Books by Lasara Firefox Allen
Author disclaimer: I (Lasara) am a genderqueer enby individual, who self-identified as a genderqueer woman for many years. Identity is complex. I was/am (to the extent that most of us are) a product of my times. I am grateful for where the cultural consciousness regarding gender has grown. While my lived experience has been informed by being socialized as a “woman” I do not identify with that gender to any large extent at this point in my life. My gender is fluid, flexible, relational, experiential.
The books I have written over the past number of years are written from a standpoint and positionality that I no longer inhabit, and were I to write them today they would be different. That said, much of the material I covered was, by a many accounts, groundbreaking for its time. It is also limited by its time. These are the risks we run as published writers; the published word is static, a time capsule.
Much of what I wrote I stand by. Some of it I would write substantially differently were I writing it today. Some of it I no longer believe. And so I continue to evolve. In gratitude for continued growth!
Jailbreaking the Goddess
“Jailbreaking the Goddess is an important contribution to the writings on Goddess tradition and feminist spirituality…I love her political savvy, her sensitivity around issues of diversity and cultural awareness and appropriation, and her unabashed celebration of pleasure, sensuality, and life!” —Starhawk
“This fiercely inspired body of work is art, theory, and passion. Genius.” —Rosa De Anda, from her foreword
“Lasara Firefox Allen delves deep into the ways in which colonialist language has shaped our experience of the divine feminine…This is an innovative work that has the potential to change the face of modern feminist spirituality.” —Suzanne Sterling, founder of Voice of Change
Employing a unique blend of feminism and magick, this refreshing guide to female self-empowerment helps women acknowledge the beauty, strength, and sexiness within themselves. Utterly honest and captivating, LaSara FireFox banishes the damaging misconceptions and shame often associated with female sexuality and sheds light on what it truly means to be a “Sexy Witch.”
”LaSara Firefox is a dazzling inspiration and firestarter to everyone who encounters her.”
– Susie Bright, author of Full Exposure
“LaSara Firefox is a genius! You couldn’t ask for a better guide to take you on this emboldening adventure. Accessible and engaging whether or not you consider yourself a ‘witch,’ Sexy Witch is a fabulous book full of serious fun.”
– Ariel Gore, author of The Hip Mama Survival Guide
The Pussy Poems
The word feminism has become an epithet, and all the while our right to choice has eroded at a steep rate of increase while we point our fingers at “extremists” in all directions, assuming that standing in the center is the safest place to be. This has been the fatal flaw in the feminist movement since the first wave, and we haven’t gotten past it yet. Rep. Brown was censured for saying the word vagina in a debate on the legislation of abortion rights in her state. So, out came The Pussy Poems, because nearly a decade later it’s still a radical act to speak openly about sexual and reproductive anatomy.
“Lasara Allen adds a rich, resonant, beautifully first-person voice to a subject that one wishes were no longer even a matter for question, but is. You’ll find no sermon here, no caustic stare, only a breathless chance to join in her ecstatic dance. Get it for yourself; give it to your sons.” – Sierra Volk
“Disjointed is a rhythm. I dance it here, in words on the page. Heartbeat, blood pulsing – this is a song that affirms life after loss.
These are the poems I dream on, the poems I haven’t written yet, and never will. They are neither joy nor disdain, but the unnamed in-between; the bipolar, the broken, the potentially healed.
The words here are bone and dirt. They are a heartbeat. They are breath. They are the parts leftover, forgotten, turned to dust and reborn into something that aches.”