I haven’t written the About page yet. But here is the bio I wrote when WordPress asked me to write a bio – http://gravatar.com/suzysubways. That should give a sense of where I’m coming from…
Thanks for reading this blog!
— Suzy Subways
I have been writing for HIV/AIDS community publications since 2000. I was an editor at POZ magazine for 3 years. From 2006 to 2008, I was the lead writer/editor of the Solidarity Project, a publication of CHAMP, the Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project. I write about AIDS activism for social justice newspapers, and I am currently a member of the Prison Health News writing collective.
My activism began in the early 1990s, organizing against the first Gulf War and with the successful ACT UP Philadelphia-led movement for condoms in my high school. I was a founding member of the Student Liberation Action Movement (SLAM) at the City University of New York (CUNY) from 1996 to 2001. SLAM was a women of color-led radical group that fought tuition hikes and the elimination of open admissions at CUNY, and organized youth in New York City to resist police brutality and the prison industrial complex. I was also a member of Love and Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation from 1995 to 1998.
Check out my zines! Two are short stories: “The Eyes of the Man” and “The Propaganda-Maker” (available at http://www.dorisdorisdoris.com/zinecat.html). Email me about the older ones: Delivery Dyke (1996, about my adventures as a pizza delivery girl in Brooklyn) and Subways (2003, with stories and interviews about NYC communities)