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|Wednesday, November 17th, 2010|
|Saturday, August 30th, 2008|
So I posted in here a couple weeks ago about my webseries...and I've had good feedback so I wanted to share the newest episode...and let you know that there may be flirting girls and whiskey in it...maybe. Again, this has lots and lots of LANGUAGE. So if you want to see the bleeped out version simply go to: www.afterellen.com/blog/trishbendix/video-feed-5
and there is a totally PG version there.
And if you are a member of afterellen I would really appreciate it if you would comment on the site. Like love you forever.
And for more information, and all the previous episodes you can either go to the link above or to www.feedseries.tv Current Mood: refreshed
|Sunday, July 6th, 2008|
new womyn's webseries
I thought you might be interested in my new webseries...from NC filmmakers now living in LA. It's political, it's edgy...it's womyn centered and an all womyn production company....
you can see the first three minute long episode here at www.feedseries.tv
and here is the trailer. Current Mood: exhausted
|Thursday, January 11th, 2007|
Anyone else watching the l word?
|Wednesday, January 10th, 2007|
Back in business ----- FINALLY!!!!
Hello lovely womyn!!
Our LJ group is finally up and running again. freedom4womynnc
is back in business with a...ummmm...new maintainer!(?)
OK...it still just me, with a new Livejournal. Embarassingly, when I deleted my old journal as butterfly1968
, I managed to lose access to this community --- and have been scuffling with LJ to get it back. Soooo...here we are.
My apologies to all of you for the LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG pause...
...we return you to all the yummy lez/bi/tran goodness already in progress
*HUGS YOU ALL*
|Monday, July 24th, 2006|
Name you'd like to be known by: Teachpiece
Meaning behind your LJ Username: I believe that peace has to be taught and it must be done in pieces.
Age (real or approximate ;): 24 (actual age)
Gender - female or MTF: Female
Where from in NC: Greensboro
How long ya been there: Hmm. . .6 years (college and two years of teaching)
What would you like to get out of this community: Just interactions among like-minded, intelligent lesbians/dykes
Other gay/friendly organizations/groups you volunteer/belong to: Pride
What do you like best about being lez/bi/tran: Shocking the masses
What do ya like least about being lez/bi/tran: That whole not being able to marry component is a drag.
The biggest problem facing the NC GLBT community right now is: Very little galvanizing going on here.
"You" in 3 words: Sporadic, funny, witty
Your Hobbies: Playing rugby and guitar, reading, being socially aware.
Your Style: Depends on the day. Some days I'm urban chic other days it's "nerdy" all the way.
Favourite music/musicians: MeShell Ndegeocello; Doria Roberts, Citizen Cope, Coltrane, etc.
Favorite books: Their Eyes Were Watching God; (I'm an English teacher so this is probably an unfair question. Ha ha.)
Single or taken: Single
Femme/rough femme/soft butch/butch/andy/what: I'm a soft butch
If single and looking, Do you prefer femme/rf/sb/butch/andy/anything with legs & pulse: Ha, loving the leg and pulse thing. Right now, I'm looking for intelligent conversation from anyone, not "role specific".
Piercings/tats/bodymods: Just in the ears; not a wild child anymore.
Drink/smoke/drugs: Social drinker, none for the other two.
Something you want others to know: I'm all about overthrowing the system.
|Wednesday, December 7th, 2005|
This was from my personal journal and I thought I should share it...
It's been almost a year since Heroine Films started and a lot has happened. I've been posting updates in communities from time to time, but today as I was sitting here thinking about everything I realized it says something about my, our, generation. Everyone always says that we can't get behind a cause...that we are too coddled and too lazy to do anything. But I've seen something completely different.
Not all of you know the whole story, so here it is in nutshell form:
Heroine Films is a production company started by three women. Mel wrote a script which won the New York International Film and Video Festival, at the time it was called "Heroine". In it's most recent form it is "The Gladdest Thing". Before there was ever such a thing as this production company we were supposed to make this film. We had a cast, a crew and most of our financing. Then we held a reading and to make a long, painful story short some influential people found out that the main character is a lesbian. We are in North Carolina. Our financial backers gave into pressure and pulled out. So we lost everything.
A year later, Alex, Mel and I were sitting around trying to figure out what to do. How could we get enough to make it? That's when the idea of grassroots struck. There are people who believe in women making art, there are people who believe that a lesbian voice should be heard. There are people who believe in the passion of doing what you believe in at any cost any way possible. So we started a website, made some t-shirts and undies and hit the blogging communities. And we were STUNNED. In the first week we had so many hits we had to get a bigger website to keep from shutting down. We got donations and letters from all over the world. Including sweet high school girls giving what they could from after school jobs and heartbreaking letters from parents of LGBTQ kids who had been put through hell. These people want to do something...want to change something. Some of you who are on my friend's list now I met b/c you were one of the many who touched our hearts and made us cry with your support. It's been beyond incredible. We even had a lesbian screenprinter donate her services to us. And we quickly made a trailer to help attract investors and show the people supporting us what this could be like. An example--if this is what we can do on borrowed equipment with no crew and almost no money imagine what we can do when we are able to make the film.
Now we have been lucky enough to get a great deal of the funding from a combination of donations and a production company that has put up a large portion. Not all of it yet, but enough that we are confident that finding the rest is more than possible. We have an article coming out in CURVE magazine next week and we are in talks with LOGO about a marketing strategy on their new network. We aren't where we need to be yet but we are so much farther than we thought we'd be when we lost it all...and our hearts and spirits couldn't be higher. My life will never be the same because I now know that people believe in what I'm doing and want to hear the story we are trying to give a voice. I have even more passion because I know I am not just doing it for me...as cheesy as it sounds...I'm doing it for young girls and young LGBTQ people everywhere...to show that you CANNOT silence us.
|Monday, October 24th, 2005|
Telling You about Me
Name you'd like to be known by:
KristenMeaning behind your LJ Username:
I was bummed about a girl when I first made this journal, and by the time I realized how depressing the name was I already had lots of posts, and lots of LJ friends and didn't feel like changing everything. :opAge (real or approximate ;):
21, be 22 on Nov. 22nd.Gender - female or MTF:
FemaleWhere from in NC:
Rutherfordton (west side of NC, very VERY small town)How long ya been there:
Since birthWhat would you like to get out of this community:
Meet some nice folk in the state, maybe find out about gay communities throughout the state. I want to leave Rutherfordton, find a nice gay friendly town or city in NC that's not too far away from here so I can still come and visit my niece.Other gay/friendly organizations/groups you volunteer/belong to:
None. :o(What do you like best about being lez/bi/tran:
I've never really thought about it.What do ya like least about being lez/bi/tran:
Well, I don't particularly like the part that gets my girlfriend bashed in the Wal-Mart parking lot for having rainbow stickers on her car, that's for sure.The biggest problem facing the NC GLBT community right now is:
I don't know. I haven't been part of any GLBT community in NC, so I guess I'd say it's that it isn't big enough. :op"You" in 3 words:
Nice, Honest, IntelligentYour Hobbies:
Reading, writing, music, playing online, drinking with my friends, playing cards, taking pictures, acting like a big kid with my niece all day.Your Style:
I don't have one.Favourite music/musicians:
Tool, APC, Ani Difranco, Fiona Apple, Jack Johnson, Richard "Humpty" Vission, DJ Tiesto, Saul Williams, Tegan and Sara, Edie Carey, Snow Patrol, Rilo Kiley, Chantal Kreviazuk, Sarah McLachlan, Coldplay, and lots more.Favorite books:
Anything by Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Palahniuk, Dennis Lehane, Stephen King, Patricia Cornwell, Tess Gerritsen, Karin Slaughter, Lynn S. Hightower. Name All The Animals
by Alison Smith, Keeping You A Secret
by Julie Ann Peters, The Snow Garden
by Christopher Rice, Disco Bloodbath
by James St. James, Summer Sisters
by Judy Blume, Perks of Being a Wallflower
by Chbolksy(sp?), and lots more.Single or taken:
SingleFemme/rough femme/soft butch/butch/andy/what:
If I had to pick one I'd say rough femme, I guess.If single and looking, Do you prefer femme/rf/sb/butch/andy/anything with legs & pulse:
I don't prefer anything, but I'm usually more attracted to femme, rough femme, or soft butch girls.Piercings/tats/bodymods:
I drink, and smoke cigarettes. I've been clean drug wise for almost a year.( Pictures of me, if you care to lookCollapse ) Current Mood: bored
|Sunday, October 23rd, 2005|
Hope everyone is doing well... Just wanted to pass along a few events coming up in the Triad area that may interest some of you.
** Singer/songwriter, Cheryl Wheeler, will be performing at the Carrboro Arts Center on Friday, October 28th at 8pm - - with special guest Kenny White. For anyone unfamiliar with Cheryl, she's a very talented fifty-something-year-old lesbian and modern folk singer/song writer who's songs have been covered by such artists as Bette Midler, Garth Brooks, Suzy Bogguss, and Dan Seals among others (her “Addicted” was a #1
country hit for Dan Seals, and “Aces” was a top ten country hit for Suzy Bogguss). Her range is impressive - from funny, biting sarcasm to emotional ballads. If you haven't seen her perform before, this is an excellently intimate venue to do enjoy her performance in. Special guest, Kenny White, is an outstanding pianist who occassionally accompanies Cheryl (and is a longtime friend of hers). For more information/tickets/directions, go to http://www.artscenterlive.org/write/calendar.html
** The Cuntry Kings Halloween show, at the Cat's Cradle in Chapel Hill, Thursday Oct. 27th at 9 pm. This is a Halloween Kickoff Show (& costume party, so dress up if you want!) featuring performances by the Cuntry Kings & guests. The Cuntry Kings are a "fashion feminist, anti-racist drag performance from the raw material of pop culture, Southern queer experience, and national disgrace". This fifteen-member troupe is based in Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but they've also performed on stages across the US and Western Europe. Mix their analysis of oppression with campy Broadway choreography, and you've got Cuntry cookin'!!! For tickets/info, go to http://catscradle.arcticon.com/
** Also coming up at the Cat's Cradle....Melissa Ferrick (with Natalia Zuckerman), Monday Nov. 7th at 9 pm. As before, go to http://catscradle.arcticon.com/
for tickets or more info.
I'll be posting more stuff in the next day or two. And hey!!! Something cool/interesting going on near YOU - in your area? Don't bogart that info!! There are others who might be interested too. POST IT HERE, YO!!!
Love ya all,
|Friday, October 21st, 2005|
Anyone going to Ladyfest in Durham this weekend?
(da tired bug)
|Tuesday, September 27th, 2005|
Hi Ladies hope everyone has been doing well. Me and my girl picked up a bunch of resources when we went to pride and I thought I would take a few minutes to share some of them with you.
This link is for help finding local gay and lesbian friendly doctors in the area.http://www.glma.org/home.html
This was an awesome link for lesbians that might be smokers who are wanting to quit. I liked their postcard and their message "How about a delicious lesbian kiss?"http://www.deliciouskiss.com
This site is a part of the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence. They hade some staggering statistics about partner abuse. For example,
1 out of every 4 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person will be abused by an intimate partner.
Also the frequency/severity of abuse in LGBT relationships is about the same as in heterosexual relationships.http://www.projectrainbownet.org
PFLAG of Winston Salem is sponsoring a few workshops including
"Talk About It: National Coming Out Day Celebration" On October 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the Unitarian UNiversalist Fellowship.
"Transgender Awareness Wokshop" It will be held November 5 from 1-4 at Wake Forest University.
Futire events include a PFLAG Holiday PArty in December. And a theater production of "None of the Above" in MArch 2006.
For information on these events here is their website.http://www.pflagwinstonsalem.org
The Lesbian Resource Center has a ton of cool things. One of which I am so interested in is an Annual Breastcasting Event. It is held in celebration of the beauty of women's bodies and breast health. They also provide Health Care Provider referrals and they have a community listserv. Awesome awesome awesome!http://www.trianglelrc.org
Dang these are alot of resources...
The Women's Center-Their goal is to empower women and girls by providing them opportunities to grow, learn new skills and give support to one another. They have legal services, financial counseling, career counseling, teen programs and a resource room.
Their website is http://www.womenspace.org
Last but not least the Triangle Community works. This program....quoting right off their pamphlet..."A coalition of individuals, programs, projects & organizations in the Research Triangle Area working to make our enviroment a safe healthy and life affirming place for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender community and our allies. They have a Gay and Lesbian Helpline Sunday through Thursday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. 919-821-0055. They also sponsor a games night, seminar works a resource center..and a ton of other things.http://www.tcworks.org
There ya go !!!
*hugs to everyone*!!!
|Saturday, September 24th, 2005|
Name you'd like to be known by: Cara
Meaning behind your LJ Username: He's a character from the manga/anime Ranma 1/2.
Age (real or approximate ;): 21
Gender - female or MTF: MTF
Where from in NC: Wilmington
How long ya been there: 3 years
What would you like to get out of this community: Just trying to find like minded people in my area...
Other gay/friendly organizations/groups you volunteer/belong to: OutWilmington
What do you like best about being lez/bi/tran: Uniqueness
What do ya like least about being lez/bi/tran: Being trans is a constant struggle, there really isn't too much to enjoy.
The biggest problem facing the NC GLBT community right now is: Hmm, I dunno.
"You" in 3 words: Original, artistic, loving.
Your Hobbies: Film, music (cello player), Star Wars, electronics, DDR, video games, building arcade machines, costuming
Your Style: Me.
Favourite music/musicians: Classical, ambient, 80's pop, progressive metal, video game music. Some bands are like include The Magnetic Fields, Rhapsody, The Flaming Lips, AC/DC...
Favorite books: I don't read much. Yeah, I know. It's terrible.
Single or taken: Lonely.
Femme/rough femme/soft butch/butch/andy/what: Soft and femme.
If single and looking, Do you prefer femme/rf/sb/butch/andy/anything with legs & pulse: The last one.
Piercings/tats/bodymods: Not that I know of.
Drink/smoke/drugs: I drink on occasion.
Something you want others to know: Um... I have two bunnies. Current Mood: drained
|Tuesday, September 6th, 2005|
North Carolina Pride
Trying to settle in, and can I just say NC is gorgeous?
What I was curious about is when is Pride and where anyone have any links or info?
Your help is greatly appreciated!
|Thursday, July 28th, 2005|
Good Luck to Wendy and Carmen as they begin their journey East.
Welcome home, Girls! Current Mood: cheerful
|Monday, July 25th, 2005|
One week from tomorrow my girl and I will be headed to the East Coast...WOOOOOOOT!! I'm nervous about voluntarily making myself unemployed to do it (but know that if I don't I'll be worked to death). There are no other jobs around here because the economy remains so totally f'ed up, and I can't transfer to another federal job because they've been putting a 120 day "hold" on all of us Security staff whenever another department wants to hire us
! So of course the department in question hires someone else that they don't have to wait 4 months to get. See, us Security folk are considered "mission critical" right now, since George W. Shrub still has us overseas. What it essentially means is that they get to absolutely ABUSE us (12 hrs per day 6 or 7 days per week w/ no breaks or lunches) and pay us close to nothing to do it. Furthermore, they use this little "120 day hold" rule to TRAP people they like and kick loose people they don't. People who were f*ck ups or had a bad attitude were allowed to transfer to other jobs - thus the government/fed employee saying "F*ck up - move up!!"
At any rate, I'm done. I'll just have to struggle and be quick on my feet back in NC to take care of me and my girl. I've done it before (albeit precariously) - I can do it again. I'm looking forward to a healthier, less dramatic life for my girl - and the opportunity for her life (for the first time) to be all about her (or us, sometimes). I, myself, am looking forward to quality time with my ladybug Carmen, "family" time with old friends and loved ones, and a chance to finally get to meet and hang out WITH ALL OF YOU!!
Gotta go get to work packing the last of things and cleaning out the apartment. Just wanted to check in and say Hi - - - and WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS!!!!
Love ya all!
|Tuesday, July 19th, 2005|
The Pussycat Dolls comin your way!
Two weeks from tonight me and my girl start our cross country trek...Ought to be quite the adventure! Look out Graham NC here we come!
carmen Current Mood: nostalgic
|Monday, July 18th, 2005|
...and me avoiding a Psych paper...
We don't get out to the RTP are too often, but a signed up for the
LGBTQ Triangle Events emails awhile back at the NCGLFF in Durham.
Thought I'd pass it along in case anyone was interested in the happs
(such a cheesy word!!) in that area. So since we don't get our tails
out of Greensboro too often maybe it'll do some one else some good.
( S'Here ya goCollapse )
And I bet ya can even join from the website....the website's a pretty recent edition...www.trianglelocalevents.com
|Monday, July 4th, 2005|
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