Friday, January 25, 2013

New writings by me

Previously, I had mentioned that I was expanding the scope of this blog as a way to share my other interests and activities. One of these is to improve my writing skills while also finding an outlet to express my thoughts on feminism and gender equality. In particular, I am interested in the way women are portrayed in the media.

I submitted a pitch for a blog post to the editor at Gender Focus, which eventually resulted in a commentary on Beyonce's Run The World (Girls) video and song.  More recently I wrote a critique on the portrayal of women in TV commercials, specifically household cleaning products. This was a big step for me, and I'm hoping to do more writing soon.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Crafty Supply Sale in the Junction this Saturday

Fellow crafters: I'll be selling at a craft supply sale at Wise Daughters Craft Market, this Saturday, January 12. I'll have lots of fabric and some other craft stuff. Come by if you're looking for some cheap supplies, and visit the store while you're there, which carries hand made goods by local artists (including me!).

Here's the sale info.
(Wise Daughters Craft Market and LadeeBee Supplies present:
New year craft supply trunk sale
Sat, Jan 12, 11:00 – 4:00
3079B Dundas St. W. in the Junction)

Friday, January 4, 2013

Branching Out

I've decided to expand the focus of this blog; originally it had meant to serve as a way to promote and share my sewing. Recently I've become more interested in improving my writing skills as a way to express my opinions on feminism and gender equality, specifically the representation of gender stereotypes in the media. This is something I've been interested in for a while but didn't have the confidence or means to do so.

As a way to get my feet wet and for feedback on my writing, I submitted a post to Gender Focus. This is just a start, I'm hoping to do more writing in the future but I also realize I need to work on my writing skills, which will hopefully improve the more I do.