Journal of the History of Sexuality
The article focuses on Constance Louisa Maynard, the first mistress of Westfield College in London, England. According to the author, Maynard has written various considerable books, both published and unpublished. She started her writings at the age of 16 in 1866 mainly to document her progress as a Christian. In 1871, her writing became her outlet for her passion about love, complex dealings with faith, desire, and sexual identity. It further notes that Maynard's frankness in disclosing her feelings through her writings adds distress and great historical value to her personal accounts.
Phipps, Pauline. (2009). Faith, Desire, and Sexual Identity: Constance Maynard's Atonement for Passion. Journal of the History of Sexuality, 18 (2), 265-286.
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