Allen, Paula Gunn
|Birthname||Paula Marie Francis|
|born on||24 October 1939 at 07:45 (= 07:45 AM )|
|Place||Grants, New Mexico, 35n09, 107w51|
|Timezone||MST h7w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||00°17' 19°09 Asc. 15°52'|
Native American poet, literary critic, lesbian activist, and novelist. Of mixed-race European-American and Native American descent, she identified with the Laguna Pueblo of her childhood years, the culture in which she'd grown up. She drew from its oral traditions for her fiction and poetry, and also wrote numerous essays on its themes. She edited four collections of Native American traditional stories and contemporary works, and wrote two biographies of Native American women. She died on May 29, 2008, aged 68.
Sy Scholfield quotes her in "The Conversation Begins: Mothers and Daughters Talk about Living Feminism" by Christina Looper Baker [et al] (Bantam Books, 1996), p. 212: "If you are a double Scorpio, which I am, and trying to deal with a woman, you are in a pressure cooker." Date, year and place from LA Times obit (June 7, 2008): "Born Oct. 24, 1939, in Grants, N.M., Paula Marie Francis grew up in Cubero, N.M." .
As she has Sun, Venus and Mercury in Scorpio it seems that by "double Scorpio" she means that her Ascendant is in Scorpio too. A speculative time of 7:45am gives mid Scorpio (15 degrees) rising.
- Passions : Sexuality : Lesbian
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ feminist (Lesbian activist)
- Vocation : Writers : Biographer
- Vocation : Writers : Critic (Literary critic)
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)
- Vocation : Writers : Poet