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Sunday, September 29, 2013

"In Time" by Natasha M. Nurse

In an age where pain and sadness is the norm,  
I hope you can hold onto the day when not everything is so sad
When the neighborhood bully finally says sorry
The missing girl down the block is found
Abusing one in power is actually brought down 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Long Island Girls Have Something to Say...So Listen Up, Long Island!

Please join us on Saturday, September 21, from noon to 3 pm as we celebrate our Cycle One graduates.

Sponsored by the Women's Fund of Long Island (WFLI) and the John J. Byrne Community Center, LIGT trains teen girls ages 13 to 18 from the Uniondale, Hempstead, Roosevelt, and Freeport School Districts to create their own media.  Participants  learn how to produce, research, write, film, edit, cast, direct and star in their own weekly television show about women’s issues in their communities.  By creating their own television show, the girls embrace a strategy for independence which allows them to promote positive representations of themselves in the media. In addition, they will explore careers and learn technical skills nontraditional for women.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Long Island Girl Talk


Long Island Girl Talk is looking for teen girls ages 13 to 18 from the Uniondale/Hempstead/Roosevelt/ Freeport School Districts to train in creating their own media.

Participants will learn how to research, write, film, edit, and cast their own weekly television show about women’s issues in their communities.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Meet Professor Pramila Venkateswaran

Pramila Venkateswaran, poet laureate of Suffolk County, Long Island, and author of Thirtha (Yuganta Press, 2002) Behind Dark Waters (Plain View Press, 2008), Draw Me Inmost (Stockport Flats, 2009), and Trace (Finishing Line Press, 2011), is an award winning poet who teaches English and Women’s Studies at Nassau Community College, NY. She is the 2011 Walt Whitman Birthplace Association Long Island Poet of the Year.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

"Welcome to NCC" by Laura Perez

My journey at NCC began in the fall of 2010.  I thought that coming in at 26 years-old would be difficult, but the advisors and professors that I was lucky to work with all assured me that my journey would be successful.  Having the positive experiences outweigh the negative, I am happy to say, three years later, that I am glad that NCC was my first step in my educational path towards success.  I will be graduating from Nassau with a great GPA, as a member of Phi Theta Kappa and as a published writer.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

"Objectification in the Media" by Laura Perez


Every day women are objectified by the media.  The media creates false images and ideas of what a “real” woman is supposed to look, act, and be.  We see this portrayal in both men’s and women’s magazine ads, T.V. commercials, films and on the internet.  Women are sex objects – and that’s all.  The media often fails to represent real women, and because women are hyper-sexualized, sexual norms become skewed, affecting the behavior of adolescent girls.

Monday, September 2, 2013

My Favorite Feminist TV Characters

In media, there are so many mixed messages of women and girls on television. So, I thought I would share my favorite feminist TV characters: