Nancy Faith Anello talking about her comedy astrology & the CWS and *ReBeCCa* the best new musical coming to Broadway on *ReW & WhO?* Jan 18.2012 w/ Jennifer Jo Brout as the ‘WHO?’… fun fun fun…
Please join the FCW Society as we kick off DECEMBER with a holiday fiesta like no other …
Sunday, December 7, 2008 3pm – 7pm
It’s a Clothing Swap – clean out your closet and pick up some new fancy clothes
It’s a Holiday Gift Sale – buy products sold by FCW Society members (Soaps, Scarves, Greeting Cards, Photographs, Biz Card Cases and more …see the Facebook page for links)
It’s a PARTY to Eat & Drink & Be Merry – bring food to share & BYOB!
(BAR will be closed to public – food should be easy to serve – plates/napkins will be provided)
Hope to see you on Sunday, December 7
FCW Society Holiday Fiesta
Angels & Kings
500 E 11 St @ Avenue A
My trip to New Orleans was incredible. For those of you who don’t know why I went, V-Day held their 10th anniversary celebration at the Superdome in New Orleans, and I went to help out with that and to do other volunteering. (V-Day is the organization Eve Ensler started after writing the Vagina Monologues, and its mission is to end violence against women and girls). V-Day’s goal was to transform the Superdome into SuperLove, and to re-draw our attention to New Orleans. Because almost three years after Hurricane Katrina, it still really, really, really needs our help. More on that later.
One of the most powerful elements for me was that 1200 gulf coast women returned to New Orleans for the first time since they were displaced after Hurricane Katrina, many of whom had been in the Superdome. Can you imagine what it would be like to go back to such a place of fear and danger, and see it transformed? When I first got there for the volunteer orientation, all I could think was, “This is the creepiest place I’ve ever seen/been.” It is huge, and the thought of all those people seeking shelter there during Hurricane Katrina, afraid for their lives (from the hurricane and from people inside the Superdome), not knowing what was happening, not knowing where their family members were, not knowing how they were going to get food, to know when help was going to get there…well, you can still feel it. I really have to hand it to V-Day—they transformed a sports arena, a site of pain and suffering into a beautiful healing space, complete with a huge and gorgeous red tent, a stage, artwork all around, and more. It’s a bit hard to describe, but imagine Madison Square Garden all pink and purple with women everywhere and you’ll get a glimmer of what it was like.
As for what it was like to be in New Orleans in general, it’s a changed place. I went once before Katrina, and it’s so different, even the French Quarter. There are fewer people walking around, stores and restaurants are still closed and boarded up, and there’s a weird feel to the place. As I thought about it, I realized that it felt like NYC for the first couple of years after 9/11—people on edge, not wanting to talk about their stories, but spend a few minutes with them and they actually do want to talk about them.
It’s hard to avoid comparisons with 9/11 when talking about Katrina, especially for those of us in NYC and DC. After all, both were horrific, terrifying, and resulted in a huge loss of life, property, and security (innocence, some might say). That’s where it ends, though. 9/11 was localized in downtown NYC and the Pentagon; Katrina leveled a region. 9/11 was caused by terrorism, and Katrina was a natural disaster, aided and abetted by global climate change. 9/11 took place in the richest, most resourced city in the US and the Pentagon, and affected many wealthy people with a lot of resources and clout. Katrina, on the other hand, affected mostly working class and poor people, and people of color, in a region where municipal/governmen tal indolence was par for the course, and the people most hard hit have had the least clout. So three years later, once you leave the tourist and wealthy areas like the French Quarter and the Garden District, in many ways it looks like Katrina happened last month. It’s awful, ridiculous, and infuriating.
You’d think that they’d have at least taken care of all the falling-down houses; torn them down, etc. A lot of them have been, it’s true, but that’s the minority. Most are still standing, with roofs crushed in, spray-painted markings on the doors denoting how many bodies were found inside, what valuables were confiscated, if pets were found. You’d also think that there would be resources up the wazoo for people—mental health, job searches; nonprofits everywhere trying to do good works. There are nonprofits there, but they seem to be mostly focused on reconstruction, and not necessarily for displaced residents. Other supportive resources are hard to come by, violent crime is rampant, and domestic violence has spiked since Katrina.
I could go on…and on…and on, but really you have to see it for yourself. So we’re going to be doing a Red Tent volunteer trip to New Orleans this fall or winter. Because unfortunately, I have no doubt that there will still be plenty of work to be done. If that’s something that interests you, let me know and I’ll be sure to make sure you’re kept informed about that. Just so you know, it’s not all bad. The French Quarter’s lovely, the food’s great (although I could feel my cholesterol level spiking), the music is terrific, and people are soooo nice and happy to see that New Orleans hasn’t been forgotten.
That’s all for now. You’ll be hearing about our new programming in the near future. For now, please let me know what you think about our new mission, and keep letting me know what you’d like to see us do!
Eryka and the board of the Red Tent Women’s Project
Red Tent Women’s Project
Eryka Peskin, Director
338 4th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
718. 866. 5859
The Red Tent Women’s Project is a diverse and dynamic community of women who are catalysts for social change. By creating safe and empowered spaces we facilitate community building, information and resource exchange, and personal growth for women and girls.
Help support the Red Tent Women’s Project by donating now at http://redtentwomen sproject. org/_wsn/ page3.html
At Your Cervix enters U.S. Medical and nursing schools to uncover the revolutionary and sometimes troubling ways students learn to perform breast and pelvic exams. Specially trained women called Gynecological Teaching Associates (GTA) teach exams using their own bodies, but sometimes students learn on each other, or on anesthetized women without their specific informed consent.
At Your Cervix is an independent, grassroots documentary production and is
being made without the financial support of a broadcast channel,
production company or government. The filmmakers are raising money for
necessary finishing funds.
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.
Sunday, March 2 – FCW Society gathered at Otto’s Shrunken Head and celebrated three years! It was a lot of fun and can’t wait to see what happens next year …thanks to everyone who showed up! We’re only a society because of the fucking cool women we know!!
Trickydame went to the AIR Gallery in NYC on Wednesday, Feb 6 for their annual small works by women artists. Code Pink NYC was there … along with a lot of great work by the following women! CHECK OUT THE WORK BEFORE IT COMES DOWN on MARCH 1, 2008
Syma, Tomoko Abe, Ita Aber, Alice Adams, Deborah Adams, Gloria Adams, Tomoe Akita, Jennifer Ale, Victoria Alexander, Mary Alford, Betsy Alwin, Micaela Amateau Amato, Madeleine, Hope Arthurs, Nancy Azara, Esther Babb, Emily Barletta, Julia Whitney Barnes, Monica Barnes , Aleks Bartosik, Nancy Beal, Philippa Beale, Meghan Bean, Michelle AkiBecker, Susan Bee, Z Behl, Karen Bell, Lauren Simkin Berke, Stephanie Bernheim, Emma Bee Bernstein, Beck Berrett, Louisa Bertman, Cristina Biaggi, Eve Biddle, Liz Surbeck Biddle, Megan Biddle, Darla Bjork, Sarah Blackwelder, Peggie Blizard, Judith Block Solomon, Deborah Bohnert, Jude Bond, Lua Botani, Dianne Bowen, Nancy Bowen, Alaiyo Bradshaw, Elena Brady, Helene Brandt, Susan Breary, Lisa Breznak, Andrea Burgay, Jane Burns, Meghan Byrnes, Gulsen Calik, Sally Camp, Francy Caprino, Caroline Carlsmith, Sabine Carlson, Marcela Carvalho, Linda Casbon, Liza Cassidy, Maureen Catbagan, Veronica Ceci, Myrel Chernick, Hee Jung Cho, Yeunsil Chu, Veronica Cianfranco, Trillion Clarke, Barrie Cline, Donna Clovis, Yvette Cohen, Ellen Colcord, Ellen Coleman, Allison Compton, Elysia Contreras, Mary Bridget Cooke, Susan Cooper, Judy Cooperman, Lisa Cooperman, Catherine Corman, Katherine Crone, Kelly Cunningham, Mary Cunningham, Virginia Cuppaidge, Sally Curcio, Joan Curtis, Rosie Cutler, Peggy Cyphers, Ivy Dachman, Leila Daw, Elaine Defibaugh, Janice DeMarino, Katherine Dolgy Ludwig, Daria Dorosh, Diane Drescher, Laura Duggan, Linda Dujack, Trish Early, Martha Nilsson Edelheit, Risa Hirsch Ehrlich, Kate Elliot, Bonnie Epstein, Faith Evans-Sills, Phyllis Ewen, Leslie Nobler Farber, Kate Fauvell, Aviva Feigenheimer, Maxine Feldman-Cohen, Sharyn Finnegan, Kate Finnegan-Prans, Silvia Flores, Pamela Flynn, Jean Foos, Zoey Forbath, Sara Frankel, Elizabeth Frazer, Danielle Frederick, Deborah Freedman, Jacqueline Freedman, Amanda Friedman, Sabra Friedman, Lisa Fromartz, Melissa Furness, Isabella Gabrielson, Kristin Galetta, Fran Gallun, Rachael Gardner, Susan Gardner, Irene Gennaro, Jessie Nebraska Gifford, Randy Globus, Gail Goldsmith, Silvia Huerta Gomero, Norma E.Goodman, Kim Gordon, Myrna Gordon, Susan Grabel, Sarah Granett, Regina Granne, Chris Griffin, Mary Grigoriadis, Barbara Grinell, Naomi Grossman, Inger J.Grytting, Anastasiya Gutnik, Ellen Hackl Fagan, JJ Hahn, Mary Hambleton, Emily Harris, Lauren Hartman, Barbara Hatfield, Heide Hatry, Misty Hawkins, Colleen Healy, Faith Heller, Susanna Heller, Lisa Hess Hesselgrave, Sue Hettmansperger, Elizabeth Hirsch, Lucy Hodgson, Marjorie Hoog, Ruth Ann Howden, Holly Hughes, Suiying Hung, Emily Hunt, Glenda F. Hydler, Frances Hynes, Carmen R. Isasi, Blinn Jacobs, Delphine James, Gigi Janchang, June Jasen, Sheryn Jiggetts, Si-Wan Joo, Jerilyn Jurinek, Anuva Kalawar, Monica Kane, Sachiyo Kaneko, Jong Sook Kang, Misaki Kawabe, Leah Keller, Terry Kelly-Chamberlin, Yasamin Keshtar, Gyong sun Kim, Hye Kyung Kim, Anki King, Lori Kirkbride , Nancy Koenigsberg, Maria Kondratiev, Anna Kordsmeier, Bernice Sokol Kramer, Louise Kramer, Claire Wolf Krantz, Christine Krol, Ann Kronenberg, Amarillis Kroon, Hyun-Jin Kwon, KirstinL. Bruner, Dorit Landau, Amber Landis, Katerina Lanfranco, Heather Lang, Pat Lasch, Miriam Laufer, Miriam Laufer , Adrienne Leban, Jamie Lee, Jina Lee, Min Kyung Lee, Gay Leonhardt, Lilia Levin, Bonnie Levinthal, Renee Levitt, Este Lewis, Judith Lieberman, Jodi Lightner, Jessica Lipsky, Stephanie London, Linda Lovinger-Siegel, Sofia Celeste Ludwig, Deborah Luken, Meredith Lund, Eva Machauf, Carianne Mack, Catherine Garvey MacMahon, Karen Mainenti, Patricia Malarcher, Romy Maloon, Julie Anne Mann, Nancy Manter, Samantha Marder, Harriet Regina Marion, Elena Markina, Willie Marlowe, Joetta Maue, Jeanette May, Louise McCagg, JoAnne McFarland, Ellen McMahon, Samanta Batra Mehta, Simone Meltesen, Gladys Tietz Mercier, Caren-Marie Michel, Gail Miller, Myrna Minter-Forster, Arlene Mintzer, Janet Morgan, Kristen Morith, Nancy Morrow, Phoebe Murer, Edie Nadelhaft, Sylvia Nagy, Natalia Nakazawa, Hyo-Jeong Nam, Lisa Nanni, Virginia Naughton, Christina Neston, Sylvia Netzer, Pamela Norrish, Tomomi Odajima, Aubrey Omeara, Irma Ostroff, Vivian Oyarbide, Ann Pachner, Keun Young Park, Jill Parry, Joanne Pasila, Simone Paterson, Gloria Patton, Sarah H. Paulson, Nataliya Peregudora, Shani Peters, Nicole Peyrafitte, Mor Pipman, Adina Pliskin, Naomi Katz Plotkin, Regine Polenz, Ann Provan, Erica Child Prudihomme, Laurie Rabinowitz, Carole Anne Randall, Winn Rea, Peggy Resnick, Janet Restino, Vinoda Revannastddaiah, Reynolds, Laura Riekert, Jennifer Riley, J. Grace Rim, Libena Rochova, Patricia Rogers, Natalya Rolbin, Viviane Rombaldi Seppey, Barbara Rosenthal, Cari Rosmarin, Michelle Ross, Sheila Ross, Susan Ross, Soshana Rothaizer, Barbara Roux, Liz Rudey, Donna Ruff, Annette Rusin, Judy Russell, Sumayyah Samaha, Janie Samuels, Jane Sangerman, Theresa Sapergia, M. Luisa Sartori, Hanae Sasaoka, Anne Savedge, Florina Sbircea, Ann Schaumburger, Mary Schiliro, Diana Schmertz, Linda Kamille Schmidt, Kathleen Schneider, Ursula Schneider, Mira Schor, Victoria Scott, Martina Secondo-Russo, Antoni Serratelli, Gail Shaw-Clemons, Marriott Sheldon, Marissa Shell, Katie Short, Barbara Siegel, Sasha Silverstein, Jill Slaymaker, Elisabeth Munro Smith, Joan Snitzer, Jessie Sojourner Henson, Elke Solomon, Mariangeles Soto-Diaz, Virginia Sprance, Alice Steinhardt, Molly Stinchfield, Ellen Stockdale-Wolfe, Nancy Storrow, Carol Stronghilos, Dong Hee Suh, Molly Surno, Kazue Taguchi, Beata Taschner, Sali Taylor, Kate Teale, Joelle Temme, Diane Tenerello-June, Julie Tesser, Gwenn Thomas, Christa Toole, Susan Toplikar, Allicette Torres, Chris Twomey, Veronica Tyson-Strait, Angela Valeria, Marian van der Zwaan, Nancy Van Deren, Marjorie Van Dyke, Marianne Van Lent, Melanie Vasa, Elizabeth Vasquez, Rachel A. Vaters-Carr, Elizabeth Vazquez , Sarah Vollmann, April Vollmer, Athena Waligore, Meg Walker, Beverly Wallace, Jersey Walz, Tiffany Webber, Joan Weber, Mary Weidner, Patricia Wersinger, Jenna Wetmore, Genevieve White, Naomi Wiener, Jeanne Wilkinson, Jennifer Williams, Stacey Williams-Ng, Beatrice L. Wolert-Wesse, Whitney Wood, Karen E.Woodward, Haejin Yoon, Lisa Zilker.
TO ALL OF THE LOVING FCW’s ~
THANK YOU ALL for sharing your LOVE today at the FCW Society Brunch in Brooklyn! I LOVED having you in my home and my space. It was so nice to soak up your LOVING energy!
I THANK all of you for sharing your music, your stories, your photo talents, your LOVE and your LAUGHS! You inspire me and move me! My HEART is bursting and beaming with beautiful LOVE!
THANK YOU to AMY CLARKE from LA for sending LOVE all the way from the WEST COAST! YAY! We send it all back to you my dear! XOX
A SPECIAL THANK YOU to HILARY for trekking on a bus with your fauxtobooth gear!!! YOU ARE A FCW! Your Fauxtobooth was a HUGE SUCCESS ~ as always! SO MUCH FUN!!!!
Some of the photos are here – but check out her site to see more!!
her blog is here….
LOVE – Julie Staub, hostess