„As a woman, as a Lesbian, as a Jew, I know that much of what I call history others will not. But answering that challenge of exclusion is the work of a lifetime“ (Nestle 2003: 10)
„History, that huge conglomeration of people and events, is a tricky thing to invoke. Often one people’s history to be glorified and celebrated is another people’s hell. One cannot have unquestioning faith in history; it is, as the Italian philosopher said, a paradoxical force rather than a progressive one. We choose the history that we say is ours and by so doing, we write the character of our people in time“ (Nestle 2003: 12)Nestle, Joan (2003): A Restricted Country. San Francisco: Cleis Press.