All three of our camps are filled to capacity!! If you didn’t get an application submitted in time you can still send one in to be put on our waiting list and to get updates firsthand about other developments in the GRCT 2013 calendar. Thanks to all who applied, we can’t wait to meet you!
2013 camps are filing up fast! We’ve got two spots left in our July 22 week, and only a handful of places in July 15 and August 5 sessions. Get your applications in now, before it’s too late!
Girls Rock Camp Toronto is back! We have three sessions in 2013: July 15-21, July 22-28, and August 5-11. Camper and volunteer registration is open now!
- Audre Lorde’s The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House
- Audre Lorde’s Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power
- Aurora Levins Morales’s Radical Pleasure: Sex and the End of Victimhood
- bell hooks’ Cultural Criticism & Transformation
- Chandra Talpade Mohanty’s Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses
- Combahee River Collective Statement
- Dorothy Allison’s A Question of Class
- Judith Butler documentary
- Leslie Feinberg’s We Are All Works in Progress
- Paula Gunn Allen’s Who is Your Mother?: Red Roots of White Feminism
- R.W. Connell’s The Social Organization of Masculinity
- Sandra Lee Bartky’s Foucault, Femininity, and the Modernization of Patriarchal Power
- Sandra Cisneros’s Guadalupe the Sex Goddess
- Sojourner Truth’s Ain’t I a Woman?
- Susan Bordo’s The Body and the Reproduction of Femininity
Excelllllent! Summer reading list anyone?
Some things to add:
Feminism for REAL: Deconstructing the academic industrial complex of feminism. Came out in 2011, edited anthology by Jessica Yee.
Shameless did a podcast book review of Feminism for REAL!
Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme. Came out in 2011, edited anthology by Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman.
In the summer of 2009, butch writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote and gender researcher and femme dynamo Zena Sharman wrote down a wish-list of their favourite queer authors; they wanted to continue and expand the butch-femme conversation. The result is Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme. The stories in these pages resist simple definitions. The people in these stories defy reductive stereotypes and inflexible categories. The pages in this book describe the lives of an incredible diversity of people whose hearts also pounded for some reason the first time they read or heard the words “butch” or “femme.”
The newly published graphic novella Heartbeats: The IZZAT Project by Pomegranate Tree Group.
Description: “Heartbeats: The IZZAT Project is comic book created by young South Asian women. It is a love letter to our communities. We came together as a group of young South Asian women to challenge how “izzat” or “honour” has been used to rationalize violence against us. Our bodies belong to us, not to patriarchs, media or governments. Heartbeats: The IZZAT Project affirms our right to safety.”
Over at Shameless, we had the opportunity to feature their amazing work in our magazine.
What are some books we could all add to this list/what’s missing?
LISTEN TO THIS NOW!
It’s the girl’s songs from Toronto’s Girls Rock Camp, and it’s so good I can’t even handle it.
Girls Rock Camp Toronto is back! We have three sessions in 2013: July 15-21, July 22-28, and August 5-11. Camper registration is open now!
Volunteer registration opens next Friday, February 22!
check out the new video by planet creature! featuring band coach/guitar teacher kat theadorelos on lead guitar and snack captain brooke gagne on vocals.
Day five lunch band: Rouge!! (Taken with Instagram)
Day five: silk screening workshop (Taken with Instagram)