Call for Submissions: I Was There: Stories from the Feminist Front (thinkgirl.net)
As a World Pulse volunteer, I personally want to invite the amazing global activists of PulseWire to contribute to a project I'm involved in. There are many talented writers and courageous women who gather here. Please consider sending even a short piece on your activism. See below or the attached flyer.
Call for Submissions:
I Was There: Stories from the Feminist Front
Think Girl, a feminist organization dedicated to informing and empowering women, invites you to contribute to our newest project, I Was There: Stories from the Feminist Front.
Our Executive Director, Sarah Morgan, was inspired to begin this project after reading Susan Brownmiller’s description in Ariel Levy’s Female Chauvinist Pigs of her work on reproductive rights during the Roe v Wade fight. Her first person account of rallying, flyering, marching and, finally, celebrating struck a cord with Sarah and had her wanting more. She soon learned about the 1998 book The Feminist Memoir Project: Voices from Women's Liberation. She wanted to deepen the dialogue on feminism and anti-racism, to cull past and present stories of activism, and to bridge generational divides between feminists.
In this spirit, Think Girl asks women of all ages, races and backgrounds to submit stories of their work as activists for women’s issues. (Think: A Radical Chicken Soup for the Feminist Soul.) These first person stories of strength, perseverance and courage will serve as inspiration to women and girls as they continue their work in or enter the movement.
Stories will be posted weekly at ThinkGirl.net.
We also aim to publish a collection of these stories.
About Think Girl
Think Girl believes in feminist activism that is both global and local. We aim to center women of color in our dialogues and activism, and to represent the ways in which all social justice and environmental movements intersect. Globally, our web site links activists with women’s news, educational resources, and personal writings. We hope to help girls and women understand feminism’s past and present, and encourage them to contribute to its future. We are co-organizing The Feminist Summit, a national conference coming to Detroit in May 2009.
Locally, Think Girl bridges women in Metro Detroit: women of all races and ethnicities, of low- and middle-income, of all body abilities, of spiritual and secular beliefs, and from Detroit and the suburbs. We present educational workshops for preteen girls on media literacy and body image, women’s history and feminism, and challenging stereotypes.
For more information, contact Sarah Morgan
and visit our web site at www.thinkgirl.net.