Sandra Butler 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 the following three works: "Conspiracy of Silence: The Trauma of Incest" (1978), "Feminist Groupwork," with Claire Wintram (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. 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. Butler was co-founder of the Bay Area Women in Black, a chapter of the international peace network, Women in Black, which formed in Israel 1988 in response to the first Palestinian intifadah. In 2005, she was the keynote speaker at the Women in Black's International Conference in Jerusalem and made subsequent trips to Israel in the 2006. In 2010, her essay "The Heart of the Matter" was published in the work "Shifting Sands: Jewish Women Confront the Israeli Occupation." In 2017, Butler completed her fourth work, "It Never Ends: Mothering Middle-Aged Daughters," with Nan Gefen.
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.