Does anyone else lie in bed at 2:30am filled with the crippling fear that they’re never going to accomplish anything in life and fail miserably or is that just me
At this point in my life and career, I’ve employed so many young people. When I say to a woman, “I want you to do this, move up, take on this extra responsibility,” almost invariably they would say, “Do you think I can? Do you think I’m ready?” Well, I wouldn’t ask if I didn’t think they were ready, but that’s often the first response from a young woman. When I’ve asked a young man to move up, he goes, “How high? How fast? When do I start?” There is a hesitancy still about women’s work and women’s worth that we’re going to have to continue to address so more women can feel free to pursue their own ambitions and be successful.
Guess what!!! DEAFULA #7 is almost here! Come to the Philadelphia Soapbox Friday, April 25 at 7:00pm for the RELEASE READING!
Here is a writeup of the event:
"Kerri Radley, a deaf Philly zinester, was awarded the Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant, and as a part of her project, she created the newest issue of her zine, with handprinted covers created at the Soapbox. Deafula explores deaf identity, discrimination, and ableism, as well as queries the very label of disability itself. Kerri will read from her newest issue, which aims to raise awareness of inaccessibility at community events and explores how we can make these events more inclusive.
Kerri will be joined by JC, a DC-based zinester who writes the perzine Tributaries and edits the comp zine Collide, which focuses on the intersection between physical disability and mental illness. JC writes about her experiences growing up with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Please come out for readings and discussion on a truly important subject: how can we better our approach to accessibility in Philadelphia’s arts, zine, and radical spaces / communities.”
my excitement is bursting, ya’ll.
fb event HERE.
Heads up, Philly! Kerri + JC are some of the world’s best humans. Support them (& their important work!) if you can!