Julie Zeilinger, Caroline Rothstein
. . . . The Project Continues
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Friends Meeting House
15 Rutherford Place @ East 15th St. between 2nd and 3rd Aves
(a short walk fr/Union Square) Suggested Donation: $25 / $15
In March, 2011, The WTCI convened an international summit - Endangered Species: Preserving The Female Body. Out of that, the Endangered Bodies Campaign was launched- partnering with like-minded body positive organizations in 5 different countries who are engaged in the the same fight to free women's/girls' bodies from commodification and objectification.
This year we honor Julie Zeilinger, a feminist media activist and storyteller. Julie is originally from Pepper Pike, Ohio and a member of the Barnard College Class of 2015. She founded and edits The FBomb, a feminist blog and community for teens and young adults who care about their rights and want to be heard. Julie has been named one of the 150 Women Who Shake the World by Newsweek, one of the eight most influential bloggers under 21 by Women's Day Magazine, one of More Magazine's "New Feminists You Need To Know", one of the London Times' "40 Bloggers Who Really Count", one of Jezebel.com's "The Jezebel 25", and one of the Cleveland Magazine's "Most Interesting People of 2011". Her writing has been published in Forbes, HLNtv, The Huffington Post, and Feminist.com among other publications. She recently published her first book, "A Little F'd Up: Why Feminism Is Not A Dirty Word" (Seal Press, 2012).
--Spoken Word performance by Caroline Rothstein. Caroline Rothstein is a New York City-based writer, performer, and eating disorder recovery advocate. For over a decade, she has performed spoken word poetry and facilitated workshops at poetry venues, colleges, schools, and nonprofit organizations around the United States. She hosts the YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” sits on the Board of Directors for the NORMAL nonprofit organization, and has been a Resource Person for ANAD since 2000. She was a member of the 2010 Nuyorican Poets Cafe slam team, which placed second at the 2010 National Poetry Slam. Her award-winning one-woman play “faith” debuted as part of the Culture Project’s Women Center Stage 2012 Festival. Her writing has appeared in The Huffington Post, xoJane, and Narratively amongst other publications. She has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. For more information, go to http://www.carolinerothstein.com/.
--For the last 30 years, The WTCI has offered a Speakout, a time honored traditional forum for women to find their individual voice and share experiences, allowing the personal story of each woman to be heard, dignified, and transformed by our coming together.