As we near the end of a stellar year at the CFC, we want to thank you for your steadfast support. This year we achieved many milestones. Because of your support, we have received over 1.7 million views to our blog. In early August we reached over 10,000 Facebook fans, and to date now have nearly 12,000 likes on our Facebook page! Three of our CFs were featured in Essence Magazine’s profile of 35 Young, Black, and Amazing Women under age 35.
You can see two of them post-photo shoot here.
We are now in planning mode for our 2013 blog cycle, and we need your support. Each year we plan our content and initiatives during a 3 day retreat in the North Georgia Mountains. This is also normally the one time of year that the majority of us are in the same room together, so it is also a time of reconnection, rejuvenation, revival, and re-visioning. This year, we’d like to spend some dedicated time reflecting on our mission, particularly the way our own privileges may show up in cyberspace. We take seriously the critiques from some of our readership and would like to think through ways of growing our critical edges even amongst ourselves.
Usually, we pool together our own personal resources to rent the cabin, pay for food, transportation (including airfare) and materials. However, after 2.5 years and nearly 2000 hours spent blogging three times per week on average, doing speaking engagements, conference calls, conferences, leading online activist campaigns and doing community work, sustainability and self-care have become key words for us.
If our labor of love has blessed you, inspired you, or uplifted you, please consider financially supporting us as we fund our 2013 CFC Planning Retreat and upcoming initiatives. We would like to raise $3000 to fund at least 10 CFC Members to attend our retreat. That money covers the rental of a modest cabin, food for us to cook our own meals, transportation (including airfare and ground travel), and planning supplies.
Here are just a few of the initiatives and goals we would like to accomplish next year:
- 2013 Crunk Feminist Collective Planning Retreat
- Launching a new CFC website with dedicated space for digital activism, digital pedagogies, and digital humanities projects
- Feminism 101 for Girls Saturday School
- Compiling and editing a CFC volume
- More Video Blogs
- A Speakers Tour to Cities, Universities, Feminist Bookstores and Community Spaces Near You
If every Facebook fan donates $1 we will be able to cover the expenses for all of our CFC initiatives! We know not everyone has even $1 to spare but if you can’t give, please signal boost, by spreading this post and asking friends to donate.Thanks for your support! The CFC