WomanSpeak, a Journal of Literature and Art by Caribbean Women, edited and published by yours truly, is calling for submissions for volume 7/2013, an issue especially themed, “Voices of Dissent: Women Speaking to Transform the Culture.”
I am looking for the works of a new generation of Caribbean Feminist writers and painters who care about the lives of women and will dare to use their creative voices to shock us out of our complacency and into action. I see a new Feminist consciousness struggling to rise up across the Caribbean these days. I see women organizing, they are naming the human rights issues facing Caribbean women and their children, they are gathering and disseminating the information, they are discussing the issues and commenting on them from a Feminist perspective. I see far flung pockets of Caribbean Feminists connecting with one another on the web and made hopeful by the enormous potential that holds for creating a real and powerful women’s movement across our region.