An Inclusive Litany


A call for papers from Catherine Jonet, a graduate student at Indiana State University:
THEME: Lived Feminisms/Womanism/New Mestiza Consciousness/Third Wave/Cyberfeminism: The Year 2000 and Looking Forward

We invite contributions of critical, personal, and narrative essays, poetry, interviews, and other forms of (written) expression from women, men, and transgendered people born between 1960 and 1980 who identify themselves as feminists/Womanists/New Mestiza/Third Wave/Cyberfeminists (all, one, or some) and/or who incorporate/modify/exhibit feminisms/Womanism/New Mestiza Consciousness/Third Wave/Cyberfeminism in their lives/conceptions of self and/or work.

Artists/musicians/photographers and webmasters/designers who wish to make creative submissions need to contact the editor directly. The goal of this publication is to create a grassroots effort that makes the voices, stories, experiences, opinions, and personal brands/lived forms of "feminisms" available to Women Studies students, students, instructors, the public/community through a publication to be called a "jourzine," a form that inhabits the spaces between the "journal" and the "zine." The jourzine will also appear in online format. Advice, guidance, and submissions are also sought from Women Studies, Gender Studies, Queer Studies, African American Studies, African Diaspora Studies, Asian Pacific Studies, Chicana/Chicano Studies, Latina/Latino Studies, Jewish Studies, India Studies, Native American Studies, Multicultural Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, European Studies, and Political Science professors, specialists, and grad students. We are also interested in advice, guidance, and submissions from (political/cultural) activists, "everyday people," professionals, and nonprofessionals alike. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

your brand of feminism(s) how you developed it and how you use it in your life and/or your activisms
race, society, culture, and (your) feminism(s)
racism, society, culture, and (your) feminism(s)
ethnicity, society, culture, and (your) feminism(s)
sexual identity, society, culture, and (your) feminism(s)
heterosexism, homophobia, society, culture, and (your) feminism(s)
class, society, culture, and (your) feminism(s)
"disabilities," culture, and (your) feminism(s)
geography, society, culture, and (your) feminism(s)
religion and (your) feminism(s)
take back the night and (your) feminism(s)
reproductive rights and (your) feminism(s)
the body and (your) feminism(s)
the "job" and (your) feminism(s)
the "career" and (your) feminism(s)
the family and (your) feminism(s)
dating and (your) feminism(s)
love/lovers and (your) feminism(s)
fat oppression and (your) feminism(s)
skinny oppression and (your) feminism(s)
beauty/style, its delights, horrors, joys, and oppressions and (your) feminism(s)
the word "feminist" and (your) feminism(s)
list-serves or discussion lists and (your) feminism(s)
zines and (your) feminism(s)
feminist, Womanist, Third Wave, New Mestiza, mujeres de color theories, and the practice of (your) feminism(s)
"this bridge called my back" and (your) feminism(s)
"to be real" and (your) feminism(s)
"bulletproof diva" and (your) feminism(s)
"making face, making soul: haciendo caras" and (your) feminism(s)
"sister outsider" and (your) feminism(s)
"compañeras: latina lesbians" and (your) feminism(s)
Alice Walker and (your) feminism(s)
bell hooks and (your) feminism(s)
Gloria Anzaldúa and (your) feminism(s)
Audre Lorde and (your) feminism(s)
Rebecca Walker and (your) feminism(s)
French feminisms and (your) feminism(s)
any author, poet, text, film, TV program, "star," performance artist, art, music/musician, social movement, cultural production/producer/icon/iconoclast. and (your) feminism(s) (For example, Louise Erdrich, Jamaica Kincaid, Carole Maso, Gayl Jones, Mitsuye Yamada, Adrienne Rich, Chrystos, Xena, Buffy, Tori Amos, Shabana Azmi, Fire, Girl, Interrupted, Run Lola Run, Dogma, etc.)
grrl movements and (your) feminism(s)
the notion of a "feminist space" and (your) feminism(s)
the First Wave and (your) feminism(s)
the Second Wave and (your) feminism(s)
Women Studies programs and (your) feminism(s)
in-betweeneity and (your) feminism(s)
the notion/circumstances/consequences of "I'm not a feminist, but..." and (your) feminism(s)
the notion/circumstances/consequences of "I'm a feminist, but I'm not a lesbian" and (your) feminism(s)
post-structuralism, post-modernism and (your) feminism(s)

Essays should not exceed 7,000 words and should follow MLA guidelines for citation and presentation. However, importance is placed on the contributors writing in their own style or in a style/manner that emphasizes the form/content of their submissions. Please include a short bio with submissions.

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