous. however the decisions during this anthology--penned via such well-known names as Billie vacation, Anais Nin, Maya Angelou, and Carrie Fisher--show us that the true reports of ladies are something yet stereotypical.

Sisters of the Extreme offers us with writings by way of girls from assorted occupations and backgrounds, from prostitute to surgeon, who via their use of gear dared pass the bounds set via society--often doing so with the wish of increasing themselves and their imaginative and prescient of the realm. even if with LSD, peyote, cocaine, heroine, MDMA, or marijuana, those ladies have sought to arrive, via their experimentation, different degrees of awareness. occasionally their quests have introduced unforeseen rewards, different instances nice soreness and misfortune. yet anywhere their journeys have left them, those girls have lived courageously--if occasionally dangerously--and written approximately their trips eloquently.

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