Lesbian-only ‘intentional community’ outlasts others

“The Ozark Land Holding Association is an “intentional community” — a catchall term for a communal living arrangement that’s based on shared values and common interests.

Out of six known intentional communities created in Northwest Arkansas in the mid-1970s with the aim of empowering women, the 280-acre Ozark Land Holding Association is the only one that remains, and its membership has dwindled.

But Rivers and Suzanne Pharr, founder and former director of the Little Rock-based Arkansas Women’s Project, see the potential for a resurgence of such communities.

Pharr said having land set aside for women only is “one piece of self-determination and autonomy and full authority over our bodies and lives, without relying on men for our well-being.”

The Arkansas Women’s Project, a grass-roots organization founded in 1980, focused on such issues as fighting violence and rape and promoting minority rights.”

Rest of story at Arkansas Online

H/t to Gender Identity Watch

 

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