Newsletter – October 2012

 

 

 

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MISSION STATEMENT
Sydney Femme Guild is a queer feminist organisation working to create an awareness, understanding, and ultimately a celebration of femme identity within the GLBTQI community.

October Edition

Welcome to the first Femme Guild Newsletter!
A bi-monthly email with the latest news, events and Femme articles of interest.

Would you like to be more involved in Femme Guild?
The Guild is run for it’s members, and we would love your participation, thoughts, and of course your help.
…We’re currently discussing the planning of the Femme Conference in February, inclusion in the Mardi Gras festival, and of course, Fair Day.

Femme Guild Social Event
Our next FG event is the ‘Femme Flash Mob’, a night to raise the visibility of Femmes while having delicious cocktails at Madame Fling Flongs (King St Newtown), Wednesday 7 November. We’re hoping to arrive on mass at 8.30pm, so wear your favourite outfit and come along with your Femme buddies, supporters and allies. If you’re feeling shy and don’t know anyone, just email…and we’ll organise to meet you before hand!

On 5 December, Femme Guild is holding a movie night in conjunction with Queer Screen – the queer comedy porno, ‘Mommy is Coming’, confronting that great taboo of Mummy/Mommy play. http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/mommy-is-coming/trailer. A gold coin entry to raise funds for the Femme Conference, and there will be lucky door prizes as well. Venue and time to be confirmed, so keep your eyes peeling on our Facebook page for the Event.

Conference Update
The 2nd Femme Conference, ‘Unpacking Femme’, is booked for the weekend of the 8th of February 2013 – and we’d love your help!
Is there a certain speaker (International or Australian) that you think would be a great to have at the conference?
Do you have a topic, skill or performance that you’d love to share with the Femme community?

We’d love to hear your thoughts, submissions and ideas at conference@femmeguild.com.
The full submission document will be available shortly.

WE WANT YOU to take part in the conference.
The Femme Guild team would love to assist anyone Femme-identified who would like to contribute content to the Conference. For great inspiration, check out Femme Conference 2012’s (USA) Schedule of Events (oh my gosh, topics on body hair, confronting racism, Femme competition and failing at Femme? Amazeballs).

We’re here to help support you with ideas on how to explore a topic, what kind of supplies you might need (and we can provide), how to approach other participants and any other questions you might have – just email conference@femmeguild.com.

EVENTS LISTING:
1 November, Women Say Something at Slide (41 Oxford St). Our very own Vice President, Stella Topaz, will be a panellist.  http://www.facebook.com/WomanSaySomething

5 November, Same Sex Swing Dancing classes (all GLBTQI welcome) at the Imperial Hotel – fabulous Femme Melinda is the teacher http://swingoutsydney.com/

7 November, Femme Flash Mob, Madam Fling Flongs

26 November, next Femme Guild Meeting, 7pm at ACON

5 December, Femme Movie Night – more info to come on Facebook.

FemmeTech : Vegan Carrot and Sultana Muffins

Try this fierce vegan muffin recipe that you can whip up in a drop of hat.

Muffins (makes 12):
1/2 cup of sultanas, soaking in hot water
1 ½ cup of plain flour
2 tsp of Baking Powder
½ tsp of Bi-carb
½ tsp of cinnamon
½ tsp of nutmeg
4 tabs of sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup (250ml) of soy milk
1 tsp vanilla
4 tabs of vegetable oil
3 grated carrots

Icing:
½ cup of icing sugar
3-4 tabs of lemon juice
3-4 tabs of nuttlex/margarine

Heat oven to 200C, grease muffin tin.

Sift dry ingredients (flour, spices, bi-carb, baking powder) and mix in salt and sugar. Make a well in the centre, and pour in liquids. Mix til barely combined. Add the carrots, mix a bit more. Drain the sultanas, mix them in too.
Spoon into muffin tins (fill ¾ full) and bake for 20-25 min, until a skewer comes out clean.
Cool on a rack.
Mix icing sugar and nuttlex together and add lemon juice til a stiff consistency is gotten – ice cupcakes and enjoy!

Recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance.

Have you met Claude?

Calling all queers who are into BDSM: Acon have just made that new website for women and queers who are into kink and BDSM (http://www.iloveclaude.com/) which looks like a great resource! Get free safe-sex kits, ask tricky questions or just drool over the latest photos.

Femmes on Tumblr

Want some inspiring Femme-eye-candy from Femmes around the world?

Check out these Tumblrs celebrating the diversity of Femme expression

F*ck Yeah Queer Femmes – http://fuckyeahqueerfemme.tumblr.com/
F*ck Yeah Trans* Femmes – http://fuckyeahtransfemmes.tumblr.com/
F*ck Yeah High Femmes – http://fuckyeahhighfemmes.tumblr.com/
F*ck Yeah Hard Femmes – http://fuckyeahhardfemme.tumblr.com/

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