Storytelling Caravan was in Houston represented by the following participants
in Women's Month: Anne Møller, Gine Jarner, Ida Hoeck, Lisbet
Müller, Pia Deleuran, Sisse Jarner. Women's
Month Calendar, Women's Month
Purpose, Women's Month Committee,
feel free to read invitation
thank our wonderful contact person Linda Vaden-Goad, Ph.D.
of Social Sciences, Associated Professor of Psychology so much for
fantastic expierience we all got in Houston during the caravan-tour. Everybody
met us with such great hospitality and friendlyness. Thanks to all of you.
We brought 20
copies of the translated manuscript to A Given Life. The translation
was made by volunteers and we thank all of the translators for the fantastic
work and the spirit they have shown to make these texts accessable to
more than Danish-speaking people. We also brought a translated chapter
from The first Period- book. That way it was possible to get an impression
of the idea behind that book-project too - and perhaps inspire others
to pick up the idea.
We naturally hope
to get the texts published in English - as we succeeded to make it happen
in Danish - and if you have good ideas to how it can be done -
We brought the photocollages
from A Given Life and the exhibition WAX - pictures about life,
dreams, hope and horror - along aswell, and as you can see the pictures
were used in the panelsetting and in an exhibition in the Frogg Gallery.
The history of
In 1996 a group
of Danish, Swedish and Norwegian women started working on writing parts
of their life stories. Elements that mattered and moved them were the points
of interest and concern. Out of that process the book A Given Life - Glimpses
of Ordinary Women's Extraordinary Experiences was developed and created.
Feel free to read the Danish publisher's letter "To
whom it may concern" and the review from the
The next book
project started in 1999. Twenty-eight women decided to write an essay about
their first period, how it felt to become a woman, and stories about the
menstruation phenomenon. The First Period contains stories from women ageing
from 12 to 82. Each story follows a picture from the time when...
books inspired to debate-arrangements, workshops and other kinds of meetings
where women's welfare and reproduction could be looked into.