The ____ Monologues are here! Apply here

ASUW Womxn’s Action Commission presents

AN OPEN CALL FOR STORIES, TRUTHS AND VOICES
as a part of the production previously known the Vagina Monologues, and performed version of The______ Monologues

In past years, the UW Monologues have been a powerful experience for many cast members and audiences in creating a space for stories to be shared and heard. While The Monologues have historically done some work in shaking fundamental notions of “woman,” feminist, anti-racist, and queer critiques have challenged The Monologues’ presentation of stories, diversity of voices, and handling of identity representations.

In an effort to use these critiques productively and open up space for narratives and stretch the production to a new potential, we have decided to switch the script.

*This year’s production will be entirely student composed. We are excited to announce the first ever print presentation of The __________ Monologues. And we want you to take part.*

This magazine-style publication will feature art, poetry, designs, and other printed forms of expression that center the experiences of womxn, womxn-indentifying, trans, genderqueer and gender non-conforming folks. Students of all races, classes, sexual orientations, minds, bodies, ages and religions are encouraged to submit their pieces.

THE PROCESS:

Please submit your art in PDF FORMAT. Please fill out the form below and submit art *before December 15th at 11:59PM*.

*Winter Quarter*: WAC will review your piece and application. We will contact you if we have additional questions.

If selected, during this time we will call you in for an art screening to discuss your work, and how you’d like it presented in the publication. We do this so that your art is represented exactly as you’d like it to be expressed!

*Spring Quarter*: we will debut The ____ Monologues with a launch party and distribution of publications!!

Please direct questions to Julia, Director of WAC, at asuwomn@uw.edu or Amber, Assistant Director, asuwom1@uw.edu.

About the Womxn’s Action Commission

The ASUW Womxn’s Action Commission (WAC) is one of eight diversity commissions founded by the Associated Students of the University of Washington. Each commission has a mandate to put on educational programs each quarter, as well as serve and advocate for its constituency within the student government and the administration. The WAC seeks a social justice framework that recognizes and affirms the multiple and intersecting identities held by womxn-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth constituents.


The values of the Womxn’s Action Commission include…

  • gender-based empowerment and advocacy
  • educating others about the oppressions faced by womxn-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth people
  • emphasizing the intersectionality of “womxn”
  • dissecting the complexities of gender identity, gender expression, and sex identity
  • promoting accessible and safe spaces for a range of womxn-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth students
  • striving for socio-economic justice for womxn-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth members of all communities
  • recognizing and addressing power & privilege differentials between/among womxn-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth communities as a way to pursue processes of allyship

We seek to carry out our values through…

Programming

  • Planning small and large-scale events aimed at a wide range of womxn-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth students and uphold an intersectional anti-oppression framework
  • Focusing on collaboration with other commissions, campus entities, registered student organizations (RSOs), and off-campus communities

Advocacy

  • Pursuing senate resolutions that advocate for the concerns of womxn-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth students
  • Participating in local, national or international activism efforts that affect womxn-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth communities

Resources

  • Maintaining a WAC office that offers resources and information, particularly regarding issues of sexual and/or relationship health & well-being
  • Providing resources/referrals accessible for womxn-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth students with a range of backgrounds, orientations, minds, and bodies

Community Building

  • Establishing WAC meetings as affirming spaces of liberation, accountability, and interpersonal connections
  • Communicating with constituent RSOs, as well as outreaching to other identity-based and social justice communities

Education

  • Creating intentional learning spaces for students to explore topics including feminism, anti-oppression frameworks, power & privilege and social justice.
  • Updating the WAC’s social media accounts with journalism and blogs from critical feminist perspectives