July 7, 2010 § Leave a comment
Friends: Women’s Glib is seeking new contributors. If you’re interested in becoming a part of this awesome blog right here, please email me soon! As I wrote earlier this week:
This blog is all about centering teenagers’ voices — voices which are so often silenced and ignored. This is a great opportunity for you to project your voice to a supportive and dynamic audience about issues that really matter. The ideal contributor is a high school student who is familiar with what we do here, preferably with enough free time to write at least one new post each week. (Savvy middle school students and/or college-age writers are also welcome!) Brilliant readers, consider this seriously! Don’t be shy! Please contact me at womensglib -AT- gmail -DOT- com. Provide a brief description of who you are, why you’re interested in joining the Women’s Glib team, and a few concrete ideas for topics you’d like to write about here.
The deadline to contact me about this prospect is Monday July 12. Thanks!
July 5, 2010 § 1 Comment
Note: I have moved this post to the top, to make sure everyone sees and reads it!
Are you a fan of feminism? Do you enjoy reading this blog? Are you young, smart, and somewhat decent with words? Then I have an exciting prospect for you: I’m seeking new contributors for Women’s Glib. This blog is all about centering teenagers’ voices — voices which are so often silenced and ignored. This is a great opportunity for you to project your voice to a supportive and dynamic audience about issues that really matter.
The ideal contributor is a high school student who is familiar with what we do here, preferably with enough free time to write at least one new post each week.
Brilliant readers, consider this seriously! Don’t be shy! Please contact me at womensglib -AT- gmail -DOT- com. Provide a brief description of who you are, why you’re interested in joining the Women’s Glib team, and a few concrete ideas for topics you’d like to write about here.
May 26, 2010 § 1 Comment
Hello, lovely readers!
So, it’s almost June. School is wrapping up, glorious sunshine abounds, New York City is engulfed in heat (I mean like it’s-9:00pm-and-still-in-the-upper-80s-Fahrenheit heat with no air conditioner or breeze on the top floor of a walkup apartment building), and as such, I am experiencing a bout of writers’ block.
Help a girl out! What issues/ideas (that we’ve covered previously, or that based on our philosophy you think we’d enjoy taking a stab at) would you like to read more about? What previous posts have most excited or interested you? The list of post tags on the right can help jog your memory.
Leave suggestions and requests in comments. Readers who usually don’t comment are encouraged to de-lurk!
January 30, 2010 § 4 Comments
Starting the blog was a very random decision. Back in January 2009, I was an avid reader of a plethora of feminist and progressive blogs, having been introduced to Feministing by Shira a year and a half earlier.
I had flirted with the idea of starting my own blog, but the prospect was daunting, to say the least: Would I be able to update as often as I felt I should? How would I deal with abusive comments and insensitive critiques? Most importantly — who would read? But one Friday night on a whim, I created a WordPress account and the blog was born.
The answers to the first two questions came when I decided to make Women’s Glib a group adventure. Having multiple bloggers allows us to update more frequently, to commiserate and laugh about misogynistic comments, and to explore a more diverse range of feminist thoughts and experiences. The seven young women who join me here are inspirational feminists, powerful writers, and amazing friends. Thanks, ladies!
The answer to the last question — who would read the blog — is constantly evolving. I am impressed and honored by our readership. Whether you are a blogger, a regular commenter here, or just a silent and supportive reader: Thanks. We owe you.
That concludes my one-year blog birthday reflection. Now for some photo goodness… Be honest with me, now: is Women’s Glib as cute as Shira’s sister Ellie was on her first birthday?
Cupcakes + babies = love.
October 30, 2009 § Leave a comment
Silvia and Katie will no longer be regular contributors to the blog, mostly because of time and stress issues. Should they ever want to contribute any guest posts, I would welcome them wholeheartedly! Women’s Glib loves you.
August 13, 2009 § 6 Comments
This is a particularly busy time for Women’s Glib. Ruth packed up and left for college a few days ago; Silvia, Katie, and Zoe will do the same in the coming weeks. Shira is volunteering in New Orleans. Kyla and Phoebe are busy with summer relaxation and teenage antics. To top it off, I will be on vacation with my family for the next two weeks.
So…expect very light posting through the end of August. We’ll be back in full force in September, we promise.
June 18, 2009 § Leave a comment
In an attempt to explain why we haven’t posted anything new in a week, I’ve come up with the poor excuse that it’s summer and we just finished school (!!!!). Our resident seniors — Ruth, Zoe, Silvia, and Katie — are caught up with graduation-type things; the rest of us are just damn tired.
So we’ll be updating again soon! Thanks for continuing to check the site.
June 1, 2009 § 3 Comments
Doing the webcast was a lot of fun, and a great way to reflect on what Women’s Glib means to me and my fellow bloggers. Thanks so much to Paul and Susan for inviting us and leading us in this insightful dialogue.