You Could Be A Feminist!


29.08.2018

Participants are sought for an online project called You Could Be A Feminist!

You Could Be A Feminist!

The project aims to capture feminist voices from everyday life. It is being run by Dr. Jenn Kirby, who is a lecturer and Programme Director of the BA Music Performance and Production programme at the University. Participants are being asked to submit an online response of up to 1000 words about things that they have done that have been subconsciously feminist. Participants may submit anonymously, or with your name and a website if you wish to direct readers to it.

Jenn said: "This project seeks to hear out individual voices and perspectives on feminism - a word that means a range of things to different people. I am interested in presenting unedited, feminist voices and perspectives. By collating these voices, I am hoping readers may gain a more nuanced understanding of feminism."

The responses may be in the form of stories from your past, reflections on how you thought then and how you think now, on becoming a feminist, on what it means to you to be a feminist, what you would do differently, advice for your younger-self, on misunderstanding feminism, etc.

The purpose of this is to produce an artifact (book, or online resource). This resource aims to comfort those feeling different and to compile perspectives on what it means for each individual to be a feminist. This could potentially lead to a volume compiled every few years.

For more information and to submit an answer, please follow this link to the website.

Dr. Jenn Kirby is a composer, performer, lecturer and music technologist. Jenn works as the Programme Director for BA Music Performance and Production at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, where she teaches composition and music technology. Her output includes contemporary instrumental composition, electroacoustic music, sound art, noise music, laptop orchestra performance and solo live electronics. Her work has been performed in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Austria, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Poland, Canada, the United States and Mexico. 

Jenn is very active in the performance of electronic music as a performer and a sofware developer. She builds software and re-purposes controllers as musical interfaces to create and perform theatrical and often humourous live electronic music.  

Jenn is an active member of the Irish Composers' Collective and the Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association. She is founder and director of the Swansea Laptop Orchestra, a performing member of the Dublin Laptop Orchestra and a committee member of the Association of Irish Composers. Jenn also serves on the board of the International Alliance of Women in Music. 

Further Information

For further information, please email: press@uwtsd.ac.uk