LONG BREAST PRESS
PO Box 168
Melbourne, Vic 3057
Willing Up and Keeling Over: A Lesbian Handbook on Death Rights and Rituals, Anah Holland-Moore, Ardella Tibby, Barbary Clarke, Cathy Wheel, Claudia Huber, Jean Taylor, Lorraine Le Plastrier, Rosalinda Rayne, Long Breast Press, Melbourne, 2007
Willing Up and Keeling Over is a practical handbook to help us with those financial, emotional and legal details when a lesbian lover or friend is faced with death.
It covers a wide range of topics such as wills, powers of attorney, preparing for dying, arranging funerals/cremations or dealing with grief.
The information given in this book helps lessen the impact of our own eventual death or the death of a loved one on lovers, friends and family we leave behind.
What makes this book special is the inclusion of our own heartfelt personal stories, art and poetry.
A must read for any lesbian who not only treasures being in charge of her own life, but who also believes in her choice of dying with dignity and in peace.
She Who Sails Into the Wind, sculpture and photo by Lorraine le Plastrier, cover design by LBP Collective 2007
Esther’s Nine Lives, Esther Olivares, Long Breast Press, Melbourne, 2012
Esther’s Nine Lives is the autobiography of Esther Olivares, a Chilean lesbian who survived being shot and traumatised by the Chilean military under the Pinochet regime and who escaped to Australia in 1977.
In this book Esther carries us along through her eventful life in Chile and Australia. A life that would have left most people a quivering mess. Yet she emerges, despite her justifiable anger at the many insults and bullets fired at her, as a joyous survivor. She keeps relishing life and nature and sharing that enjoyment with us.
If you are interested in lesbianism, feminism, South America, surviving persecution, indigenous cultures, migration, travel or the spiritual regeneration offered by nature, you will treasure this book.
Photographer unknown, cover design by Alana Jones 2012
Lesbians Write On: A Celebration of Contemporary Australian Lesbian Writing, edited by Long Breast Press Collective: Ardy Tibby, Barbary Clarke, Claudia Huber, Jean Taylor and Rosalinda Rayne, Long Breast Press, Melbourne, 2013.
Lesbians Write On is an eclectic collection of literary pieces through the eyes of 24 lesbian authors in Australia.
With the use of poetry, prose, fiction or non-fiction writing styles, a diverse range of topics touching lesbian lives is explored.
Topics like, being a radical lesbian feminist, love, lesbian gatherings, the fear of losing a lover, lesbian activism, dealing with racism, ageing as lesbians, interactions with biological families and much more.
In short, what it means to live as a lesbian in Australia today.
It follows in the footsteps of numerous lesbian writers and publishers who, over many decades, have contributed to shaping lesbian communities by giving voice to the unique experience of lesbians in a changing world.
The Long Breast Press collective is proud to be part of a long tradition of nurturing a lesbian feminist community through written and published words.
Cover photo by Meg Irwin, cover design by Alana Jones 2013
Journey Into My Underworld - Jo Alexander - Long Breast Press
The late 1960s and early 1970s were times of great societal and political change in Western Europe, but in particular in progressive Holland (The Netherlands).
In this book, Jo takes you into her personal experiences of those times while the sexual, political and religious revolutions were raging around her. Her journey into her sexual identity was not an easy one; lesbianism was invisible, homo- and lesbo-phobia was everywhere, and religious Roman Catholic repression was rigid and fearsome.
Courageously Jo describes her journey into sexual taboos, from the inside out, and about being a girl, compulsory heterosexuality, and the lesbian sexual experience. She describes her internalised fear, implanted by her Catholic upbringing, and the devastating effects of being judged and exiled. Jo also writes about joy and liberation and of her love for women in general.
Claiming her lesbian identity was a peak experience in more ways than one.
On For Young and Old: Australian Intergenerational Radical Lesbian Feminist Anthology, Long Breast Press, 2017
The contributions in On For Young and Old document a dynamic and revolutionary period of time for radical lesbian feminists and also give some insight into the social, as well as political lives of the lesbians involved.
These contributions are from 28 of the radical lesbian feminists themselves, who were, and still are, part and parcel of one of the most significant political and social revolutions of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. They describe the courage and intuition, the intelligence and wit, as well as the political savvy and revolutionary skills needed to challenge the patriarchal status quo - and thereby change the world.
tthemada lesbian poetry - Helen Lee - Long Breast Press, 2017.
In this book you will find well-crafted love poems (no mean achievement as anyone else who’s tried writing them will agree); poems which attest to Helen Lee’s love of the bush and nature; ones which deal with the struggle to maintain mental health; and poems depicting Helen’s fierce grassroots community activism.
Helen’s personal life as expressed through these poems also attests to her lesbian feminist commitment to help make the world a safer and more loving place for women to live.
Walking to the Edge, Lesbians are everywhere - An Australian Lesbian Travel Anthology - Long Breast Press 2020
This is an anthology of Lesbian Travel Stories round the world, round Australia and just to the next suburb because as lesbians we not only like to travel we do it in a myriad of ways, to be compassionate, to find ourselves, to connect with other lesbians, to make love, to say goodbye, to have fun, to see the lesbian world, to see ourselves in relationship to new and exciting places, to learn, to be challenged and to be comforted.
All this and more you will find in the Lesbian Travel Stories included in this book and who knows you might even find yourself and be inspired to do your own travelling to far away places both in the imagination and in your writing and eventually, even in actual fact once it’s safe enough to do so.
Cost: $25 each plus postage
There are several purchase methods available for the LBP titles.
- You can either send a cheque made payable to Long Breast Press Inc with your return postal details to:
Long Breast Press, PO Box 168, Brunswick East, Melbourne, Victoria 3057
- Pay through the LBP bank account which is with Bank First in Moonee Ponds in Melbourne (accessed through the Commonwealth Bank) and the Branch Bank Deposit details are:
Account Name: Long Breast Press Inc
BSB: 063 784
Account Number: 198379
- Or the Internet Banking Transfer Details are:
Account Name: Long Breast Press Inc
BSB: 704 191
Account Number: 198379
And don't forget to leave your name with the deposit so we'll know who it's from and let us know by email, as above, where to send the book.
PO Box 168