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.