Updated Ladyfest flyer with all our sponsors and funders!
Pre-sale tickets are now available through Brown Paper Tickets. Visit the TICKETS tab above.
Support Ladyfest Upstate by donating to our Indiegogo campaign! Get some awesome merch in exchange and help produce an amazing festival. Visit http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/support-ladyfest-upstate.
This Saturday, March 16 Ladyfest Upstate will be hosting a fundraiser with the help of Sweet Buns Cafe. This is a underground brunch spot that takes place once a month at the Albany Free School. Delicious treats made by local chefs! Vegan friendly. Click on the link to the facebook page for more info.
Nina Simone’s ‘Four Women’ is one of the top feminist song of all time. In the Nina Simone depicts four different stereotypes of black women, and claims in each verse to be a different character with entirely different physical and personality traits. In shifting her identity freely between verses, Simone makes it clear that the stereotypes she invokes do not describe her true identity — and emphasizes that she is, in fact, free to choose exactly who she is.
Along with its subversive quality, the song also represents the struggle of a woman caught between conflicting definitions of who she should be: “Between two worlds do I belong,” Simone sings, as if the true nature of femininity is unknowable. Simone ends the song by playing the character of Peaches, a woman who remembers the history of slavery, whose “manner is tough” and who is ready to rise up. The triumphant and altogether virtuosic piano solo that follows makes it clear that Simone comes closest to finding herself in the character of the revolutionary.
-Excerpt from Spinner.com
Interested in participating?
OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! Deadline Friday, February 1, 2013.
While submissions do not have to be explicitly feminist, we ask that they contain themes that support, uplift and revere gender non-conforming, trans and women identified people. That said any work that is exploring, commenting, expressing and/or narrating the experiences of these identities and how they interface with various oppressions will gladly be accepted.
More info on submissions page!
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