Julene Tripp Weaver
Julene Tripp Weaver, a psychotherapist and writer in Seattle, worked in AIDS services for twenty-one years; she’s certified in the Wise Woman Tradition and wildcrafts to make herbal remedies. Her third poetry collection, truth be bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDS, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Awards, won the Bisexual Book Award and four Human Relations Indie Book Awards. No Father Can Save Her, is available in paperback or e-book. Her poems have been published in HEAL, Autumn Sky Poetry, The Seattle Review of Books, Poetry Super Highway, As it Ought To Be, Feels Blind; recent anthologies include I Sing the Salmon Home, Rumors Secrets & Lies: Poems about Pregnancy, Abortion & Choice.
Julene is an art-activist (Artivist) in the Seattle chapter of the Through Positive Eyes Project. She has attended residencies at the University of Washington’s Helen Riaboff Whitely Center, Centrum, Mineral School and Vashon AIR. She is writing a memoir. Essay publications include: The Guardian, Mollyhouse, Hags on Fire, The Muse (McMaster University), and But You Don’t Look Sick: The Real Life Adventures of Fibro Bitches, Lupus Warriors, and other Super Heroes Battling Invisible Illness.