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Letter from London: Celebrating the Life of Virginia Woolf

25th January 2022 marks the 140th birthday of the brilliant Virginia Woolf.

I live in London now, and to be able to routinely walk the same streets that Virginia Woolf and many of her contemporaries — famous writers such as James Joyce and Maurice Proust — would have walked is a truly remarkable experience.

Adeline Virginia Stephen was born into a well-to-do family in South Kensington, the seventh child of mother Julia Prinsep Jackson and father Leslie Stephen.read more.

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Guerrilla Girls Make Good Trouble in ‘The Art of Behaving Badly’

The Art of Behaving Badly Guerrilla Girls
Their new book, Guerrilla Girls: The Art of Behaving Badly (published in 2020), covers their pushback by showcasing their "artivism."
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The Myth Itself: Diving into the Life of Adrienne Rich

Hilary Holladay’s biography The Power of Adrienne Rich  

FF2 Guest Post by Anne Graue

Adrienne Rich is a literary icon. She was a winning poet, essayist, and feminist literary critic most known for Diving Into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972 (1973) which garnered her a National Book Award in 1974, and Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Institution and Experience (1976), both important works that attempted to shatter the myths about sexuality and identity perpetuated by American society. … read more.

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Patriarchal Poetry Slam: Amanda Gorman’s Poems Surpass Criticism

FF2 Guest Post by Mary Novaria

Historically, people watch the Super Bowl for one of two reasons. They are football fans, or they want to see the ads. Sometimes both. This year, we had a fresh and compelling motivation to tune in when Amanda Gorman became the NFL Championship’s first-ever poet.

Talk about winning the Super Bowl!… read more.

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Smithsonian Associates Highlight Kahlo’s Wonderful Artistic Contributions in “The Art and Life of Frida Kahlo” Lecture

As Covid-19 cases continue to skyrocket across the country, museums are attempting to adapt to our new virtual world. Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Smithsonian Associates Streaming Series lecture, “The Art and Life of Frida Kahlo.” Hosted by Mary McLaughlin and delivered by art historian Nancy G.… read more.

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Studies Show Significant Increases in Female Presence behind the Camera over the Last Decade

Studies show significant increases in female presence behind the camera over the last decade

As a feminist film blog, FF2 is thrilled to report that some recent studies have shown significant strides in gender equality in the cinematic world. 

The USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, run by Dr. Stacy L.read more.

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