Sandra Butler, feminist, writer and activist, was born April 19,1938 in Massachusetts. In 1976 she received an B.A from Goddard College in San Francisco, California and an M.A. In 1978. She is the author of three works: "Conspiracy of Silence: The Trauma of Incest" (1978), (with Claire Wintram) "Feminist Groupwork" (1991) and "Cancer in Two Voices" (1996). The last work was co-written with her partner, Barbara Rosenblum, after Rosenblum was diagnosed with breast cancer and was published in 1988, the year of Rosenblum's death. Butler was co-founder of the Bay Area Women in Black, a chapter of the international, feminist peace activist network whose focus is to promote peace among Israelis, Palestinians and throughout the Middle East. During the 1980s and 1990s, Butler worked on issues relating to women, violence against women, and cancer. This work included writing essays, articles and reviews, giving talks, and holding workshops on topics ranging from incest, sexual assault and abuse to breast cancer. In 2005, she wa the keynote speaker at the Bay Area Women in Black's international conference in Jerusalem and made subsequent trips to Israel in the 2000s. In 2010 her essay "The Heart of the Matter" was published in the work "Shifting Sands: Jewish Women Confront the Israeli Occupation."
Sources: Sandra (Ada) Butler in Contemporary Authors Online, 2001, retrieved July 2017; "About Sandra Butler" in sandrabutler.net.(http://sandrabutler.net/about-me/), retrieved July 2017