Speak Up, Make Change: Five Bright Ideas In Feminist Media

Written by Executive Editor on January 30th, 2014
Technically, this is an example of feminist media.

Technically, this is an example of feminist media.

Sarah Mirk is the online editor at Bitch Magazine and she’s coming to Skidmore today thanks to your resident sex mag, bare. Bitch is a Portland-based nonprofit magazine dedicated to providing and encouraging “an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture.” Mirk has worked for Bitch since 2013, editing online content, hosting a podcast, and managing social media. Her turn offs include condensation, early mornings, and crocs, according to her bio on Bitch Mag’s site.

Bitch Magazine is a critically acclaimed publication with a readership of over 80,000, best known for it’s verve, progressivism, and dedication to representing a rich, modern form of feminist.

Mink will be doing a workshop at 5pm in the ICC and lecturing at 8pm in Filene. The description a la the Facebook event:

LECTURE(8:00pm in FILENE Hall):
Mirk will walk students through five concrete ideas in current feminist media, illustrated these ideas by powerful art and activist projects groups have created in the United States in the past year. While there is lots of discussion about the death of journalism, this talk will show that journalism and feminist conversations these days are dynamic and very much alive.

WORKSHOP (5:00pm in the ICC)
Speak Up, Make Change
Don’t hate media, make media. Bitch Media Online Editor Sarah Mirk will talk with students about doing politically engaged and human-focused journalism and how work with media to promote your own passions. Mirk will focus on her own experience as a writer and editor at newspapers and national magazines, as well as her work researching and writing a forthcoming feminist guidebook to relationships called Sex from Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules.

Be sure to stop by and hear Mirk speak.


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