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We are so proud to highlight the tireless work of Equality Now

"In the call for worldwide gender equality. We need to invest in a common language that resonates with diverse people and different ways of taking action that pull in more people."

Read all about this legendary organization in our interview with Yasmeen Hassan here.



We're spreading the word about 46Mommas! A group of fierce mothers who stand proud (and bald) with their "kid cancer warriors."

“People just do not realize,” says Laurie Paganelli, shaving this year, “that Childhood Cancer gets less than 3% of the money from The American Cancer Society.”

Read all about how they aim to change that here.

As always, please repost and feel free to comment over at Legendary Women.

 
 
13 May 2012 @ 06:55 pm
Happy Mother's Day!

As Legendary Women's Buffy Month fades out, we move on to a month of celebrating motherhood, kicking it off today with...



An exclusive interview with Kristine Sutherland as we transition from Buffy to Moms. She gives us her thoughts on Joyce Summers, raising daughters that think about what they see, and what causes are precious to her.



Also, April Walsh shares her top ten cartoon moms.

More goodies to come throughout May!

Feel free to comment and share!
 
 
26 April 2012 @ 11:52 pm
As Legendary Women's Buffy Month slays on, we have more exciting interviews:

Christopher Golden, who co-wrote the first Buffy novel with Nancy Holder (who we earlier interviewed here) among other Buffy Novels and comics, talked to our own Verushka Byrow, sharing his thoughts on Buffy, Angel, and strong women.

Corina Lombardi interviewed Valerie Frankel, an award-winning author whose work ranges from parodies to pop-culture ruminations, about her book Buffy and the Heroine's Journey.

Valerie Frankel was also kind enough to write a guest piece for us about what makes Buffy's journey as a heroine so unique and resonant.

And Margaret Bates gives us a breakdown of season three and how it measures up from the feminist perspective.

And, don't forget, out Buffy T-shirt give-away is still ongoing and still insanely simple to enter.


 
 
20 April 2012 @ 12:26 pm
As we at Legendary Women continue to laud all things Buffy, we have some truly amazing happenings!

First, our "celebrity liaison" and Huffington Post blogger Morgan Glennon, sat down with Jane Espenson for an exclusive interview. That's right, Jane Espenson, who not only wrote some of the most incisive episodes of BTvS, but has tried her pen on Game of Thrones (check out the Syrio Forell and Arya Stark "dancing lessons" scene if you want to know why she's amazing), is currently working on Once Upon a Time, and will be featured in the buzzworthy documentary Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines (whose creator, Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, we'll be speaking to this week). She gave us some lovely insights on Buffy and the place of female heroines and role models and we are so pleased to host her thoughts. Check it out here.

Also, The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation has written us up in their Daily Dose. And now we can finally announce our total for this year's fundraising efforts with The Sweet Clark and Lana Forum

$2,050!!!!

Read all about it here! It's absolutely amazing that, even with Smallville over and a scattered fandom, we actually BEAT OUR TOTAL FROM LAST YEAR!

Thanks to all the donors who gave and friends who spread the word and made this happen! And thanks to the Ladies at Sweet for joining up with us to show the power of fandom!
 
 
Legendary Women continues Buffy Month with more fantastic interviews and retrospectives.

Margaret Bates sat down with a mod from 
fantas_magoria, one of (if not the most) active communities for Buffy and Angel fan fiction and art about the spirit of the fandom, their intriguing challenges that encompass both series from beginning to end, how to spark creativity even after years off the air, and why the women of Buffy remain empowering today. 

We've also got a breakdown of Buffy, Season 2 and how it enhanced an already female-forward show..

And, of course, our Buffy T-shirt giveaway continues. It remains insanely easy to enter. Read all about it here!

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Feel free to come on in and comment and share!


 
 
 
13 April 2012 @ 10:10 pm
Legendary Women continues our month-long celebration of all things Buffy!

Verushka Byrow interviews Nancy Holder, New York Times Bestselling author and co-author of the first 
Buffy, The Vampire Slayer novel, Halloween Rain on what Buffy means to her and bringing BtVS into college classrooms.

And, of course, our Buffy T-shirt giveaway continues. It remains insanely easy to enter. Read all about it here!

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Feel free to come on in and comment and share!


 
 
We at Legendary Women are dedicating the month of April to Buffy Summers and the women of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. We'll be unveiling fresh content every week, including exclusive interviews with Buffy novelist Nancy Holder and long-time Buffy writer and producer Jane Espenson, currently working on Once Upon a Time.

For now, Margaret Bates kicks us off Buffy style with Season One From The Feminist Perspective

Bates also had a chat with The Bitch Pack about how this year's Oscar winners measured up on the pro-woman scale using The Bechdel Test on The Bitch List. Don't know what any of those are? You will when you read this thought-provoking interview here

And we announce the winners of our Anne Boleyn give-away here and our latest raffle item for Buffy Month:



So come on over! And feel free to comment and share!

 
 
02 February 2012 @ 09:39 am
Originally posted by firebunny at 3rd Annual Reeve Foundation Fund Raiser


Both Legendary Women Inc and Sweet have a history of raising money for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Over the past two years we have separately raised more than $5,500 to help the Reeve Foundation in its efforts to cure spinal cord injuries and improve the lives of those living with paralysis.

From now until February 29 we’re taking donations and selling raffle tickets in honor of Chloe Sullivan/Allison Mack and Lana Lang/Kristin Kreuk. Prizes include a Smallville season 2 poster of Lana and a DVD of the Legendary Chloe commercial signed by actress Allison Mack. Up to the highest bidder is a box of Oz goodies, with kitschy, Australian souvenirs, and other bits and bobs that people associate with Australia. Will include Tim Tams, because no self-respecting Australian box should be without. To see the full list of prizes and to purchase raffle tickets visit the Legendary Women website.

Donations can be made through Pay Pal at fundraising@legendarywomen.org. If you’d rather send a check please comment here and we’ll provide you with an address.

It’s rare that different groups within the Smallville fandom come together to work on one project. Partnering with Sweet has been a very positive experience for us. We’re hopeful that next year we can expand the fundraiser to include other fan groups and celebrate more character/actors from the show.



Due to discussions with Paypal services, we have removed our "donate now" button. Also, we will no longer be offering fic for donations. Please do not donate with fic in mind. 
 
 
29 January 2012 @ 04:24 pm
Hey All!

We here at Legendary Women Inc. do a Saturday link round-up so readers can see the best of what's been written out there for feminists for the week. Once a week we will make a post with the mast list of links here at our livejournal. Thanks so much for checking us out!

Below is the round-up for the week of January 23, 2012

Round-Up Here

Note: For this weeks batch, please be aware one article talks about rape and one talks about eating disorders and may be triggering for some.
 
 
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28 January 2012 @ 05:19 pm


Both Legendary Women Inc and Sweet have a history of raising money for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Over the past two years we have separately raised more than $5,500 to help the Reeve Foundation in its efforts to cure spinal cord injuries and improve the lives of those living with paralysis.

From now until February 12 we’re taking donations and selling raffle tickets in honor of Chloe Sullivan/Allison Mack and Lana Lang/Kristin Kreuk. Prizes include a Smallville season 2 poster of Lana and a DVD of the Legendary Chloe commercial signed by actress Allison Mack. To see the full list of prizes and to purchase raffle tickets visit the Legendary Women website.

Donations can be made through Pay Pal at fundraising@legendarywomen.org. If you’d rather send a check please comment here and we’ll provide you with an address.

It’s rare that different groups within the Smallville fandom come together to work on one project. Partnering with Sweet has been a very positive experience for us. We’re hopeful that next year we can expand the fundraiser to include other fan groups and celebrate more character/actors from the show.