MultiplicityAndMe Presents We Will Not Be Silenced — August 21, 2019

MultiplicityAndMe Presents We Will Not Be Silenced

Front Cover WWNBS

Thank you MultiplicityAndMe for the vlog shout-out for We Will Not Be Silenced. We are so honored to have you share this important Anthology with your viewers.  It was an incredibly powerful experience to put this Anthology together and so empowering for the authors to share their stories. If it makes even one survivor feel less alone, then we have truly accomplished our mission.

Kindra M. Austin
Candice Louisa Daquin
Rachel Finch
Christine E. Ray

We Will Not Be Silenced: The Lived Experience of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Told Powerfully Through Poetry, Prose, Essay, and Art — July 31, 2019
What You Should Know About ‘We Will Not Be Silenced’ — November 13, 2018

What You Should Know About ‘We Will Not Be Silenced’

We Will Not Be Silenced: The Lived Experience of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Told Powerfully Through Poetry, Prose, Essay, and Art is the brainchild of Kindra M. Austin, Candice Louisa Daquin, Rachel Finch, and Christine E. Ray.  The four indie writers and survivors felt compelled to do something after the strongly triggering Kavanaugh Hearings.  We decided that we would advocate, educate, and resist through our art.

We opened submissions for only two weeks to women and men around the world.  The response from writers and artists was overwhelming: the final anthology will include 166 pieces of writing and art from 94 contributors around the globe.  It also led to the birth of Sisters of Indigo Light, dedicated to the healing and empowerment of sexual harassment and sexual abuse survivors through creative expression and community.

The four editors decided early on that this was a project about passion and compassion, not profit.  We are committed to donating 70% of the royalties raised above the publishing and promotion costs to organizations that provide services to sexual harassment and sexual assault survivors.  The further involved we became in the project, the more important it became to us to make the book accessible to as many individuals and organizations that would benefit from it.  This involved the decision to only charge a few dollars above the publishing cost to keep the 300-page plus Anthology as affordable as possible.   It also led us to create a Wish List so that individuals and organizations such as rape crisis centers, gender studies departments, and public libraries who might not otherwise be able to afford copies might be able to receive one.

We believe that it is time that the voices of sexual harassment and sexual assault survivors are heard and respected. The editors of We Will Not Be Silenced know the pain of living with secrets. We also know the healing power of art, and the written word. We believe our collective stories can educate, lessen isolation, and inspire others to tell their stories.  We Will Not Be Silenced is not always an easy read but it is an impactful one.  It is about breaking the silence, telling our truths, reclaiming ourselves and finding our power.

Our goal is release We Will Not Be Silenced by the end of November/first week of December. We need your help getting the word out about this important project.  There many ways to support WWNBS.  Share this story on your social media, add an individual or organization to the Wish List by emailing us at indieblucollective@gmail.com, share the link for the Wish List Go-Fund Me Page, and/or donate to the fund yourself.

The truth matters, our stories matter, and you can help.

kkc

Katherine Love

Carrie Weis

Emily James

 

Coming Fall 2018 — November 1, 2018
Time Sensitive Call For Submissions: “We Will Not Be Silenced” — October 2, 2018

Time Sensitive Call For Submissions: “We Will Not Be Silenced”

Bruised But Not Broken, Whisper and the Roar, Indie Blu(e), and Blood Into Ink are joining forces to publish an anthology about the lived experience of sexual harassment and assault. We believe that it is more important than ever before that more voices speak out and reclaim their strength by owning their survival stories. All contributors, female and male, can submit up to three pieces of creative work- these can include; Poetry, Prose, Essay, Short Fiction, Prose, or original Artwork, but should be limited in length (under 1,000 words) considering that this is an anthology. You will be notified if your work is accepted. Please do not consider nonacceptance as any diminishment of your experience, but as with any publishing venture, we must try to fit the individual pieces together into a strong whole.

  • Submission of previously published pieces is acceptable if you still own the rights to your work.
  • Artwork can be submitted in black and white OR color but all artwork should be black and white compatible.
  • Using a pen name or publishing anonymously is acceptable.

All submissions should be sent to bloodintoink2017@gmail.com by midnight, Monday, October 15, 2018.