Dreams for Women Calendar 2010

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For 2010, Antigone Magazine has released a special calendar with a certain Olympic flare.

Antigone Magazine's

“Twelve world-class female athletes from Canada and the U.S. have joined in creating the 2010 Dreams for Women Calendar, an inspiring calendar promoting women’s equality. These athletes, many of whom will be competing in the 2010 Olympic Games, have contributed their own “dreams for women” with personally designed art and words addressing issues as diverse as violence against women, the sexualization of female athletes, and the exclusion of women ski jumpers from Olympic competition.”

Contributions include:

  • Canadian Ski Jumper Katie Willis with her Canadian Ski Jump team-mates, “We dream all women will soar.”
  • Vice President of the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Winter Olympics and Olympic medalist speed skater Cathy Priestner-Allinger, “I dream of a world where women are front page, not centerfolds.”
  • Virginia Johnson, director of the First Nations Snowboard Team, “I dream of a world where women discover their strength to overcome any obstacle.”
  • Angela Ruggiero, US Olympic medalist & hockey player, “I dream of a day when all women will know that there are no boundaries, only dreams to be reached.”
  • US Figure Skater Ashley Wagner declares “I dream of a world where the only bruises women receive occur during friendly competition.”
  • US Luge Team athlete Julia Clukey, “I dream of a world where girls don’t calculate what the mirror can show but rather create and build a body of strength, power and work.”
  • A full list of contributors is available on the website
  • The calendar contains postcards by each of the contributors along with their photos and words, presented in a personal, handwritten manner. Each month is also highlighted with important dates in women’s history.

    Antigone Magazine's

    The calendars are $20 and available to order online or by emailing antigonemagazine [at] hotmail.com. There are also a few stores in Vancouver and Toronto that carry the calendar including Bookmark at the Vancouver Public Library.

    The Antigone Foundation is an organization that seeks to encourage young women aged 10-35 to become politically and civically engaged. The Foundation also seeks to found a magazine written by and for young women aged 10-15, as well as, an outreach program to educate and inspire young girls to become active and involved in politics and issues that affect them. You can follow them on Twitter @AntigoneBlog.

    Related: Hope in Shadows Calendar for 2010

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