Filmmaker Liza Béar Photo Paul Rowley
You may know Barbara Love as the co-author of Sappho Was a Right-On Woman, or as the editor of Feminists Who Changed America, or as trouble on the street for the patriarchy, but well before and long after these endeavors, until the age of 75, she had another life as a champion swimmer, winning 500 medals for freestyle and butterfly. On April 6 1956 at age 19 she broke a World Relay Record in freestyle at Daytona Beach, Florida--a highlight of her swimming career. It seems a good occasion to celebrate, and why not, with this film, a quirky minidoc I made in New York City. I hope you'll have a moment to watch it.