#LadiesILove: Calamity West for Chicago Literati

I. Am. A. Feminist.
I don’t know how else to be.
I think and see and breathe through that lens – so it’s impossible for any of my plays to not be created through that lens. ROLLING is no exception to this

Award-winning Chicago Playwright Calamity West brings the world premiere of her new play, Rolling, to the Jackalope Theater this March. West was inspired to write the play after Sabrina Rubin Erdely (the journalist who penned the since retracted, “A Rape on Campus,” for Rolling Stonewent into hiding. A family drama, the play explores the difference between public vs. private misogyny and asks us to consider if there is a difference at all. I was fortunate enough to be able to pick West’s brain about the creative process, self-care and hip-hop music. Read the full interview at Chicago Literati.

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Tickets available here.

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Below is a sample from the most recent blog post by TIOS founder Eboni Lacey exploring the feminism of Amber Rose. Read the full article here.

Though Amber Rose did strip at one point of time in her life as well as date Kanye West, she has many other accolades that people are just now noticing. I find it incredibly disturbing that people still refer to her as a “former stripper” or as “Wiz Khalifa’s ex-wife” without acknowledging that she’s an active philanthropist, model, eyewear designer, actress, filmographer and even an author.

Also, she became a national advocate for all women when she took over the Slut Walk movement, a historic worldwide campaign that started originally in Canada after a Toronto police officer told a crowd of college women that if they wanted to avoid sexual assault, they shouldn’t dress like sluts. 

Through reading her story, I’ve come to realize it’s not women like her that are sending the wrong message to young girls, but the asshole of Patriarchy that continues to degrade women by referring to them as former strippers, no matter what else they’ve done in society.

As a feminist, I’ve finally understood that you HAVE to be pro-women in every aspect, from the woman who gets abortions every month, to the woman that fucks old men, and even to the woman who strips for free and loves every minute of it.

Read the full article here