Pretty plums. I have been a busy, busy bee, which is why there has been so little going on here. Over the past few months I’ve been compiling the list for The Shine Project, something I told you about a few weeks ago.
And here it is! My tribute to ‘Women’s Month’ where newspapers like to focus on the terrible violence women face, magazines high five businesswomen for being strong (Women Doing It For Themselves Gosh), and corporates speak to women in shades of pink.
It’s the month that we’ll ra-ra around every listicle of women there is, except the type where women talk about s-e-x or p-l-e-a-s-… urgh you get my drift.
It’s the month that we’ll ra-ra around every listicle of women there is, except the type where women talk about s-e-x
The Shine Project is my small gesture to add some balance, a springboard to the women who are driving the conversations around sexual empowerment, pleasure and access, options and knowledge bases – about the women who are making this happen for other women and by doing so, affecting change in their circles and their communities.
The women who are listed here as part of The Shine Project are the ones moving these conversations forward for you. It is not an exhaustive list. These are not all the women or people doing all the work. But it’s a good start.
You’ll find doctors, photographers, researchers, bloggers, educators, dancers, artists, podcasters, counsellors, among others, and I’m hoping that by following the resources, links and contact details, book recommendations, podcasts, videocasts and websites of the women listed here, you’ll find something helpful, inspirational or comforting.