So one of my required classes this semester is The Art of Literary Journalism. For our second piece, we have to write a 5000-6000 word article on a topic of our choosing, in a narrative nonfiction style. I’m writing about the current state of feminism in the United States: attitudes, perceptions, feelings, etc. I’ve done background research and have a couple of books waiting to be read. I’m talking to a professor in Women’s Studies at Georgetown next week, and I’m trying to set up a conference with a Young Women’s Book Club at my old high school. I also might try and talk to the only female employee at my dad’s asphalt company.
My announcement is this: if anyone has suggestions for people I should talk to who are doing cool or uncool things regarding feminism/women’s rights, please let me know, either in the comments here, on my Twitter page (@JoellynPow) or through email (get at me at email@example.com).
I really did a shit job on my first article, so I want this one to be good.