Passing on the news of a recently-launched website dedicated to honoring and mobilizing girls' media production called Girls Make Media. Creator Mary Celeste Kearney is hoping the site will become a resource for girls, as well as media educators, researchers, and others dedicated to amplifying the voices of girls.
Looks like it's off to a good start -- please check it out, spread the word, contribute...
been to Salt Lake City before, so I was excited to check it out. After
a long drive in from Denver, I was even more excited to be greeted by a
plate of vegan cookies, freshly-baked by our host, Courtney Maguire
(thanks, Courtney!). Courtney is one of the folks involved with the Female Empwerment Movement (FEM),
a new(ish) feminist group created in response to the high rates of
sexual violence in Salt Lake. FEM also helped organize and get the word
out of the evening's events, and I'm grateful.
I'm also grateful to Angela Brown, Meghann Griggs, and the rest of the folks at SLUG magazine,
who responded almost immediately to our call for assistance in helping
put together the discussion and fundraiser in Salt Lake. SLUG was
founded in 1989 and remains Utah's oldest alternative paper.
Kath and Kim
are the clueless, flamboyant, and extremely tacky Australian mother and
daughter on the show of the same name. The Aussie series—whose
cocreators, Jane Turner and Gina Riley,
are also its stars—is a hysterical parody of suburban life in
Australia. EVERYthing is over the top—the accents, the clothes, the
props, the plotlines. And from the first time I saw the show, the thing
I loved about it was the fact that the two female leads were willing to
wear silly prosthetics and unflattering clothes for the sake of good