Sarah Doyle Center for Women and Gender

Fearless Books Collection

Located in the main office, “Fearless Books” is a collection at the Sarah Doyle Center (SDC) in memory of Laura Julietta Hirschfeld Mulley (1976-2015), who worked as the Coordinator for the Sarah Doyle and LGBTQ Centers from 2009-2012.

logo for fearless books in loving memory of laura julietta hirschfeld mulleyWith a Master's degree in Library Science, Laura helped revitalize the SDC's library collection. Tattooed letters spelling the word "Fearless" graced Laura's knuckles, signifying her character, perseverance, and heart. This collection revolves around queer studies, food, poetry, music, art, and popular culture — all things Laura loved. Titles range from Love and Rockets comics, Sister Spit by Michelle Tea, Radical Love by Patrick S. Chang, and poetry by Patti Smith.

Browse the Fearless Books

Come by the main office during regular business hours at 26 Benevolent Street in Providence.

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Additional Collections

The children's book collection, Stories for Free Children, was started by Sarah Brown 19' and Andrea Wright '19 during their time as grad coordinators at the center. The collection was funded through the Sarah Doyle Center and through the support of donations from members of the Brown community.
Sarah Doyle Center student librarians curate the zine collection at the center and create related programs and events connected with the collection.