TRIBUTE TO LAURA HERSHEY
Feminist, activist, writer & co-editor of FIRE webspace on Women & Disabilities (1962-2010)
By Margie Thompson
She was a feminist, a disability-rights activist, poet, writer, journalist, lesbian partner, mom. She was Laura Hershey of Denver Colorado, with a strong voice heard by many. She was passionate, damn smart, righteously angry, funny, generous, and kind. And she died suddenly on November 26, 2011 after a short illness. As someone said on her memorial website, “I can’t imagine a world without Laura Hershey,” and I really can’t.