Creative Plots to Mainstream Feminism: Blazing the Trail vs. Betrayal
Brainstorming, Practice Pitching and Feedback Session
(Aya de Leon, Rachel Krantz, Katrina O’Gilvie, Sarai Walker, Andi Zeisler)
Feminist storytelling has been appearing in some of the most unlikely locations within pop culture. However, the recent presidential election has exposed the limitations of the actual progress a feminist political agenda has been able to make, in spite of its endorsement by stars from Beyonce to Taylor Swift to Lena Dunham. Where else can feminist stories infiltrate via stealth? Do you have an idea for feminist storytelling that might crossover into a more commercial venue? This panel will explore the possibilities and dangers of mainstreaming feminism. Our panelists will share their own experiences, then facilitate a brainstorming session and take practice pitches, offering constructive feedback and suggested next steps to get your ideas to the masses.
Online sign up has closed. Paper copies of workshop, speed pitch, and Saturday lunch table sign-ups will be at registration on Saturday. If there was a workshop or a panel you were hoping to attend, you are welcome to show up in person and a volunteer will check if there is space available.