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Entries from May 2008

Mid-Week Memo: The Virgin

May 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Note: This is Part 1 in a 3-part series discussing Chastity, Purity, and Promiscuity. The other day, Rosa,* 16, confessed to us that she had been raped when she was 9 by a family friend. “I’m fine now,” she told us. Her voice wavered but her strength and poise was obvious. She seemed to have […]

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Chicago: DELIZA

May 26th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Deliza is one of the ladies we’ve met through Step Up Women’s Network. We got to know her a little while back when we profiled her for Student of the Month (check out the article here), which is an honor given by Step Up to a particularly inspiring, diligent, and committed young woman who is […]

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Overheard in Chicago #2: DARYL and JOEY

May 25th, 2008 · 3 Comments

A coincidence: While Emma was out of town, I had two unrelated but quite similar conversations about GIRLdrive and our stance on international feminism. We’ve touched on this issue a few times (Siman from Phoenix had a lot to say about it), but it has not come up in a while. The first conversation I […]

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Woman Made Gallery: AMY

May 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

This is PART II of a series of blog entries devoted to Contemporary Art and Feminism I recently sat down for a conversation with Amy (above), gallery coordinator for Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, the midwest regional coordinator for the Feminist Art Project, and adjunct Art History prof at DePaul University. On having a women […]

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Chicago: DOROTHEE

May 18th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Dorothee: 24, lives in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood, and went to high school in Germany. She runs an online video magazine called Fresh Cut, and works at a foundation downtown “to pay the bills.” Is a feminist “but I don’t think about it every day.” On being called a feminist: “Being a woman has definitely […]

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Overheard in Chicago #1: JANE

May 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Every weekend we will post overhead musings from friends and random women we run into in bars, cars, restaurants, and on the streets. One of my best friends Jane came into Chicago this weekend to help me celebrate my 23rd birthday. As we lay in bed one morning, groggily addressing our hangovers and our hungry […]

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UPDATE: Mid-Week Memo

May 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Wednesday entries will now cover specific topics and projects that we are involved in. Look out for ongoing themes such as women and the arts, mentoring teenage girls, intergenerational conversations, and more juicy tidbits from the feminist frontier. Left Forum: Continuing the Conversation In March, I got invited to speak on behalf of “young feminists” […]

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Chicago: HANNAH (aka GOOSE)

May 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Hannah (right, known to us by her former nickname ‘Goose’), 23, is originally from Hoboken, NJ, although she “considers herself from New York, even if most people don’t.” She is currently assisting on a documentary about Grace Paley and is going for her MA in Film Studies in the fall at the University of Iowa. […]

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Feminist Road Trip Mix!

May 8th, 2008 · 2 Comments

A question we often get is “What music did you play on your cross-country journey?” The answer is: a LOT. But we managed to narrow the list down to the quintessential 16. Below are the songs we had constantly on repeat–the tunes that really defined our adventure or fit perfectly with a particular moment on […]

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