Submission

For the following subsections submit any creative medium that addresses the subject. Whether it be narratives, poetry, essays, artwork, photography, multimedia, etc., your submissions are encouraged. If you aren’t comfortable with that but would still like your story shared, you can have someone else interview you and tell your story. I am offering to interview and write women’s stories too, just send me an email with the subject “Interview”.

 My goal is for this to be a beautiful testimony of the strength and resilience of women. I hope this can also serve to be a tool of reflection and healing for all women who choose to be apart of this project, or just those viewing it. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have, or if you need some guidance. 

This is a new and collaborative idea, none of the sections are concrete or inflexible, interpret the sections however you’d like and branch out. They are just for relative guidance, but if you have anything that pertains to the feminine experience that is not listed below that you’d like to express, your idea is more than welcomed.

Diversity is imperative for this project. The feminism movement has always been criticized because it only reflects the white women experience.I want every type of woman to have the opportunity to be heard in this project. Please share this with anyone you think would want to be apart. 

To submit your work send an email to: everywomanproject2020@gmail.com

For submissions please include your name, age, and a little about you. In the subject line put what section you are submitting to. Your work may overlap multiple sections, include all you feel apply. You can also submit with Google Drive, just share it with the email and send a link. If you’re interested in having a more hands on role with this project, just send an email saying so.

You may submit as many pieces of poetry, artwork, narratives, etc., as you’d like. The more the better!

Subsections:

I. Words a man told you that you held onto: Every woman has internalized a comment made by a man without second thought. What is something a man told you that you couldn’t forget?

II. Facade of Femininity: How is femininity shaped by men?

  • Discuss high standards for women, body image, pitting women amongst each other
  • Compare “traditional” femininity to what femininity is to you
  • Sex roles: What did you observe about women’s roles growing up? How did that effect you?

III. Identity and Self

  • What is womanhood to you?
  • What do you love about being a woman?
  • Why is womanhood powerful?
  • Create something about a women you love/look up to
  • What makes you feel strong/accomplished/beautiful?
  • Talk about a time you felt seen
  • Compare adolescent self to your true self
  • Any expression/realization about self
  • What are the sacred parts of you?

IV. Women’s Sexuality:

  • Women are shamed for having sex, shamed for being a “prude”
  • How does shaming effect women’s relationship with sex?
  • Experiences of lesbian/bisexual/queer women
  • Treatment of women during sex (lack of priority, commonality of objectification and exploitation)
  • How early did objectification start for you?

V. Violence Towards Women:

  • Accounts of physical, sexual, mental and emotional abuse
  • Testimony to the commonality of abuse, and how seldom we are believed and helped
  • Stories of resilience, reflection, growth, and strength

VI. Internet’s Effect on Women

  • Effects of social media and unrealistic beauty standards
  • Prevalence of pedophiles grooming girls online
  • Porn’s effect on women’s sexuality and objectification

VII. BIPOC Feminine Experiences

  • Experiences and struggles
  • Perception growing up (childhood to adolescence to adulthood)
  • Stories of growth, resilience, and strength
  • Expressions of womanhood, self love, and growth

VIII. Trans Women Experience

  • Experiences and struggles
  • Perception growing up (childhood to adolescence to adulthood)
  • Stories of growth, resilience, and strength
  • Expressions of womanhood, self love, and growth

IX. Disabled Women Experiences

  • Experiences and struggles
  • Perception growing up (childhood to adolescence to adulthood)
  • Stories of growth, resilience, and strength
  • Expressions of womanhood, self love, and growth

X. Women in Workplace

  • Encounters and experiences
  • Inequality faced
  • Perception and treatment

XI. Future of Femininity

  • How does the world need to change to embrace women?
  • Guidance for healing
  • Positivity & hopes for future women
  • How do you wish the world treated women?

All submissions can be sent to: everywomanproject2020@gmail.com

For specific guidelines read the excerpt above.

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