Oh good, I’m glad.
Ahhh okay! Well I’ve just thought actually - LaDIY Fest Sheffield might be able to put you in touch with some people? This is their twitter and this is their website. I know they’re up north with me but I’m sure they have contacts all over the UK? :)
I’ll do a big post about it when we’re up and running and then I can maybe sort out some collaborations? EXCITING.
Hmmmm well there are femmesolezine and girlsgetbusyzine which are both super cool. And there are more but it’s so late that my brain is broken (3am here). I’m literally just starting to get immersed in it all myself so I’m sorry I’ve been pretty much 0 help. :(
Again, I’ll see if anyone else comes forward with any useful information for us :D
I’m presuming you mean diy as in crafting? (That’s what I usually mean…)
I’m afraid I can’t really - the only recommendation I can give is to have a look at some of the blogs I follow? There’s a list of good’ens in the FAQ?
However, I would be really interested in that myself if anyone else has recommendations?
Myself and some friends are starting a craft collective on Sunday <333
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I am an actor in training. I also object to the constant, blatant sexualization of women that occurs in the entertainment industry. For a long time I believed that these two facts, both central to my identity, were contradictory and incompatible. However, I have decided to combine my passion and my values. I intend to dedicate myself to collecting information about the effects that gender stereotyping by the mainstream media has had on young people, in the past and in the present, and do all I can to work towards a brighter sociological outlook for the future. Instead of taking on any role, regardless of whether or not the project in question sends a positive message to impressionable youth, I want to help produce projects that offer realistic role models that inspire viewers to be true to themselves.
I am interested in hearing about your opinions regarding the gender stereotypes that are commonly portrayed by characters in films, focusing on mainstream films especially. I’d love for your feedback to be experience based and anecdotal. Every question is optional, so feel free to skip! And each question also allows for an essay based response so feel free to write in single word answers, or paragraphs of information, or an answer somewhere inbetween.
Feel free to share it and spread it around. Totally interested in gaining feedback from as many people as possible.
At this point, I am still finding my path and voice as a storyteller who wants to make a real difference.I want your experiences. I want to know what it was like for you to grow up in this culture. Regardless of whether you identify as male, or female, or neither, or something inbetween, what pressures did you face, and what pressures do you continue to face every day? Whether you respond to me personally, or participate in the survey linked above, or both, I value your feedback.
Thank you, in advance, to all that may respond to and/or share this.
RED LION, Pa. (WHTM) -
“His name is Issak” read the stickers worn by supporters during Thursday night’s school board meeting in Red Lion.
Those who turned out said they did so in hopes of putting a face to the name; a name that the school does not plan to announce at graduation.
Born Sierra Stambaugh, 18-year-old Issak Wolfe made the transition from female to male the summer before his junior year at Red Lion Area High School.
“I know a name means a lot, so I went with what would honor my parents the most,” he said.
Wolfe, along with his supporters and a 2,000 person petition, pled for the school to announce his male name at the June 7 graduation ceremony.
“Reading my female name would only hurt me more,” he said to the board.
Issak’s mom, April, had reached out to the school prior to the meeting.
“It would mean a lot to his family if (they) would read his name at graduation,” she said.
The district has said it will allow Wolfe to wear a black cap and gown for boys, as opposed to the yellow cap and gown mandated for girls, but it has told Wolfe that only legal names will be read at graduation.
You have a legal name,” school board member Ben Pratt said. “You have a legal name that is on your diploma.”
Wolfe said he is getting his name legally changed, but the process cannot be completed in time for graduation. It’s a lengthy process that Mechanicsburg senior Caden, born Catelyn, knows all too well.
“In Pennsylvania, it’s really hard and costs a lot of money,” he said.
The ACLU, which is representing Wolfe, said that it’s not about the diploma, but for Wolfe to be recognized for who he is: someone who wants to make a difference.
“I stood up for myself. I stood up for other students in the future, and that’s what counts,” he said.
The board commended the efforts of Wolfe and his supporters and say they will continue to deliberate privately over the possibility of reading his male name.
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