FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information, contact:

 

Annette Marie Hyder

Minneapolis, MN, USA

(813) 784-1743

inkme@annettehyder.com

 

CHANGING THE FACE OF FEMINISM: JOIN US FOR THE MAKEOVER

 

 

MARCH 1ST, 2006, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA -- Annette Marie Hyder, author, artist and poet, launches FACING FEMINISM: FEMINISTS I KNOW. Are you sick of being told what it is that matters to you as a feminist? Do you feel moved to express your feminism and connect in a powerful way with feminists from around the world? Want to speak up and be heard?

 

This international feminist project is one in which, through portrait art and words, the many different faces of feminism are visually demonstrated. The project is designed to make a statement in contradiction to the stereotype, the one dimensional portrayal, of feminists, usually as stridently against makeup, fashion; graceful pursuits, that is dominant in the media. In addition to putting a more varied and representative "face" to feminism, and thus being a tool for education and advocacy, this project aims to enlarge the current dialogue about what it means to be a feminist and also to help feminists conceptualize a philosophy of feminism that works for them. It will help to de-demonize the concept of feminism.

 

"Some feminists love wearing heels and perfume. Some don't. Some have alternative lifestyles while some are stay at home mothers." stated Annette M. Hyder, curator of the project. "Concomitant with the many things that distinguish feminists individually, there are the things that unite them: their strength and intelligence and their belief that they are entitled to equal opportunity in all spheres of life which is what the project is all about".

The project is hosted through the MNARTISTS.ORG website and distributed through the media via the magazine EMPOWERMENT4WOMEN and curated by Annette Marie Hyder. For this series, each feminist is invited to submit a photo of their choosing and a text forum to express their feminism. Each statement is individual to each feminist and so it shows how individual feminists interpret the freedoms that they want within their common bond. The photoems can be viewed here: MNARTISTS.ORG website http://www.mnartists.org/Annette_Marie_Hyder and at EMPOWERMENT4WOMEN.ORG http://www.empowerment4women.org.

 

This project is expected to continue to expand in an organic fashion creating a 'six degrees of separation' effect demonstrating how we are all -- despite our differences, connected in a global network of feminists. This project is also being aimed at the media by means of dissemination through a magazine and periodical coverage.

 

For further information, contact Annette Marie Hyder at (813) 784-1743

 

www.annettehyder.com

www.mnartists.org

www.empowerment4women.org

 

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PRESS RELEASE #2

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information, contact:

 

Annette Marie Hyder

Minneapolis, MN, USA

(813) 784-1743

inkme@annettehyder.com

 

CHANGING THE FACE OF FEMINISM: MOTHER'S DAY 2006


MAY 11TH, 2006, MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA -- Annette Marie Hyder, author and poet, announces the second installment of FACING FEMINISM: FEMINISTS I KNOW. There are now 41 pieces in this collection, with both men and women participating and with participants from Iceland, Italy, New Zealand, Switzerland, Russia and Australia, to name a few. In honor of Mother's Day, throughout the month of May EMPOWERMENT4WOMEN will be highlighting photoems which have been contributed by moms of EMPOWERMENT4WOMEN staff, contributors, and readers.

Are you sick of being told what it is that matters to you as a feminist? Do you feel moved to express your feminism and connect in a powerful way with feminists from around the world? Want to speak up and be heard?

This is a project in which, through portrait art and words, the many different faces of feminism are visually demonstrated. The project is designed to make a statement in contradiction to the stereotype, the one dimensional portrayal, of feminists, usually as stridently against makeup, fashion; graceful pursuits, that is dominant in the media. In addition to putting a more varied and representative "face" to feminism, and thus being a tool for education and advocacy, this project aims to enlarge the current dialogue about what it means to be a feminist and also to help feminists conceptualize a philosophy of feminism that works for them. It will help to de-demonize the concept of feminism.

"Some feminists love wearing heels and perfume. Some don't. Some have alternative lifestyles while some are stay at home mothers." stated Annette M. Hyder, curator of the project. "Concomitant with the many things that distinguish feminists individually, there are the things that unite them: their strength and intelligence and their belief that they are entitled to equal opportunity in all spheres of life which is what the project is all about".

The project is hosted through the MNARTISTS.ORG website and distributed through the media via the magazine EMPOWERMENT4WOMEN and curated by Annette Marie Hyder. For this series, each feminist is invited to submit a photo, of themselves, of their choosing and a text forum to express their feminism. Each statement is individual to each feminist and so it shows how individual feminists interpret the freedoms that they want within their common bond. The photoems can be viewed here: MNARTISTS.ORG website

http://www.mnartists.org/Annette_Marie_Hyder

and at EMPOWERMENT4WOMEN.ORG http://www.empowerment4women.org/culture/feminista/issue11_facingfeminism_photoemgallery.php


This project is expected to continue to expand in an organic fashion creating -- a 'six degrees of separation' effect demonstrating how we are all -- despite our differences, connected in a global network of feminists. This project is also being aimed at the media by means of dissemination through a magazine and periodical coverage.

For further information, contact Annette Marie Hyder at (813) 784-1743

www.annettehyder.com

www.mnartists.org

www.empowerment4women.org

 

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