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My Article About the Feminist Hullaballoo in off our backs

I wanted to let everybody know I have written an article about the Feminist Hullaballoo I attended last June which will be published in the upcoming issue of off our backs.  I think it’s a great article and I’m proud of it, but I sweated blood over it,  so it’s been a long time coming.  I hope you all will read it (by subscribing to oob or ordering the newest issue)!  Once the article is published, I will continue my blogging about the Hullaballoo and will write about some parts of that historic event which I didn’t include in my article for publication and which I haven’t yet written about, for reasons you’ll understand when you read the article.

Not to pique your curiosity or anything.  :p 

I’ve been mulling over that weekend for months now.  The entire event was such a microcosm of the state of the feminist movement as it currently exists in the U.S.,  in all of its beauty and power and all of its difficulties and struggles.

I realize the completion of my promised report has been a long time coming (besides the easy parts, which I’ve already posted here and here and in a couple other smaller blog posts which you can find by doing a search on “hullaballoo”).  But again, I think you’ll understand the reasons the article was a long time coming when (and if, of course!) you read it.  I’m hoping we might be able process some of what I saw and heard during that weekend here on my blog.  If we could address and solve some of the issues which surfaced during that amazing weekend, as a movement, we’d be home free.




8 thoughts on “My Article About the Feminist Hullaballoo in off our backs

  1. Oooh, I have an excuse to make a pilgrimage to my local feminist bookstore!

    Come to think of it, my mom was just asking me what I want for Christmas (Yule to you and me, I know) and I didn’t have a lot of answers. Maybe an OOB subscription is just the thing. Also, Heart, I’m going to ask my brother for Cree Summer’s CD Street Faerie — I found out about her here, when you posted Savior Soul!

    Posted by mekhit | October 30, 2007, 4:35 am
  2. Oops, I mean Savior Self. Damn it, I need to go to bed.

    Posted by mekhit | October 30, 2007, 4:35 am
  3. hey heart,

    I’m hoping the issue comes out soon!

    I would definitely like to hear what sort of issues were discussed.

    From everything I’ve read, it sounds totally amazing! I’m jealous I didn’t go. :-0

    Posted by Laur | October 30, 2007, 2:39 pm
  4. Can’t wait to read it. I have been wondering why you were having such a hard time with blogging about the Feminist Hullaballoo.

    Posted by branjor | October 30, 2007, 8:49 pm
  5. Hey, branjor, sorry about my long delay. Sunday of the Hullaballoo was tough. It’s taken me quite some time, honestly, to get to where I could write about it and feel confident about what I was writing.


    Posted by womensspace | October 30, 2007, 9:18 pm
  6. I just recently subscribed to OOB, and I’ve been excited to hear more about the Hullabaloo – looking forward to the next issue!

    Posted by Ruthann | October 30, 2007, 9:54 pm
  7. Still haven’t gotten that issue. When is it supposed to come out? My subscription is up to date.

    Posted by Branjor | November 27, 2007, 2:42 pm
  8. Should be on its way soon, Branjor, though I am never in the loop as to these details so am not the best person to ask.

    Posted by womensspace | November 27, 2007, 5:33 pm

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