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L&D nurse creates “MAMA”, a 10 piece multimedia sculpture exhibit, to raise awareness about women’s autonomy in childbirth

"Mama is a multimedia sculpture exhibit I created in 2012/2013 which served as my Master’s Thesis project for my MA in Health and Healing. I spent approximately 300 hours over the course of 1.5 years to construct the 10 pieces, made out of plastic, maternity mannequins, with virtually no prior art experience. The project spawned a kickstarter campaign, to raise funds to complete it, and then a gallery opening on July 27th, 2013 at Hartford ArtSpace Gallery.

I used my experiences as a mother and childbirth nurse as both inspiration and guide to completing the project. The exhibit tells the story of the Mother Archetype, each piece rich with symbolism pulled from my personal, and the collective, unconscious. As a whole, they represent the story of creation; from Mother Earth’s conception of us, to our human experience of motherhood, to humankind’s role as creators of our future. I used my experience with natural childbirth as a metaphor and familiar guide to the creative process, discovering that bringing our dreams to reality requires the same approach; courage, focus, determination, openness and acceptance.

Since the opening of the exhibit, I have sought opportunities to show MAMA in other locations and offer public talks about the making of the sculptures, leading into a subject that I am passionate about; the need to protect women’s choice and autonomy in childbirth. My ultimate goal is to educate women about their options for birth and to help change the culture surrounding birth, hoping more women will come to see birth as a spiritually empowering rite of passage rather than a painful, dangerous medical event. 

For more information, please visit you can also view the full exhibit at”

-submitted by Erin Zaffis

We are so excited that Erin has donated some of her incredible art to Femme Fest’s art auction to benefit Southern Woman’s Bookstore

Check out her Etsy shop MamAmore to get your own Mamadonna sculpture!

Flower Crown Magazine: Issue 2
It’s here! For your viewing pleasure we present: Flower Crown Mag Issue 2!!!
Interviews with Jane Elliott, Aprill Hogue (aprill-showers) Hannah Giorgis of ethiopienne, and more!
Also featured:
A 101 on Rape Culture
A call for more disabled women in media by Katrina Vargas
A look back at Afropunk
Book reviews
Amazing art and a punk mermaid photoshoot by Natalie Reitz (nonatno)
We are also proud to announce that we are having a giveaway! Flower Crown Magazine is giving away 1 copy of Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men. In order to enter all you have to do is reblog!
-submitted by likethebrimofahat 

Flower Crown Magazine: Issue 2

It’s here! For your viewing pleasure we present: Flower Crown Mag Issue 2!!!


Interviews with Jane Elliott, Aprill Hogue (aprill-showers) Hannah Giorgis of ethiopienne, and more!

Also featured:

A 101 on Rape Culture

A call for more disabled women in media by Katrina Vargas

A look back at Afropunk

Book reviews

Amazing art and a punk mermaid photoshoot by Natalie Reitz (nonatno)

We are also proud to announce that we are having a giveaway! Flower Crown Magazine is giving away 1 copy of Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men. In order to enter all you have to do is reblog!

-submitted by  


*Signal Boost!*

I’m a student studying for a Masters in England, and my research project is looking at how to help women cope with everyday sexism in the workplace.
The rationale is that, currently, sexism is prevalent in the workplace - and we need more ways to help women cope with the emotional impact of sexism whilst we work to achieve a society where sexism is a thing of the past.
In order to finish my study, I need women who are willing to spend 5 minutes filling in a short survey about their workplace experiences - the more responses I get, the better my research is and the more impact I can try to make!
Anyone interested, please click the link below:
Thanks :)

-submitted by  

"Hey I’ve been a long time follower and I really love everything you post but I was wondering if you would signal boost this post for a film that we’re trying to get made, it would really mean a lot to us and we think that the story of Joan of Arc is a beautiful one and we really hope that we can make this short film. Again, most of the people working on it are women who are really trying to make it into the film industry here in Arizona and it’s truly a terrible place and industry to be in as a woman and we’re all really interested in changing that.” -submitted by  

Absolutely! Thank you for your work! <3

Sexism and Objectification in the Sales and Service Industries

"That submission about street harassment reminded me of a situation earlier today.  I was at work and I approached a customer (male), as I am suppose to do because I work in sale and customer service, and before I can even say “how can I help you today?” he smiles at me and says “Hello, beautiful”.  Later, when I was on my lunch in the food court, he was sitting a few tables away, saw me and proceeded to creepily stare at me until his children joined him.

This is not an isolated incident.  Regularly when I approach male customers to greet them I am greeted with “Hey, beautiful”, “Hello, pumpkin”, “Hey, how you doin’” - all with creepy gazes down my body like I’m there for their viewing pleasure.  And I can’t do anything but ignore it because I’m at work and it’s part of the job.  I can’t do anything unless they try to touch me, unless their words get really nasty, and then all that will happen is that they will move me to a different part of the store until the customer leaves.

I have been asked out, men have demanded my phone number or tried to give me theirs, and all because I’m doing my job.  It’s my job to be nice to these people.  It’s my job to be pleasant and enjoyable to be around.  It’s my job to give these people attention and make them feel attended to.  That’s part of excellent sales.  It’s an experience you don’t get at lower-end stores, so it’s a selling advantage.

It just shows you the entitlement that these men have, because they think my time and attention is actually for them and not because of my job, or if they do realize my limitations because of my job they are taking advantage of that to put me in an uncomfortable position.” - submission by  

I HATE THAT. I literally hate that. I worked as a waitress all throughout high school and a retail sales associate as I worked my way through college, and having to deal with ridiculousness like that is an every day occurrence in those types of service jobs that are primarily dominated by women (and therefore underpaid.) It is SO infuriating, especially because you’re right, you can’t do anything but ignore it unless you can risk losing your job. (And let’s face it, people working these types of jobs can rarely risk not having income.) Which is why I think it’s so important to talk about it. To write about it. To share it. 

Thank you for your submission! (And I’m sorry you had to deal with that creepy asshole today.) <3

Not an OkCupid experience but worth sharing:

"I live in New York, and in this city you quite regularly encounter things and people that makes the feminist in you go completely mad, frustrated, desperate. (just such as the everyday comments of “oooh you look good”, “come here sweetie” , “why won’t you look at me with those beautiful eyes of yours?”) but tonight must have been the crème de la crop of everyday sexism. Me and my best friend were walking down 40th street when all of a sudden we hear someone behind us talking, I hear words like “sex” and “hot” but think that the guy must be speaking to somebody else, but the words follow us for several more moments and I look over and meet his stare and I now hear what he’s saying: “you wanna come to my apartment? We can have sex, the three of us?  Huh you wanna do that?” We both start to walk faster but he keeps on following us (and do note that we’re in the middle of a crowded street), and he keeps on talking, about all the horrible things he would do to us and before we finally get away from him (by crossing to the wrong side of the street from where we were heading), he says: “Come to my apartment and you can suck my d*ck” , 

A huge part of me wanted to turn around and kickbox him and scream and yell all the feminists rants in the world that I could think of, but I didn’t dare to, and I realized that it was no point of doing so, because I was already the victim.

Sorry, just had to share this because I am boiling over with anger.” - submitted by  

First, thank you so much for submitting! (Submissions of everyday micro-aggressions/harassment/objectification are always welcome!)

Secondly, what a fucking douche-bag. I, too, like so many other women, have experienced how scary and infuriating cat-calling and street harassment can be. I’m so sorry you had to deal with that bullshit tonight.

Feminist Filmmaker Seeking Support!

Hello Fellow Feminists!

I’m tired of how periods are represented in the media. Like the women who get them, I believe they’re each extremely unique and I am making a short film that challenges the stereotypes and celebrates the period! I just wanted to share my project and let you know that I’ll be starting a conversation on Twitter for this movement every Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 18: #IfMyPeriodHadaName
Tuesday, March 25: #CrampingMyStyle
Tuesday, April 1: #PeriodHorrorStories
Tuesday, April 8: #ShitMyPeriodSays
Tuesday, April 15: #NotOvaryActing
Tuesday, April 22: #GoWithTheFlow

Example: Call her Abby McStabby because she looks cute but SHE STABS ME TO DEATH EVERY MONTH. #ifmyperiodhadaname

I hope you can join us! Thank you for your time!

Kristine Gerolaga

I have seen several posts on here about creepshots, that’s how I first heard about it. It disgusts me. I just now started two petitions against it, one with and one with Please help me get signatures? Thank you so much.

I need 100,000 by march 27th on the whitehouse one and they will have to do something about it. I really want to get something done with this issue.

There are so many things wrong with this article, I can’t even piece my thoughts together.

"Maybe I’m late to the party here, but have you guys seen this article yet:

-submitted by allthemorebeautiful 


Hey! I actually did see this article, and I posted it on Facebook earlier today with this in response to it:

I’m SICK of seeing bullshit like this. STOP policing every choice girls/women. STOP shaming them for trying to fit in to a society that treats them like sex objects. STOP acting as if your sons are innocent, and start teaching them to be decent human beings with restraint and respect for other people.

I love your blog :)

"Hi! I love your blog. I recently started my own feminist tumbleblog, and I am hoping you might be interested in some of the things I’m writing on. I don’t know if it’s inappropriate or self-promoting to suggest that, but I hope not, and I’m sorry if it is!

Two posts you might be interested in (there are more, but these seem up your alley):
(1) On Sexual Assault “Prevention Tips”
(2) "You’re too Pretty to be a Lawyer." 

Thank you! Keep on rocking the awesome blog! :)”

- submitted by a-golden-lasso-of-my-own 

"Just found the tumblr “Exploding Actresses” where artist? comedian? Simone Rovellini uses his skills to dramatically explode the heads off only female characters in films… oh and then their headless corpses continue to walk around.

Each explosion hits me right in the gut. It is incredibly offensive and misogynistic. Things like this perpetuate a culture of violence around women and, by making it a joke, thus more acceptable and easier to pass around because, “Hey man, lighten up, look at his sweet skillz.”

Now to get this disgusting taste out of my mouth…”

-submitted by suspendedlikespirits 


This really is awful.

"It was actually a few weeks ago, during the E3 video game conference. During one of the Xbox One’s new debuts of a game, a male higher-up in the company was playing a female Microsoft worker (not sure of her status) and it was a fighting game. Part way through, he was totally beating her at the game and said, "Shhh, just let it happen." 

There was PLENTY of outrage, believe me. Anita Sarkeesian aka Feminist Frequency aka @femfreq, the creator of the Tropes vs. Women youtube series, was one of many gamers who spoke out vehemently. Articles were written. Excuses were made. Men were idiots. The usual.”

-submitted by homohysteria 


Wowwww. That’s awful, and sadly, not surprising at all. Thanks for the information.

Submission (TW:Rape)

Hi there, my name’s Aryn. I’m a contributor of my friend Jen’s online magazine, The Feminist Observer. We’re having a kickstarter campaign right now to begin funding the rest of this year’s publications. We could really use some more support, as we’ve only reached $100 of our $1,000+ goal. Even if you can only pledge $1, that’s still $1 more than we had! We really appreciate everyone’s help and support because without all of you this would not be possible! Even if you can’t make a pledge, please spread the word and share this with your friends! Thank you all so, so much!

White House petition about consent in sex-ed!

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