'Black Maria - Chicago Women Speak', Black Maria, River Forest, Illinois, 1971. Debut issue.
Too cool! We have the Jane Abortion papers, which are interviews from the Jane Abortion service, an arm of the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union, although the majority of the official papers are held at the Chicago History Museum. We highly recommend checking them out!
"Identity Tapestry" – Each participant chooses a color of yarn they feel represents them from the shelf to the left.
No two colors are the same, and each ball of yarn holds a stone in the center.
They unravel it, wrapping statements on the wall that they feel show something about who they are… [read more]
[Flyer reads: LGBTQIA Feminist Collage Activism Workshop. A free two day event for seventeen to twenty one year olds. Young artists and activists collaborate to disrupt media representations of gender. Use a combination of traditional and digital collage, gif art, and tee shirt printing to articulate and share your opinions to promote individual creative and gender expression. With help from curator of Girls Get Busy zine Beth Siveyer and photographer Hannah Nagle.
Location: Eastside Educational Trust, Perseverance Works, Suite 16, 37 Hackney Road, E2 7NX
Dates: Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th August. 11 AM to 4:30 PM. You must be available for both days.
Only 10 places available. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, age, mobile number and why you want to take part.]
A new anthology, Letters for My Sisters: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect, asked transgender women to answer this question, according to publisher Transgress Press. The result is a heartfelt collection of advice, confessions, regrets, and triumphs from 35 women — the largest number of contributors to a collection by trans women yet published.
Are you interested in being a mod for The New Women’s Movement?
I’m studying for my comps (to complete the Women’s Studies M.A. I’ve been working on for the past two years) and I won’t be able to post as much for the next few months, so I’m looking for a few new mods to help out!
Mods should post several times per week. (Not all of it has to be original posts. Reposting feminist news and information is also important.)
If you’re interested in doing some fun feminist blogging for us, please fill this out and submit it:
- How you identify
- What type of feminist or womanist are you?
- Level of education & area of study
- Feminist/Women’s Studies background info (If you aren’t formally educated in WGS or Feminist Studies, no worries! We’d also like to know if you have any activist or feminist blogging experience.)
- What do you hope to bring to The New Women’s Movement?
Representatives from more than 60 schools are attending a national summit to figure out how to get better at handling sexual assault.
Feminist Pinback Buttons.
Check them out in my Etsy shop: etsy.com/shop/catfightback