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"[I've Heard the Mermaids Singing]'s portrayal of our human tendency to have insecurities about our own abilities, and the courage to go on, is part of what made it so useful and inspiriting to audiences, then and now. The film teaches us, in the face of rejection and humiliation, important queer strategies we can use throughout life [...]."
-- Julia Mendenhall

Mendenhall, Julia. I've Heard the Mermaids Singing. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2014. (p. 128)