Short, nonfiction stories written by women survivors of the psychiatric system. Organized into three main sections; When the World Can't Face It's Fear We Get Locked Up, It Doesn't Have to Be Forever, Standing Our Ground: The Political Context of "Madness", women tell stories of their experiences of going through treatment and their lives beyond institutionalization.
"Broadly speaking, Bush and his posse haveb been really good for creating a global surrealist movement. This mafia has a real talent for transforming personal headspace, for challenging our whole notions of truth and reality. We're dedicating this issue to this evil sense of psychological psychedelia and a radically detached personal point of view."
With wry humor and a 1990s perspective on the 1970s, On Lill Street follows Margaret through her evolution from city-dwelling absolutely politically-correct lesbian feminist separatist to a suburban mixed-gender in which mutual infatuation leads to love with a (formerly?) straight woman, all the while retaining a wide-eyed sense of people, politics, and love.