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Feminist Camp Summer 2016 // Day Five: Music, Art, and Thoughts before We Depart

June 22nd, 2016

On our last day of camp, we delved into feminist music and art. No truer way to mark our final morning NYC commute than significant delays on the subway as we tried to leave Manhattan for Brooklyn! Upon our arrival to her studio, we spoke with Anastasia Higginbotham, who communicates and creates meaning through art. (…)

Feminist Camp Summer 2016 // Day Four: (Future) Working Women Learn from the Wise

June 21st, 2016

On Day 4, we got to work as we explored all things careers, including finding passion in a profession. At the insurance defense firm of Morris, Duffy, Alonso, and Faley, Feminist Camp alum Courtney Chenette emphasized the importance and value of maintaining and establishing connections and supporting other feminists and women. She also encouraged us (…)

Feminist Camp Summer 2016 // Day Three: The Justice, Rights, and Health of Reproduction

June 9th, 2016

To begin our day focusing on reproductive justice, we visited the National Institute of Reproductive Health, which works to protect bodily autonomy and reproductive health access. While the organization focuses on reproductive rights, which involves legal rights and ability access, it considers itself an ally to reproductive justice organizations, which often focus on intersections between (…)

Feminist Camp Summer 2016 // Day Two: Igniting Passion to Exercise Power and Impact

June 8th, 2016

Eager to see different feminisms in action after our first day of camp, we first visited Women Moving Millions, where we learned of the organization’s mission to redirect resources and bolster female philanthropy. Topics of discussion included the lack of financial literacy learning opportunities for women and societal pressures to be quiet about spending. We (…)

Feminist Camp Summer 2016 // Day One: First Meetings and Fem-media

June 7th, 2016

Marked by thoughtful conversation, public transportation navigation, and career observation, day one of Feminist Camp, featuring exploration of feminist media, was a riveting success. To begin the day, fifteen campers, led by native New Yorker and Program Assistant Isa, trekked from the Hostel International to Amy Richards’ house on the Lower East Side. There, we (…)