I was thrilled when the late University of Chicago Prof. Lauren Berlant sent me an email in late 2020 with the subject line: “one more thing: from my book bibliography :-).” The email contained an alphabetical list of publications by authors whose last names began with “B” including several by me! Their book, On the … Continue reading On Being in the Footnotes of Famous Feminist Scholars
Victim-Survivors Are Doin’ It for Themselves, and That’s a Problem
Jam with Roland: Just Say "No" © 2019 Michele Beaulieux Oil Pastel on Paper Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox of the Eurythmics famously sang: "Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves." Widely hailed as a feminist anthem of empowerment, I'm now wondering why sisters ended up resorting to doin' it for themselves. Out of necessity, victim-survivors … Continue reading Victim-Survivors Are Doin’ It for Themselves, and That’s a Problem
My Hand Door Knocking in the New York Times!
My hand shown holding paper in the lower right corner of lower left photo while door knocking in Milwaukee with Haley Hager. After completing some deadlines earlier last week, I turned my head toward the election. Went up to Wisconsin this weekend, my home state swing state, to knock on doors and encourage people to … Continue reading My Hand Door Knocking in the New York Times!
My Chicago Sun-Times Letter on Fr. Pfleger’s Support
Letter to the editor about the impact of reflexive support for Fr. Pfleger by Michele Beaulieux in Chicago Sun-Times Today, the Chicago Sun-Times published my letter to the editor about how the reflexive support for popular Chicago priest, Fr. Michael Pfleger, impacts victim-survivors of sexual violence. St. Sabina parishioners as well as Rev. Jesse Jackson, … Continue reading My Chicago Sun-Times Letter on Fr. Pfleger’s Support
A Trio of Transitions: Judy, Hannah, and Mark
They say that deaths come in threes, and last month, I experienced a trio of transitions. Michele Beaulieux dancing with red ribbon banner@ 2014 William Frederking(See more photos by clicking here) Wondering what had happened to an old friend, Judy Clasen, with whom I had lost touch, I searched the internet and was saddened to … Continue reading A Trio of Transitions: Judy, Hannah, and Mark
Art about Safer Brave Space at Going Dutch Festival
Michele Beaulieux stands with her oil pastel triptych, "Jam Series," at the Side Street Studio Arts Gallery in Elgin, Illinois Photo by Ivette De Santiago My triptych, "Jam Series," looked great at the Going Dutch Festival at Side Street Studio Arts in Elgin, Illinois. It was very well lit and had good company with the … Continue reading Art about Safer Brave Space at Going Dutch Festival
Creating and Showing Counterstories in Elgin, Illinois
Going Dutch Festival, Elgin, Illinois, 2022 Art about dance at a festival of dance and art! I will be showing my triptych, "Jam Series," and leading a workshop at the 12th annual Going Dutch Festival in Elgin Illinois, June 3-25, 2022. Produced by Side Street Studio Arts, the festival is a celebration of the female … Continue reading Creating and Showing Counterstories in Elgin, Illinois
April Showers Rain on RAINN’s Reign
April showers rain on RAINN's reign Take Uber or Lyft? Stay in Airbnb? Use TikTok? Drink Absolut? One way to support victim-survivors of sexual violence this Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is by advocating for a change in leadership at the Rape Abuse Incest National Network. Please join me in contacting corporate partners of … Continue reading April Showers Rain on RAINN’s Reign
Finally! Rain on RAINN’s Reign
Bradford William Davis of Insider did an excellent exposé of Rape Assault Incest National Network (RAINN)'s toxic workplace culture: "Insiders say RAINN, the nation's foremost organization for victims of sexual assault, is in crisis over allegations of racism and sexism: 22 current and former staffers say the organization favored by Hollywood and corporate America is in crisis. 'How can RAINN be helping survivors externally, when they're traumatizing … Continue reading Finally! Rain on RAINN’s Reign
Restoring a Lyric for Generations
Holy Is Your Name arranged by Tony Alonso If I had to choose only one thing to do to foster a culture of consent, I would choose creating, singing, and promoting song lyrics that chronicle and celebrate healthy human relationships, call out social inequities, and advocate for social justice. Song lyrics embed in our subconscious … Continue reading Restoring a Lyric for Generations
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