Archive for: ‘Feminist Much?’
May 27, 2011Hacks
In which I do not advocate violence as a solution to rape, but I don’t rule it out, either.
April 4, 2011Girls Like Us
GEMS founder Rachel Lloyd’s new book is going to change the lives of exploited children.
March 10, 2011The Not-at-all-daily Browser
At left: A picture of the abandoned trailer in Texas where a group of eighteen men and boys raped an eleven-year-old girl. Oh, wait — where a group of eighteen men and boys were drawn into raping an eleven-year-old girl. Thanks for clearing that up, NYTimes.
June 15, 2009
Visit The Council of Daughters I am so incredibly happy and excited to announce a new campaign to raise awareness about child sexual exploitation in the US: Girls Are Not For Sale. Featuring artists like Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, and Sinead O’Connor, the campaign seeks to enlighten and activate people to help combat the sexual [...]
May 28, 2009
“It was a Friday night at the Bowery Poetry Club, and a group of ethnically diverse young women in their late teens and early twenties were preparing to take the stage. But these girls weren’t performers. They were survivors of New York City’s commercial sex industry…” Check out this wonderful article about the GEMS party [...]
May 12, 2009
Thanks so much to those of you who were able to come out on Friday night for the GEMS tenth birthday celebration. It was an exhilarating night, and I’m very glad and grateful that some of you were there to share in it. Watching the girls take the stage and read their work was incredibly [...]
May 2, 2009
The constantly amazing Girls Write Now is awarded recognition as a 2009 Coming Up Taller Semi-Finalist, chosen by the President’s Committee on The Arts and The Humanities! As in, “Oh, the humanities!” Also as in the name of the high school I went to in Chelsea, the Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities, which [...]
April 21, 2009
The communal office where I work is on the third floor of a three-story building on a bustling commercial cross street in the Village. On the first floor is a nondescript retail store; a few doors down is a Caribbean fast food place; a few doors further down are a liquor store and a store [...]
January 6, 2009
Holy cow! What an amazing night we had on Sunday at the benefit screening and clothing swap for GEMS, the organization that helps girls who have been commercially sexually exploited. Look at this gorgeous crowd of terrific women, waiting for the film "Very Young Girls" to begin: The crowd ranged from old high school friends, [...]
November 25, 2008
I’ll be hosting a women’s clothing swap and screening of the Showtime documentary “Very Young Girls” to benefit GEMS, (gems-girls.org),the organization that helps young women like those described in the video above. Sunday, January 4 — doors open at 5, screening at 6, clothing swap 7:30-8:30. Email me for an invite. I wrote about the screening [...]