She Rises Goddess Feminist Activism Collective Writing Project: Call for Contributions
She Rises: What … Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality? Volume 3 Two books: The main book and a sectional booklet (poetry, prose, art, the like)
Coeditors include Deanne Quarrie, D.Min., Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Ph.D.
I am the source, I dream the dreams, I am the spark, Creation lives in me. Jana Runnalls, The Source, Speaking in Tongues
Using as a springboard She Rises Volume 1 and Volume 2, the collective writing project of She Rises Volume 3 aspires to interweave new patterns in the tapestry of Goddess feminist activism. She Rises Volume 3 invites possible contributors by asking the questions: What do you envision for Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality? What is Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality for you? What do you seek from Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality? What are our practices that will bring more Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality into the world?
You may like to engineer the question on your behalf and answer it for us all. Here are some examples of the question: “What keeps me continuing in Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality?” or “What does Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality mean to me?”
The first volume evolved around stating/proclaiming the rational or cause of our Goddessian/Magoist commitment by answering the question, “Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality?” and the second volume took a step further to ask the “How?” question, “How… Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality?”
It is our hope that the question “What?” potentially produces a record number of ways we engage in Goddess Feminism, Activism and Spirituality. We foresee a possibility that She Rises Volume 3 may become a guidebook of the common cause as Goddess feminists and activists.
She Rises, Volume One, asked WHY? and 93 contributors answered the question with depth, honesty, insight, creativity, imagination, and inspiration. She Rises, Volume Two, asked How? and 96 contributors answered the question with depth, honesty, insight, creativity, imagination, and inspiration.
Now we are asking What? Your answers will offer:
- a guidebook for those beginning their journey with Goddess feminism, activism, and spirituality,
- a confirmation for those already engaged with Goddess feminism, activism, and spirituality,
- another thread in the tapestry of Goddess feminism, activism, and spirituality that is being woven by women and men all over the World.
Let’s weave a tapestry of answers! To be part of this weaving, please send your contribution to both emails (please indicate “She Rises Volume 3” in the subject line):
Deanne Quarrie – email@example.com
Helen Hwang – firstname.lastname@example.org
Primary Deadline: January 31, 2018
Short writing – up to 200 words
Longer essays – up to 4,000 words
Research papers – 4,000-12,000 words,
Poetry – any length (please indicate formatting)
Art, photography, illustrations – any form, which may be accompanied by a descriptive paragraph attached as a separate Word file
Please include a brief bio of no more than 100 words at the end of your Word document.
Text: As attachment of Word files (.doc or.docx)
Font: Garamond or Times New Roman (12 font size, 1 spaced)
Style: Chicago Style, footnotes
Art, photography, and illustrations: As attachment of jpg files (must be 300 dpi)
For sample short writings, see below:
For ongoing submissions, see below:
Multiple proposals are allowed. The submission form is included below.
Please fill out the following form and pasted it in the body of your email submission.
|Your name and email address:
“I agree that my proposals may be published in the main book AND the secondary sectional book (poetry, prose, and art).”
|Number of proposals and their genres:|
|List the titles/contents of attachments including your short bio:|
Editors For details, see About & People.
Deanne Quarrie, D. Min.
Deanne Quarrie. D. Min. has served as a Priestess of the Goddess for thirty years. She is the author of five books and the founder of the Apple Branch – A Dianic Tradition where she teaches courses in Feminist Dianic Witchcraft, Northern European Witchcraft and Druidism. She is the founder of Global Goddess, a worldwide organization which began in 2002 and is open to all women who honor some form of the female divine and where they love to say, “Goddess Women helping women worldwide.” She publishes the Global Goddess Oracle which has been published online since 2003.
Christine Courtade Hirsch, Ph. D.
Department of Communication Studies, SUNY Oswego
Chris is an associate professor in the department of Communication Studies at a state school. Her undergraduate degree was in English and Communication Arts, her MA in Organizational Communication, and her PhD in Rhetoric, where she studied feminism, domestic violence, and how stories make arguments and change society. She is, heart and soul, a teacher, which means she is a lifelong learner, anxious to learn about the Craft.
Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Ph.D.
Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, Ph.D. is scholar, activist, and advocate of Magoism, anciently originated tradition that venerates Mago as the Great Goddess. She earned her MA and Ph.D. in Religion with emphasis on Feminist Studies from Claremont Graduate University, CA. She also studied toward an MA degree in East Asian Studies at UCLA, CA. Hwang has taught for universities in California and Missouri, U.S.A. Since 2012, Dr. Hwang has founded and directed The Mago Work whose branches include the Return to Mago E-Magazine (http://magoism.net), Mago Academy (http://magoacademy.org), and Mago Books (https://www.magobooks.com). Together with Mago Sisters, she also founded Gynapedia (http://www.gynapedia.com) and Mago Pool Circle(http://www.magopoolcircle.net) to broaden The Mago Work. She co-edited and published She Rises: Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, and Spirituality? Volume 1 (Mago Books, 2015) and She Rises: How Goddess Feminism, Activism and Spirituality? Volume 2 (Mago Books, 2016). Also authored The Mago Way: Re-discovering Mago, the Great Goddess from East Asia (Mago Books, 2015). For more, see here.
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