Seeking submissions of anything YOU have *ever* doneâ€”little or bigâ€”that was gutsy or audacious. It can be playful, serious, spontaneous, calculated, smart, sexy, and/or an example of leadership. Something that when you think about it today, makes you nod your head with *pride,* or even semi-disbelief, and think, â€œWow! I did that!â€
This semester weâ€™ve read and been inspired by the contributors to Rivka Solomonâ€™s That Takes Ovaries! collection. Above is her original call for stories. Now itâ€™s YOUR turn to contribute. Write your own That Takes Ovaries! story. As itâ€™s defined in the book, â€œhaving ovariesâ€ isnâ€™t about possessing those particular internal sex organs. Itâ€™s about identifying as female and having a particular ATTITUDE. So, share a story about something youâ€™ve done that was bold or gutsyâ€”or just something that makes you proud. I know you all have one of those moments, but if you really canâ€™t think of one, talk to me; we still have time to blaze a trail before the semester ends! If you DONâ€™T identify as female, talk to your mom or sister or female friends. Tell them about the book and this project and ask if they have a great story to share with you. OR talk about a time when YOU stood up as an ALLY or ADVOCATE for female-identified folks.
There is no word or page count for this assignment, but I expect that it will take at least one page to thoroughly convey what happened. Observe the conventions of correct writing (i.e. complete sentences, spell checking and proofreading, etc.), since these details reflect an author’s commitment to and respect for good scholarship.