I am a 21 year old white queer feminist
that goes to Colorado College, and I currently
run a few feminist organizations on campus:
FemCo (the feminist collective); Vox (voices
for planned parenthood); VAT (a student-run
24/7 sexual assault crisis line and education
group); and helped plan take back the night
I recently read Manifesta and really feel
inspired to do something more than sit
around and talk within these groups, especially
since this is my last year in college.
I was interested in the book about various
women's conventions held around the country,
and for a while have been wanting to do
something of that caliber on my campus,
specifically focusing on college age women
and issues that affect us.
However, I am overwhelmed with where to
start: who to bring, where to get money,
all these things, and was hoping you could
give me some pointers on where to begin
or information about past conventions that
would help me. Any help would be greatly
Thank you so much for Manifesta; it reminded
me of how inspired and motivated I felt
after taking my first women's studies class.
And it made me remember that I do have
a voice and the power to make it heard,
which often gets lost.
Fellow empowered feminist,