This blog is not for the Beyoncés or the Britneys out there, however much we love them; it’s for the grassroots, independent, self-starters. The ladies who are just testing the waters with their talents and ideas, or who have maybe got a little further but are still nowhere near big-time.
It’s a tough old world for women and girls. We’re constantly told we have to try harder than the guys to be accepted as we are. How many times have you seen a girl band be put down for their abilities, when you’ve just seen a group of dudes play much worse? How many times have you been told women don’t belong in the comic book industry, or seen their writing slammed as ‘just chick lit’?
I want to be surrounded by women and girls who are doing what they love, not just because I want to see more women represented generally, but because I want it to support my own confidence to do what I want to do. And hopefully you will find that confidence too!
So let’s do this thing: Join together and feel fucking good!
Art by Kate Leth
Feminism Picture Project
My friend is doing a project for school that she needs some help with. Here is her description:
Spread the news! The Feminism Picture Project is underway! I am now collecting photographs and images of feminists (and/or people who believe in equal rights for everyone) to use for my senior project. I will be recreating images such as the one seen in the picture to the left with individual photographs. I will need approximately 1,000 or more. If you want to participate, please post a photo of yourself to the wall, send it in a message to me (if you prefer to maintain some anonymity), or send it in an email to email@example.com. Pass on the message and get your friends and their friends involved!
As stated, she needs a lot of pictures to get this project finished. If you could, please pass it on to all your friends and anyone you think might be interested. There is also created a Facebook page, which you can like if you want or ask her any questions you may have. oh, and if you have any good feminist blogs that I can share this with, please let me know!
I hope this is still going. Join in, followers! Help a sister out.
Walk for Choice, NYC.
Sign reads: “Feminists fight back! Save Abortion, End Sterilization Abuse. Radical Women + Freedom Socialist Party.”