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« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2015, 09:37:04 AM »
New blog post ...

Confessions of a teenage stalker

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« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2016, 07:42:46 AM »
Latest review of Lesbian Crushes at School:

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"Read this book. Read everything Natasha Holme puts out, because her honesty and authenticity is incredibly refreshing and valuable."





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« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2016, 05:04:22 PM »


The 19th century lesbian diarist Anne Lister lived here. Helena Whitbread (pictured), Anne's biographer, is giving me the tour of Anne's town, Halifax, UK, this week. Woo hoo!





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« Reply #29 on: April 06, 2016, 06:58:23 AM »
And here's 19th century lesbian diarist Anne Lister's bedroom in Shibden Hall ...







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« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2016, 07:59:45 AM »
A spread of my old encoded handwritten diaries from the eighties and nineties, to feature in forthcoming collaboration with Helena Whitbread, historian and editor of The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister.






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« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2016, 11:27:15 AM »
Sea, sand and sex in Georgian Scarborough:
www.annelister.co.uk/sea-sand-and-sex-in-georgian-scarborough

Anne Lister's 19th century lesbian relationship with a married woman is in crisis. Comments on my friend Helena Whitbread's new blog post are MOST welcome.






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« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2016, 12:06:13 PM »
Good to see your list of books is growing  :)

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« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2016, 12:25:40 AM »
Good to see your list of books is growing  :)

Three diaries, plus one compilation of the three, Jan. Have just finished working on a 25,000 word collaboration with Helena Whitbread, the biographer of the 19th century lesbian landowner Anne Lister. We're comparing and contrasting Anne's encoded diaries with my own.





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« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2016, 04:13:11 AM »
Three diaries, plus one compilation of the three, Jan. Have just finished working on a 25,000 word collaboration with Helena Whitbread, the biographer of the 19th century lesbian landowner Anne Lister. We're comparing and contrasting Anne's encoded diaries with my own.

That should be interesting, and of historical importance.

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« Reply #35 on: November 29, 2016, 08:38:07 AM »
I have just published a new book--a Q&A collaboration with Helena Whitbread, author of The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister. Anne was a wealthy lesbian diarist who lived two centuries before our time.

Helena and I investigate Anne's and my obsession with keeping detailed encoded diaries about every aspects of our lives, including our lesbian sexuality. The book is illustrated with photographs of Anne's and my diaries. Section headings include:
  • Early sexuality
  • Keeping a diary in the age of technology
  • The mentality behind keeping a detailed diary
  • Encoding
  • Similarities and differences in Anne's and Natasha's diaries
  • Obsessiveness
  • How Anne managed her lesbian sexuality
  • Adult sexuality
  • Christianity
  • Helena's reaction to Anne's and Natasha's diaries
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"When I first heard that you have been keeping a diary from a young age and, furthermore, that you had used an esoteric code, I was immediately interested. I was further intrigued by the fact that you are a lesbian and wrote about your sexual life. It seemed to me that a modern parallel could be drawn with Anne Lister, the early 19th century lesbian diarist who had written a great deal about her lesbian sexuality in her journals, couched in a secret code of her own devising. I thought it would be interesting to see how far this hypothesis could be taken and wondered if you would be willing to join me in an exploration of the similarities and differences, as diarists and as lesbians, between yourself and a woman who lived some two hundred years before your time."
Helena Whitbread

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« Reply #36 on: November 29, 2016, 10:22:46 AM »
Congrats on the launch of the new book.

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« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2018, 11:50:41 AM »
Jamie Days' blog is an extensive resource on his obsession with 1980s diaries. I was interviewed by him here:

https://jamiedaysblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/02/being-a-lesbian-was-not-the-done-thing-meeting-natasha-holme/





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« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2018, 05:48:40 AM »
Jamie Days' blog is an extensive resource on his obsession with 1980s diaries. I was interviewed by him here:

https://jamiedaysblog.wordpress.com/2018/01/02/being-a-lesbian-was-not-the-done-thing-meeting-natasha-holme/

Congrats. Nice interview.

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« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2018, 08:39:10 AM »
Thanks, Jan :-) I think my favourite Q & A is:

Q: What do you think of yourself when you look back at what you wrote?
A: I feel just slightly remorseful, as I was far more whacky, interesting, adventurous, irresponsible, self-destructive than I am today. What I gained in self-respect and self-awareness, I lost in character.

Lost youth!





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« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2018, 09:38:51 AM »
Thanks, Jan :-) I think my favourite Q & A is:

Q: What do you think of yourself when you look back at what you wrote?
A: I feel just slightly remorseful, as I was far more whacky, interesting, adventurous, irresponsible, self-destructive than I am today. What I gained in self-respect and self-awareness, I lost in character.

Lost youth!

I thought that was an interesting reply, but don't agree that you 'lost anything in character' - perhaps you are still the same, but slightly more circumspect  ;)

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« Reply #41 on: January 08, 2018, 08:35:37 AM »
I thought that was an interesting reply, but don't agree that you 'lost anything in character' - perhaps you are still the same, but slightly more circumspect  ;)

Thank you, Jan! I made my musings on that interview snippet into a blog post ...

Self-preservation is just NO FUN: www.lesbiancrushdiaries.com/self-preservation-is-just-no-fun





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« Reply #42 on: January 08, 2018, 10:36:11 AM »
Thank you, Jan! I made my musings on that interview snippet into a blog post ...

Self-preservation is just NO FUN: www.lesbiancrushdiaries.com/self-preservation-is-just-no-fun


I've sent you an email to the address in the blog post.

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