Sunday, November 2, 2008

'Space Girl Pukes' Author Dies

Cover of Space Girl PukesThe LGBT movement and the wider feminist movement have lost a committed activist.

Katy Watson, founder of the collective Shocking Pink and the lesbian mothers’ organisation Out for our Children, has died at only 42. She is probably best known today for her children’s book Space Girl Pukes, a favourite with primary school children thanks to the No Outsiders project. A second children’s book, Deborah Puts Her Foot Down, is to be published soon, although she wrote her first book, a novel about heroin addiction entitled High Life, six years ago.

The Guardian obituary can be found here.

Out for our Children

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