Even when we are unable to host Take Back the Night or the Clothesline Project, it is important for the Women's Center to provide a platform for survivor voices, stories, and their power.
Survivors to the Front is a zine that commemorates Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and provides our UMBC community members--especially survivors and victims of sexual and/or power-based violence--a way to grab the megaphone. Albeit, voices will be heard through a zine in a much different way, we are committed to building the platform by which survivor testimony can be amplified throughout our campus community.
We are accepting submissions from all different mediums, including, but not limited to poetry, prose, art, and photography! You don't need to be an artist or a writer to submit: you just need to have a story. Think about this zine as a way to step up to the Survivor Speak-Out microphone and say your peace.
See specific guidelines in the Submission Form here. Each contributor will be able to submit up to 3 pieces of work. The deadline to submit will be Wednesday, April 15.
The finished product (set to debut around April 24th) will be posted on social media and available for digital download. Print copies will be made available when campus reopens.
Thank you for your participation in this project. Although we will still miss all of the greatness and power that Take Back the Night and other SAAM programs bring to our campus, we know that stories still need to be shared and voices heard. Just so, we hope that you can submit your work to be celebrated, acknowledged, and felt by the UMBC community.
Questions or concerns? Please direct correspondence to Amelia Meman at email@example.com.