February should be renamed WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH. Check out the info below as to why.
From the Press Release:
Los Angeles, CA, February 1, 2013 – The third annual Women in Horror Month is now upon us with dozens of ambassadors and events! WiHM is a part of the Viscera Organization, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, and aims to simultaneously support and celebrate underrepresented female artists in the horror genre across the globe while educating the public on the impediments that female artists face.
While the festivities culminate in February of each year, Women in Horror Month also spotlights the creative endeavors of female artists all year long in articles, social media, and its brand-new podcast. Guests on the first episode include filmmakers Jovana Dimitrijevic, Rebekah McKendry, Rebekah Herzberg, and Tonjia Atomic, Sandra Katsuri from ChiZine Publishing, musician Ghettosongbird, Fem Furry and Meredith Widnoon of The Whorer Podcast, as well as Chelsea and Ava of La Petite Morgue.
Women in Horror Month February 2013 events take place both online (podcasts, interviews, blog series and discussions) and at actual venues, and include giveaways, artist gatherings, film screenings, and more. Women in Horror Month donates all proceeds to charity and all events feature the “pink kiss” WiHM Seal of Approval, created to ensure that all events, media, and online material are official and philanthropic. The WiHM Seal was graciously donated by Rue Morgue Magazine.
The full roster of 2013 sponsors include: ChiZine Publications, NikytaGaia Photography, Hot Chick Physics, Sourpuss, Diabolique Magazine, Rue Morgue Magazine, Too Fast Apparel, The Dark Art of Mike Vanderhoof, Ghettosongbird, Matt Orsman, Irene Langhorn, and Fangoria Magazine.
About Women in Horror Month:
Every February, Women in Horror Recognition Month (WiHM) assists underrepresented female genre artists in gaining opportunities, exposure, and education through altruistic events, printed material, articles, interviews, and online support. WiHM seeks to expose and break down social constructs and miscommunication between female professionals while simultaneously educating the public about discrimination and how they can assist the female gender in reaching equality. WiHM is a service offered by the Viscera Organization, a 501(c)3 nonprofit
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