Posts Tagged: ashley perez

Notable Los Angeles: 10/23–10/29

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week! ...more

Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #29: Literary Bitches

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All too often, it gets hurled at strong women like a boulder of hate tied up with a big red misogynistic bow. ...more

The Lulu Fund: Burning Down the House

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The Lulu Fund is a new organization founded by Anna March, Ashley Ford, Jen Fitzgerald, and Ashley Perez dedicated to breaking down barriers within the writing community. The Lulu Fund mission statement says:

We support individual writers and organizations who demonstrate their commitment to these ideas by telling critical stories and lifting marginalized voices.

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The Rumpus Interview with Karolina Waclawiak

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Karolina Waclawiak discusses her latest book, The Invaders, the dark side of human nature, and what it really means to be a “beach read”. ...more

LA LitCrawl: “Growth Spurt”

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Rumpus Lit Crawl

The Rumpus presents GROWTH SPURT: STORIES OF RADICAL BECOMING at LitCrawl LA: NoHo!

LA LitCrawl
Round 2: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
8:00–8:45 p.m.
The Fat Dog
11050 Magnolia Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601

Lineup includes:

Natashia Deón
Ashley Perez
Shawna Kenney
Derrick Brown
Matthew Specktor

Emceed by Rumpus founder Stephen Elliott

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Who Are We Writing For?

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Sandwiched between fictions on one side and instructions on the other, a woman is often denied the breathing room necessary to find her individual sexuality. In a conversation at the Nervous Breakdown, Rumpus contributor Ashley Perez and author Cris Mazza discuss sexual pain (both mental and physical) and the damaging standards fabricated by literature and expected in life:

I want every woman who wrote [an unrealistic sex scene] to sit in a therapy group with me and describe her own sexual experience, so I can gauge these fictional ones.

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