During last week’s beginner workshop, we were able to use a critical, feminist lens to deconstruct Disney princesses! Although last year’s track used labels of “feminist” vs “not a feminist” to categorize the princesses, this year’s track decided that we don’t have the right to “tell people’s stories and who they are.” Our members decided that whether someone defines something as “feminist” or “not feminist,” depends largely on societal circumstances and their awareness of feminism. We also discussed how most of the Disney princesses are white women, and not look like “us” as WOC (Women of Color). Members also talked about the increasing sexualization of children and the pressure of idealized beauty standards upon them.
Last week, our intermediate students got the opportunity to view Betty Cao’s documentary, “Bordering on Love”. After the viewing, Cao and Lynna Vong led a workshop over Asian American LGBTQ issue and facilitated a discussion on deconstructing love. We want to give a big thank you to our guests for screening this movie in our Making HerStory space! Thank you for the powerful impact you’re having on the world!
In Other News…
THIS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2014 AT SOUTHERN OAKS LIBRARY IN OKC:
Making HERstory WILL BE HOSTING OUR 2ND ANNUAL POTLUCK!
We will be starting at about 5:30 and look forward to seeing you!!
Come join us for delicious food, critical discussions and a chance to meet our high school members! Students from both the Beginner and Intermediate tracks will be in attendance!
As a note: We ask you PLEASE bring ONE dish. ANY food is more than welcome! We’d love to savor your favorite thing to create in the kitchen or just something you whipped up quickly!
We will be screening either:
1) Precious Knowledge: Documentary over ethnic studies in Arizona – very similar to the Making Herstory space.
2) Fruitvale Station: Film over the murder of Oscar Grant/police brutality).
Both go along well with our workshop(s) over the past few weeks, which have included both topics.
COME JOIN US 🙂 !
This is only Making Herstory’s first semester of the year!
We want to encourage anyone who’s interested in attending our facilitations to contact us at email@example.com ! It’s not too late to be a part of Making HerStory!
POTENTIAL, NEW, AND OLD students are ALL welcome to attend our potluck on Thursday!
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Thanks for reading!
– The Making HerStory Team
You can contact our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the potluck this Thursday (Nov. 13) or about our Beginner/Intermediate tracks in general!