How would you describe the witch trials to a teenage foreign exchange student?
(a rough poem by A.K. Anderson) Persephone was not kidnapped She chose to dive. There was no other way to claim her story. Until she became Dark Goddess, Light-Swallower, Queen She was Girl. Maiden. Kore. Un-storied. Sheltered. A precious, powerless princess. How do I know? The girl was down there for six months. Who fasts … Continue reading Give A Goddess Her Agency
My intent with this post is to show the mental process and the things I observe about the concept of going on my first solo overnight. I want to show the fears and planning prior to the trip, and then to report the outcome. I have been jonesing for woods time. Haven’t had more than … Continue reading A Woman Hiking Alone – BEFORE – Observing Fear
I'm bummed that WisCon is scheduled so closely on the heels of my honeymoon. I will have to wait until 2014 to visit Madison, Wisconsin. I'm not being facetious. I would love to attend the world's leading feminist science fiction convention. I don't like to talk politics on my blog. In fact, I've only done … Continue reading I want to go to WisCon
On Feb 8th, I stumbled across the hashtag on Twitter #scifichat - it technically goes from 3PM to 4PM on Fridays (in my time zone), which is the last hour of my work-week and not a time I can easily join in. I didn't realize that it had already been drawn to a close when … Continue reading “Strong” Female Characters in Sci Fi
Skiffy and Fanty Question of the Week: Who do you think are the five greatest science fiction writers of all time? First off, I'm going to have to preface this by saying that no science fiction writer worth their salt is going to put their name behind a list "of all time" unless they have access to … Continue reading Five Greatest Science Fiction Writers Of All Time
Last week, I managed to take a trip to the local Barnes and Noble. It wasn't the comic book store I wanted to go to, but I couldn't justify the 30 minute drive. In the moment I want to relate, I was facing the spare three shelves of erratically-arranged comics, trying to find something on … Continue reading Overheard in Barnes & Noble
It has been called many things, but the Bechdel test is based on a comic written by Allison Bechdel. It can be applied to movies, comics, video games, books - really any media. In order to pass the test, the medium must contain the following three things: More than one named female character Talking to … Continue reading The Bechdel Test