Raging Dyke Network (RDN) is one of an edition of 20 multi-view postcards, commissioned by Glasgow Women’s Library: Two Decades and 21 Revolutions in which 21 women artists and 21 women writers were commissioned by the Library to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in its collection.
Raging Dyke Network was a group of radical separatist lesbians active in the late 1990s. It spanned across 52 locations from the UK, Europe, Canada and USA. At the network’s centre was an activist in Norwich, who donated materials – including personal letters and zines – to the Glasgow Women’s Library and the Lesbian Archive in 2000. The postcard series aims to represent the network’s scale and make visible a history often overlooked, without revealing the personal and political content that belonged to a group who identified themselves in terms of their separatist gender politics.
Thanks also to the following finders of postcards:
Sally and James Maidment