Why WiHM?

2 Feb

wonderful article

Thoughts & Scribbles


It’s taken me a little longer to put this out then expected. With something as polarizing as WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH, it’s very easy to pick your side and stay there. No quarter given, none taken. When I started writing this, I had a very clear and specific view on the matter. But, as anything in life, nothing’s ever cut-and-dried.

Now in its sixth year, WiHM puts the spotlight on female contributions to the genre – filmmakers, actresses, writers – with coverage in magazines, social media, blogs and podcasts. The mission statement reads, “ Women in Horror Month (WiHM) assists female genre artists in gaining opportunities, exposure, and education through altruistic events, printed material, articles, interviews, and online support. The vision is a world wherein all individuals are equally given the opportunity to create, share, and exploit their concept of life, pain, and freedom of expression.” .  At its heart…

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