Katrina’s Team Pick: Autostraddle Live! at Smith College

I heard somewhere that there are a lot of lesbians on the Internet? Whether this is true or it is a vicious rumor, we shall see. Autostraddle is going on the road, the road to Smith College. Next Thursday, April 14, I, Katrina C. Danger will be venturing to this rumored Isle of Lesbos to lead a workshop, LOLesbians 2.0: A Discussion on Queer Internet Presence. The talk is open to anyone in the area and will begin at 4pm. And then we can partypartyparty and talk about our feelings. WE ALL JUST WANT TO TALK ABOUT OUR FEELINGS.

The flyer/my face looks like this:

The event description goes like this:

Lolesbians 2.0 is a workshop focusing on lesbian visibility and the Internet. Led by Katrina Casino, a senior writer for the queer media culture Web site Autostraddle.com, Lolesbians will discuss the the Internet as a space in which queer women have the power to create our own visibility. Recognizing that the queer community is not something that simply exists in a physical location but rather as a stream of ideas and identities, we will discuss the Internet as a tool for organizing around not just events but ideas and address how to actualize these ideas off-line. We are here to prove that the Internet is not only a forum to discuss who we are, it is a means to create who we want to be.

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You can Tumbl about it here.
And the Facebook event is here.

See you all on Thursday!

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50 Comments

  1. i’m coming to visit smith that weekend. current plan is to get there at like 11 thursday night. or i could skip class and leave early in the morning and get there in time for this? guys what should i do?

    • Actually, the mental hospital has been completely demolished. I think people go sledding at the site on stolen dining hall trays (or at least somewhere nearby …). The trail should be nice, though. Minus the occasional baby bear.

      Sweet gods, why did I graduate and move to Syracuse?!

      • Hospital hill was near the site, but not the actual site. Also, I’m from Florida and the first time I ever went sledding in my life was on that hill on dining hall trays. It was also the first time I ever broke anything (my ankle). Bad ending, but good times.

  2. OH MY GOD FLIPPING OUT FLIPPING OUT. I’m an admitted student and will be visiting Smith ON THAT DAY! Kind of terrified though. I won’t know anyone/am not very public about my sexuality/am nervous…

    • Ok so, when I visited Smith before attending (or being admitted!) I was all those things you are. I regretted not spending more time talking to the students/checking stuff out versus all the energy I put into being nervous. Smithies are a pretty approachable bunch. Promise. Be brave!

      Also, go hang out with Katrina, she will need a wingman to fend off all the Smithies.

    • OMG PERSON WHO IS ALSO ACCEPTED TO SMITH FIND ME
      we can be awkward about how we are the youngest ones together ^.^
      ummmm I’m wearing a green shirt and I have faded orangey hair and I will be the one sitting nervously at the back fucking around with my phone >.>

  3. If there were a website called Lolesbians, I would probably visit it even more than I Can Has Cheezeburger, if that’s possible.

    Also: lip rings = WIN

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