Assistant editor Kaitlin and I presented at UBC’s Student Leadership Conference in early January. Contrary to popular belief, our presentation, which was entitled ‘The Power of Dreaming’, did not involve patchouli, incense or yoga poses but did involve cutting and pasting Dreams for Women postcards (we’re totally bringing arts and crafts back). So, while we had a slick powerpoint, great jokes, and a well rehearsed presentation, we were totally upstaged by the work of the participants. As you can see, the postcards that were made are absolutely gorgeous, thoughtful and creative. Thank you to all the cool people who made postcards during our session! You all rock. We’ll also be posting more two weeks from today, so check in. Also, we just got some great postcards from a wonderful university (will it be yours? Tune in to see!).
I would also like to remind everyone to pick up their Dreams for Women 2009 calendar! Check it out here! They are now on SALE for only $5, plus shipping and handling. Buy one for yourself, buy a bunch for your friends as gifts or buy copies to sell as a fundraiser for your non-profit organization!
Antigone Magazine is facilitating a Feminist Postcard art project! We want to know what your Dreams for Women are.What are your own dreams for yourself, your friends, your sisters, your daughters? Paint, draw, write, sketch or decoupage your dreams on a postcard and send it to the address below:
C/O WILLA UBc
Box 61-6138 SUB Boulevard
Vancouver, BC, Canada
With your postcard submission, we ask that you make a donation (if you can!) to Antigone Magazine for anywhere from $1 to $10. You can send your money along with your postcard or donate on our blog: http://www.antigonemagazine.wordpress.com/
But don’t worry… if you don’t have the money, just send along the postcard and tell people about this program.
What is Antigone Magazine? We’re a grassroots national magazine that works to encourage young women to get involved in politics in Canada. We work to empower young women to engage politically and civically and to actively take part in leadership roles.We are raising the money in order to help launch the Antigone Foundation, a national foundation that will encourage young women aged 10-30 to get politically and civically engaged. Help support Antigone as we help to make the dreams of young women come true!