Sounds obvious, but our voice is what makes us unique. The question is, how best to use it? Easiest answer: However you want. It’s yours.
Following this week’s theme, we thought we’d share a few unique voice-filled goodies.
The Mash-Up Americans
The Mash-Up Americans launched Thursday and it’s so good. Co-founders Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer aim to explore and celebrate all facets of multicultural American life, which has more or less been ignored by mainstream media. Pop culture, food, relationships — and the “real” America as we know it today. Check out Lehrer’s piece, Grab the Bull By the Balls — a look at what happens when your English is really a mash-up language.
In a World
Ever heard a female voicing a movie trailer? It’s quite unlikely. Actress Lake Bell wrote and starred in the Sundance award winning comedy In a World, which is about a woman who tries to break through the gender barrier in the film-trailer industry — only to end up competing with her own father for top voice.
Available to stream on Netflix, 10/7/2014
Women writers looking to share their voice and connect with hundreds of others will feel right at home at the Out of the Binders Symposium on Women Writers Today, coming to New York City on October 11-12. This conference is designed to empower women and gender non-conforming writers with resources to advance their careers and connect with one another. It’s also a response to the striking gender imbalance, highlighted annually by the VIDA Count, in book publishing, journalism, and entertainment media. The outstanding slate of speakers features author Leslie Jamison, founding editor of Jezebel, Anna Holmes, and former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson.
You can register here.
And speaking of Anna Holmes, she’ll be interviewing Bad Feminist author Roxane Gay on Sunday, September 21st at 7 p.m. at Brooklyn’s Book Court. If you live nearby this is not to be missed, just like Gay’s book, of which Book Riot says: “Pre-order it, put it on the library hold list, whatever. Just get ready to read it and quote it and share it and be challenged by it.” Sold! She is one of my favorite Twitter voices, too.