Photograph byJolka Igolka

A Landscape of Women's Stories

Friday, May 21, 2010

Facebook Invasions and Help in Unexpected Places

I'm a believer in the simple adage: what you don't ask, you don't receive. Sometimes you ask and you don't get that expected outcome but really, c'est la vie. Still all you can do is try again and if necessary, keep asking because sometimes you just might score that gold medal. Tamara and I are very grateful for those medals we have received thus far on this Mapping Me journey. We thank the Fantasticos from Femrite: Ugandan Women Writers Association and the Palestinian Writers and Their Friends group as well as all the wonderful women who have so far submitted some truly astounding literary and artistic work. Which leads me to my next point. Mapping Me isn't about a couple of sheilas with an idea. It's about giving a loudhailer to all the screaming, laughing, crying, joking and whispering voices of women who are living our stories. Our purpose is simple: through literary and artistic expression, women can become empowered. And empowered women are HEARD.

In the true spirit of over-saturating the internet, check out our new Facebook group. Over the next few weeks, Tamara and I will be building our publisher's proposal but if you want to drop us line, say hello, or pose a question feel free to email us at

mappingme (at)

No question is too big or small. Just remember, artistes, what you don't ask, you don't receive.

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