Lynda Smith Hoggan
Lynda Smith Hoggan, author of Our Song: A Memoir of Love and Race, has been a professional gift shop duster, bra strap counter, playground instructor, army base secretary, garment district house model, barmaid, go-go dancer, high school teacher, technical writer, sex educator, and amateur martini taster. Her writing, which includes poems and newspaper articles, sexuality columns and newsletters, academic journal articles, pages on a state website and personal essays, has appeared in Westwind: UCLA Journal of the Arts, the Los Angeles Times, Cultural Daily, and the anthology Art in the Time of Unbearable Crisis. She’s a Professor Emeritus of Health and Human Sexuality at Mt. San Antonio College in Southern California; her formal education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Education from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from UCLA.