We Flawless. #FeministEnough
Earlier this year I met what Tumblr told me was the Carefree Black Girl. A natural creative, she’s the grand daughter of the Bettie Davis and Sonia Sanchezes. The post-Lisa Bonet and all them girls in Love Jones but smarter with better poetry, less inhibitions and a sick social media…
"I’m #FeministEnough to know that vulnerability…is power" - Renae B.
And what say you? If video isn’t your style, submit your written #FeministEnough statement to this link and if chosen it will appear on our social channels for the world to see. Join the conversation today!
Check out this awesome interview I did with KPFK’s Feminist Magazine - thank you so much for all of your support - more to come soon! - SW
Listen HERE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kpfk-feminist-magazine/id505520679
And yes - you can submit your WRITTEN #FeministEnough manifesto/thought to email@example.com and we will include it in the project!
When Shannon Washington invited women of color to speak their truths about feminism, she set off a controversy that has gone viral. Her blog and video series challenges popular and mainstream views of what feminism is and what a feminist should look like. And she features women delivering their own personal manifestos.
From that point of departure, our in studio guests Felicia Montes and Caroline Heldman are taking off.
Felicia ‘Fe’ Montes is a Xicana Indigenous artist, activist, academic, community & event organizer, educator, femcee, designer, poet, and performer living and working in the Los Angeles area. An established Xicana cultural worker of a new generation, she has worked on various transnational art and organizing efforts from Chiapas to LA. Fe is the co-founder and coordinating member of Mujeres de Maiz, In Lak Ech and Urban Xic.
Dr. Caroline Heldman is an Assistant Professor of Politics at Occidental College in Los Angeles. She specializes in the presidency, race, and gender. She’s a commentator for Fox News and Al Jazeera and co-edited “Rethinking Madame President: Are We Ready for a Woman in the White House?” Caroline is also a Totalitarian liberal. Radical feminist. Author. Metal head. Martial artist. Political scientist. Talking head.
In NYC? You’re invited to a special conversation, “Anatomy of A Feminist Dream” with between Shannon Washington (founder, Feminist Enough) and Ariana Proehl of Know This TV at NYU on Friday April 25th!
It’s free and open to all and as a treat we are FILMING your #FeminstEnough stories for the next set of videos! Come ready to laugh, learn and be heard.
RSVP to the link above or here.
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We fancy huh?
What do we have? A whole new website!
To experience the full project, video by video, woman by woman go to FeministEnough.com today.
We are still tumbling’ for ya, however the site is the main depository for all videos and for more information like:
Beyoncé featured in the new #BanBossy campaign
Love the intent but I’m still 50/50 on the CTA to “ban bossy.” Thoughts?
Lily Allen is back on the scene and more irritating than ever. When we last saw her, she was “lampooning Hollywood standards of beauty” by thoughtlessly regurgitating Miley Cyrus’ gross and racist imagery. Now she is decrying how mean women are to each other… by being mean to other women.
Listen. What more can you expect from a woman who tried to call out the industry’s racial and sexual objectifying of women by….objectifying black women?!?! When she says “Feminism. I hate that word because it shouldn’t even be a thing any more. We’re all equal, everyone is equal so why is there even a conversation about feminism?" it serves as a CLEAR example of WHY the Feminist Enough project is here and is important. Because we certainly aren’t equal in 2014. -SW