She's With Me

A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle

Lindy West: Shrill, Fierce and Fighting Back

When: Wednesday, May 25 at 7:30pm
Where: Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave
Cost: $5, buy tickets here

Freedom of expression combined with the vast scale of the internet can be a beautiful thing, spawning artistry, social awareness, collaboration, humor, and even revolutions. But there is a flip side to what the ACLU calls “the most diverse, participatory, and amplified communications medium humans have ever had.” Two years ago, Seattle-based writer Lindy West took on—and defeated!—a particularly nasty internet troll. In doing so, she became a “catalyst for a national conversation in a world where not all stories are created equal and not everybody is treated with equal respect.”

In this first Seattle event for her new memoir Shrill, West will touch on topics ranging from #ShoutYourAbortion to being a fat woman, and more. This event is for anyone interested in being able to voice their own opinions in the age of the internet.

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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