Ardy Tibby is a lesbian feminist activist and organizer as well as an entertainer and author. Her collection focuses on her
personal life and connections during her life in California and Phoenix, Arizona.
Ardella Tibby was born on May 4, 1941. She became a teacher in the late 1960s and after coming out as a lesbian, joined the
lesbian activist and cultural community. She began performing as a storyteller in festivals and community events, touring
with artists such as Chocolate Waters throughout the 1980s and participating in the Califia community. She was a co-founder
of the lesbian production group Delta Pi in 1984 which operated in Santa Rosa, California until 1989. She was the guest editor
of Sinister Wisdom 80 entitled "Willing Up and Keeling Over: a Lesbian Handbook of Death Rights and Rituals." She has been
and is currently involved with Older Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC), the Lesbian Archives and the Women's Circus. She
resides with her partner Jean Taylor in Victoria, Australia. She refers to herself as a "proud, loud, bearded lesbian."
6.5 linear ft.
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