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By now, you may have seen the call for submissions for workshops, panels, and presentations for the upcoming 2012 Femme Conference. We are getting some great submissions rolling in. Major love to those who have already sent in submissions!
We want many, many more so that we can have a JAM-PACKED conference schedule, overflowing from every direction with discussion, collaboration, analysis, exploration, bravery, love, tender moments, hard moments, amazing moments.
We want YOUR submissions. We want your thoughts. We want your beautiful face to be represented. We want that discussion you and your best femme friend keep having, blown up and out of the water and shared with the hundreds of other femmes who will be gathering in Baltimore this August.
If you don’t do so well with putting your thoughts into writing but you have a bangin’ idea for a workshop proposal, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You and I can make a date to go over your ideas on the phone, for example. I know the form is long, and I don’t want anyone to feel intimidated.
How about ideas? If you’re like me, you have SO MANY ideas, and sometimes you need some nudges to get started. Here are a few ideas we came up with on the Programming committee:
*How policing and the prison industrial complex affect us as queer emmes
*High-femme / Low-femme / All kinds of femme: What do these words mean and what are the implications in our communities?
*Honoring our femme ancestors: looking at our community ancestors and creating an art project together
*Mixed-race femme (in)visibility
*”Femme drama”: exploring femme/femme conflict and providing skills in navigating and healing from conflict within our communities
*Gender transitions in relationships
*Various issues around age: a workshop for femme youth (21 and younger); an intergenerational dialogue; a conversation on femmes and aging
*Digital storytelling workshop on femme experiences and femmephobia, racism, classism and sexism
*Community care and healing justice
*History of femme
*Femme on Femme sex / dating
*Conversations by and for trans femmes
*Capitalism + femme: working-class realness
*How does femme look in your town? Regional variations of Femme
*Femmes in the media
*Challenging consumption: how do we work it out?
*Fat and body politics
*That topic you and your friends can’t stop talking about
And of course, there are INFINITE possibilities for skillshares and hands-on demonstrations. Do you have a skill that could benefit and enrich your community? Please submit your idea! Here are some to get you thinking:
*Tools & home repair
*How to be a fragrance free femme
*Tech 101 and media arts: podcasts, blogging, social networking, digital storytelling
*Journaling for healing
*How to give a massage
*Making your own cosmetics / beauty products
*Communication / facilitation skills
*Meditation / yoga
*Graphic novel making
*That cool thing you’re really good at
What ideas do YOU have?
***Live At Femme2012***
- What an intense, gorgeous, ferocious, inspiring, hot, sassy, teaching weekend! Huge thanks to everyone who attended & made FemmeCon possible 12:35:30 AM August 20, 2012 from Mobile Web ReplyRetweetFavorite
- About to live stream Bryn Kelly's talk! #femme2012 02:33:52 PM August 19, 2012 from Mobile Web ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Spotted: one trillion femmes at One World cafe. Femme takeover 2012! 04:56:31 PM August 17, 2012 from Mobile Web ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Livestream of nomy lamm's keynore starts at 1p EST: http://t.co/5R6mBuFD #femme2012 04:42:43 PM August 17, 2012 from web ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Registration starts in half an hour, ahhh! Happy FemmeCon! 12:39:17 PM August 17, 2012 from Mobile Web ReplyRetweetFavorite
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- RT @Indyreader: We'll be covering The Femme Conference all weekend long! Also watch their livestream @ http://t.co/agdeC596 or keep upd ... 10:21:32 PM August 15, 2012 from web ReplyRetweetFavorite
- RT @riflesforlegs: really really really really really jazzed about #femme2012 !!! 10:21:17 PM August 15, 2012 from web ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Keynote livestream sched (all EST): Nomy Lamm 8/17 1p, Pratibha Parmar 8/18 1p, Bryn Kelly 8/19 10:30a, & Geppetta+Jessica Blinkhorn 8/19 1p 09:35:24 PM August 15, 2012 from web ReplyRetweetFavorite
- .@GlitterFemme registration will go all weekend -- come whenever and as soon as you can! 09:20:13 PM August 15, 2012 from web in reply to GlitterFemme ReplyRetweetFavorite
Conference Details:9:00am Aug 17 - 6:00pm Aug 19, 2012. Baltimore, MD