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Is it my baggage and if so, how do I unpack it?

This week's damali ayo lecture has left my head spinning. Bear with me while I try to sort my thoughts, please? I'd known of damali's work for a few years, but this was the first time I'd seen her perform. As I expected, she's wickedly funny, extremely articulate, exceptionally bright, and undeniably charismatic. In her talk, "Shut up and change: A life as a social change artist," she...

Bitch cabaret in Gainesville tomorrow night

Bitch: It's a Noun, It's a Verb, It's a Magazine, Now it's a Cabaret! Saturday, October 4, 2008, 8:00 p.m. WARPhaus Gallery, 818 NW 1st Ave., Gainesville, Florida

Come enjoy artwork about feminism, sex, sexuality, sexism, gender...

Spoken word, performance art, video, music, painting, and more to celebrate and fundraise for Bitch! Work by Liz Femiano, Diana Smith, Nihusa Oviedo...

Heels for babes!

I can't believe this isn't a joke. 

Meanwhile, on the other coast...

I'm in Gainesville, Florida for a few days and will be facilitating a Feminism In/Action discussion tomorrow night. Sponsored by the University of Florida's Center for Women's Studies & Gender Research and The Friends of Wild Iris Books ::: Friday, 3 October, 7:00 pm The Atrium at Ustler Hall, UF Campus

Please come and spread the word!

San Francisco Bitch benefit this Friday

This very kind person offered to host a benefit this Friday at El Rio in San Francisco (thank you!) back when we were in the middle of our fundraising crisis. We're thrilled and incredibly grateful that the event is going on as planned -- because it's ongoing support that's gonna keep Bitch thriving.  

Sounds like it's gonna be a great event. Please attend if you can!

El Rio,...

sm{art} needs art!

In just 25 days, B-Word is not only bringing Judy Chicago out to Portland for our art auction - we are also planning a pretty kick-ass event that isn't your typical auction. We can have all the fantastic entertainment, stellar goodie bags, great local beer and food, and the best host{ess} around, but in order to raise the dollars we need to support Bitch, we need ART!!!

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Bitch lecture series starts tonight

damali ayo: "Shut up and change: A life as a social change artist."

7pm at Smith Memorial Ballroom (1825 SW Broadway Ave) at Portland State University.

Part of our Lecture Series, "Feminist Perspectives in Pop Culture," a four-evening series generously funded by the Oregon Council for the Humanities and sponsored by Portland State Univeristy's Women's Resource Center....

Does this qualify as a mega church?

 

This is a cathedral!  

 

 

Breast is best: More on feminism and animal rights

Since another PETA ad campaign is making the rounds in the blogosphere -- this one persuading Ben and Jerry's to use breast milk instead of cows' milk (Breast is best!) -- I wanted to offer a little bit here and send people over to a post that captures some of what's on my mind. Namely, the all-too-common refusal of non-veg*n feminists to even engage with the legitimate animal cruelty...

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