[personal profile] firebreath613
My Collectors Weekly blog on stilettos, sexuality, Chinese foot-binding, and Cinderella got picked up last week by Bust!

http://www.bust.com/blog/2010/07/28/our-bodies-our-stilettos.html

Even better - They called me "Our own Lisa Hix." I love it. It makes me feel like a member of the feminist media. I did have the abortion doula article in the February issue, and the feminist porn article in the May issue. I'm talking to my editor about profiling an eccentric young artist I found in Norman, OK (represent!).



Bust has 13,000+ followers on Twitter and 15,000 on Facebook. With the promos on About-Face and Woodhull Institute, that added up to about 300+ unique page views. Which really impressed my bosses.

(By the way, if you want to give me page views, it is here: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/our-bodies-our-stilettos/)

I've just re-interviewed Mike Madrid on female superheroes, and I've talked to underground comix feminist leader Trina Robbins about her new book on SF Chinatown nightlife in the '40s, vintage clothes from the '20s, female superheroes and a whole host of other things. Next week, my bosses put me on an investigation of museum policies.

Also, I am grateful to [livejournal.com profile] simulacrum for contributing to Show & Tell. My bosses love you!

Date: 2010-08-03 12:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pene.livejournal.com
Did you see the series of interviews that Tim Gunn did about superhero costumes historical and updated. They were pretty cool.

Also that rocks. I love your niche in collectors weekly where you are appreciated.

Date: 2010-08-03 12:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firebreath.livejournal.com
:)

No, I haven't seen that. I'll have to check 'em out!

Date: 2010-08-03 05:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] earthdotprime.livejournal.com
Which reminds me, you should try to talk to Valerie D'Orazio of http://occasionalsuperheroine.blogspot.com/

She's one of the few women writing mainstream comics, is in the middle of rehabilitating the Friends of Lulu nonprofit (promoting women + children in comics), and is generally a dissident voice of awesomesauce in the testosterone heavy universe of mainstream superhero nonsense. I think she'd make for a GREAT Bust feature.

Date: 2010-08-03 06:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firebreath.livejournal.com
Oh I love Friends of Lulu! That's so rad!

Date: 2010-08-03 08:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] earthdotprime.livejournal.com
Apparently there was some pretty heinous mismanagement going on, which I doubt she wants to talk about, but she has some really interesting things to say about the dominant ideology that fundamentally prevents women and children from ever having a legitimate voice in mainstream comics.

Date: 2010-08-03 02:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firebreath.livejournal.com
Yeah, I would love to talk to her about that.

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