Sunday, October 26, 2014

# Like a GIRL (submit your art)

(Lauren Greenfield* June 2014) Using #LikeAGirl as an insult is a hard knock against any adolescent girl. And given that the rest of puberty is really no picnic either, it's easy to see what a huge impact it can have on a girl's self-confidence.
Nancy Lynée Woo
SUBMIT: Submissions are currently OPEN and being solicited for the next Lucid Moose Lit (LML) anthology!

Meet the Editors
Lucid Moose Lit was conceived of as a concept in the fall of 2013, after Nancy Lynee Woo (@fancifulnance), author of Rampant and member of The Poetry Lab, graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in sociology and realized she wanted to combine her two loves, social activism and poetry.
Sarah Thursday, teacher
Sarah Thursday (facebook, twitter) is with music, poetry, and teaching, the founder of the Cadence Collective, obsessed Long Beach, who operates Sadie Girl Press, to help emerging poets and artists create chapbooks.

Her first full-length collection of poems, All the Tiny Anchors, is now out. Thursday has a background in sociology and values creating space for quieter voices to be heard.
Like A Girl?
You read like a girl.
LML is currently accepting works of poetry, prose, and visual art for inclusion in an anthology to be called Like A Girl: Perspectives on Feminine Identity and Development. LML is eager to hear what artists have to say about this topic.

Here are some prompts to get potential contributors thinking, but there is no need to limited to addressing or answering only these questions. Send in whatever feels like it fits within the topic.

(DK) What is at the root of creativity? Dr. Kreay explains.
Tove Lo visits KROQ with video that does not qualify (no sound art)
  • If Rumi had a sister
    What is feminine identity?
  • How do we develop a sense of female identity?
  • How does society affect this development process?
  • How do we think about ourselves as women or girls?
  • Why is being called a girl an insult to men?
  • How are boys and men taught to think about girls?
  • What was your boyhood like in relationship to your peers’ girlhood?
  • Who has a feminine identity?
  • What role does femininity play in LGBTQ and transgender communities?
  • What does being compared to a girl mean?
The inspiration for this issue came from the moving and thought-provoking commercial from the company Always under their #LikeAGirl campaign. Both editors are unabashed about any tears that may have been shed. The video above is highly recommend watching. More

What if Shakespeare or Rumi had a sister?
Dhr. Seven, Wisdom Quarterly (COMMENTARY)
It's a popular question: What if Shakespeare had a sister? What it means is that it is staggering to think how much humanity has lost for the shutting out of contributions from more than 50 percent of the human population on Earth. It happens in Christendom and Islamic realms. The loss to science, math, literature, medicine, biology, and things undreampt, it's overwhelming. If Shakespeare (aka Edward de Vere) had had an equally talented sister, we would likely never have heard of her. She would not have been encouraged or perhaps even allowed to write, never educated or given the leisure to pursue her passion. And such a deeply ingrained sexism (even among females with colonized minds and hearts) that is harming us all.

What if Bach didn't have a ghostwriting wife?
Ollie Gillman (
My wife wrote my best a girl.
Did Mrs. Bach write composer's finest works? Handwriting analysis "proves" musician's second wife penned some of his best pieces, academics claim.
  • Study of handwriting on Bach's work suggests she was behind the music.
  • Researchers know Mrs. Bach helped husband write in his later years.
  • But forensic analysis proves she was composing the scores herself.
The handwriting (Wiki/DM)
Many of composer Johann Sebastian Bach's best-loved works may have actually been written by his wife, an academic has claimed.  A major study of Bach's handwriting and manuscripts could prove that Anna Magdalena, the composer's second wife, was the writer of dozens of works attributed to him. Compelling research by Martin Jarvis, professor of music at Charles Darwin University, Australia, has inspired a new documentary, which will "prove" Mrs. Bach was more involved than previously thought. Johann Sebastian Bach's second wife may have composed some of his finest works, academics have claimed.

The film, presented by British composer Sally Beamish, will include evidence from the forensic scientist who has closely analyzed the composer's scores and signature in minute detail.
Prof. Jarvis hopes his findings will change the "sexist" view that the greatest compositions have always been written by men and aims to give Mrs. Bach the credit she deserves.
Forensic document examiner Heidi Harralson told the Sunday Telegraph that she was as sure as possible "within a reasonable degree of scientific certainty" that Mrs. Bach was the composer behind some of the [best Bach] works. More
*Filmmaker Lauren Greenfield, in her work as a documentarian, has witnessed the confidence crisis among girls and the negative impact of stereotypes first-hand. "When the words 'like a girl' are used to mean something bad, it is profoundly disempowering. I am proud to partner with Always (facebook/twitter) to shed light on how this simple phrase can have a significant and long-lasting impact on girls and women. What do YOU do #LikeAGirl?

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