Making our Pink Box Video

 The theme for LGBT History Month this year was music, so we made a music video about things we dislike/don’t agree with/‘break our hearts’ for our Pink Box entry.

We were listening to lots of different music genres (soul, punk, dance and so on) to find a song we all liked and after lots of thinking and listening we chose the song ‘And Darling’ by Tegan and Sara, two women musicians who identify  as lesbian!

 

Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara

 

Have a read of the lyrics yourself and see what you think, or have a listen here

 

 “And Darling”

Creep up and tell me that you

You love me more each time you

Look into my eyes, I feel like

I know you don’t mean to be mean

I’m sure you know the same for me

When you creep up and tell me

Darling

It breaks my heart each time you

Darling

You break my heart each time you

You slip your hands inside my pockets

Tell me nothing else would do

Without me, you can’t live and

You slip your heart into my chest

They both become one of the strongest pairs

When strangers come

And darling

This thing that breaks my heart and

Darling

You break my heart each time you

Darling

This thing that breaks my heart and

Darling

You break my heart each time you 

 

Ignorant people/homophobia

The song ‘And Darling’ is about your heart breaking, so we thought about things that break our hearts and damage our self esteem. As we are all lesbian and bisexual women we wrote down some statements that frustrate us such as ‘you’re too pretty to be gay’ and ‘you just haven’t found the right guy yet’ 

 

Page 3

The Sun’s ‘Page 3’ made it onto our ‘list of stuff we don’t like’ because we feel it objectifies women and we believe it’s very sexist (there isn’t a page 3 for men!) so we decided to express our anger towards it by writing ‘page 3’ lots of times on a big piece of paper and tearing it up!

 

A section of our page 3 art work

A section of our page 3 art work

we included some other examples though they are less serious they still get on our nerves!

You’ll have to wait until the Pink Box launch event to see the whole video- our editing team are hard at work.

 

 

!SPOILER ALERT!

 

…it’s gonna be amazing!

 

In conclusion we enjoyed the fact that we could get creative and relate to each other through the statements, as we all felt we’d experienced them or some similar in our own lives.

🙂

 

Cassie and Natalie

 

The next Young Women’s Saturday Summit is Saturday 17th May, when we’ll be doing some bits and bobs at our allotment!

AGM Minutes

LIK:T’s Annual General Meeting was held on the 29th July 2011 during Summer Camp 2011 at Height Gate Farm, Hebden Bridge.

Present:  Claire H as Chair, Heather D as Secretary, Laura C as Treasurer and members of LIK:T from Manchester, Halton, Crewe, Glasgow and the North East present at Summer Camp ‘11.

In Attendance:  Amelia

 

Agenda –

  1. Chair’s Review
  2. Annual Accounts
  3. Appointment of Officers
  4. A.O.B
  5. D.T.N.M

 

  1. Chair’s Review – We’ve had a wonderful year together, we’ve ran a Summer Camp and a Winter Camp (that became Spring Camp because the weather was so bad.)  The young women have represented us at a conference about Body Image in London. 
    We’ve continued work with our allotment project and have taken part in a really prestigious research project on Community Growing with Manchester University.  We started running weekly sessions and have run weekend trips around the North West.
    I’ve had a really lovely year and I’m really proud of our achievements and I hope you all are as well. – Claire H
  2. Annual Accounts – Laura presented and explained the Annual Accounts, with all members receiving a copy, for the period 1st April 2010-31st March 2010 which were approved by everybody in attendance.
  3. Appointment of Officers – Claire, Heather and Laura all stepped down from their posts in the management committee.  Claire was standing for re-election as Chair for the fifth time, Heather was stepping down permanently, Laura was stepping down as Treasurer and standing for the Secretary position and H was standing as Treasurer.
    Claire said goodbye to Heather and thanked her for all of her hard work while Laura and H gave their reasons for wanting to stand for the positions and explain what they could add to the project.Claire, Laura and H were asked to leave the room while the members of LIK:T voted. 
    All three received more “yes” votes than “no” votes so all three are now in position.
    Claire:  Chair in post.  Laura:  Secretary in post.  H:  Treasurer in post.
  4. Any Other Business – There was no other business presented by the members of LIKT.
    Claire informed us that there had been a casualty on Summer Camp and that we had unfortunately lost a whole Mexican Pie to the cat.
  5. Date and Time of Next Meeting – LIK:T will not be having a monthly meeting for August 2011, but there will instead be a consultation on the 10th August 2011 which all members are invited to attend.
    LIK:T’s next AGM (Annual General Meeting) will take place at Summer Camp 2012.

If you want to recieve minutes from our meetings directly, send an email to likt_info@yahoo.co.uk and we can add you to our mailing list =)  Laura C.

Biking Project

 

The LIK:T biking project is going really well and the young women involved are starting to get really excited, especially as some of them were able to pick up their brand new bikes and equipment this Tuesday at the Young Women’s Session.

Action shot of H on her new bike!

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

Action shot of H on her new bike!

Sophie on her new bike!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sophie and her new bike!

 

If you want to get involved with the biking project, come along to the Sky Ride this Sunday (details coming soon) if you have your own bike, if not, then get in touch with Claire H. at the next Young Women’s Session!

Hello from Summer Camp

Hey, this is a quick hello from Laura C from Summer Camp 2011… Yay!!!

Everybody is having an amazing time and have enjoyed really exciting things such as It’s a Knockout, Mexican Pie, Yoga, Hate Crime Workshops, Coming Out Poetry Workshops and so much more.

Can’t believe it’s the last day tomorrow, but I’m sure we’re all going to have an amazing time for the rest of Camp!

Bye for now, Laura C.

Up and coming LIK:T events!

Here’s just a quick snapshop of up and coming LIK:T events.  For more information about any of these events or to confirm your attendance, contact LIK:T via email (likt_info@yahoo.co.uk) or via LIK:T’s Facebook group or fan page (just search LIK:T)!

August:

  • 10th:  Young Women’s Project Session (Banner Making)
  • 16th – 29th:  Pride Summer School (11:00 – 16:00 each day – free lunch provided) and Parade (28th)
  • 17th:  Young Women’s Project Session (Spirituality)
  • 24th:  Young Women’s Project Session (Rugby Skills)
  • 28th:  Prom (18:30-19:00)
  • 31st:  Young Women’s Project Session (LGBT Heritage Walk)

September:

  • 4th:  Allotment
  • 6th:  Monthly Meeting
  • 7th:  Young Women’s Project Session (Mechanics?)
  • 14th:  Young Women’s Project Session (Ethical Consumerism and University Fresher’s Planning)
  • 21st:  Young Women’s Project Session (Mental Health Music Event Planning?)

October:

  • 9th:  Triathlon

December:

  • 4th – 5th:  Winter Camp!

We hope to see you at as many of these events/activities as possible!  See you then, Laura C. x

Weekly Session Tuesday 6th July

The 3rd weekly Tuesday session was arty this week. After having a bit of a chat and a brew we took a look at some street stencil art and talked about how we could decorate our allotment raised beds with something similar.

 

Everyone then made their own design and cut out the template ready to spray in another session soon (we ran out of time for this one, some of the designs were pretty detailed!!)

Monthly Meeting Thursday 8th July

This Thursday we had our monthly meeting.

 

Heather, Kat & Jen arrived early to cook us up some delicious tagliatelle with tomatoes and rocket from our allotment then rhubarb and gooseberry crumble for pudding – yum.

 

We had a cup of tea and because we’ve got our summer camp coming up talked about what makes a good volunteer; 

 

respect, commitment, punctuality, enthusiasm, being able to do a job without being asked to (using initiative).

 

What your role is on camp; 

 

Getting involved, and helping other people get involved. You need to know when you are a vol’ and when you are not. Running sessions. Cleaning, cooking and maintenance tasks. Encouraging discussion in groups. Teamwork. Helping to run energisers. Welcoming new people, making people feel special and letting them know you are there- but not being over friendly. Making sure people know your role. Challenging negative behaviour and language- constructively and ‘practise what you preach’. Meeting once a day for a catch up.

 

What you wouldn’t do;

 

Wouldn’t swear,  dis-respect or hold grudges. No drugs no alcohol and no taxing fags off young people.

 

As you can see everyone had really good ideas about this and now we know our vols’ will be as amazing as ever on camp.

 

We also reviewed last times notes, checked our year plan & people gave updates on…

 

o Farm trip: was good, 9 people came, had fun- it was so good Heather took her brothers the next week!

 

o Euro Pride Youth Games: did track & field. Had a boat race and then went for a meal and the human rights conference. The boat race- was really good (Laura)

 

o Heather on the radio: Heather played us the Pure FM interview she had last week.

 

o Laura at Voluntary Youth Manchester: presented about Feminist Webs and did we really well

 

o Football: Hailey said we played football, rounders, and had a nice time.

 

o Allotment sessions: went last weekend, picked stuff  garlic, shallots, strawberries and peas

 

o Tuesday sessions x3: music, design a vagina cup cakes and graffiti stencils- really fun but strange for some to explain it afterwards to people!

 

Then Kerry from LCP did a guest slot and told us about the new mental health group plans to raise awareness of women in mental health system. We thought we could maybe do a music and drama project possibly including a concert/ recording. A pod cast which Heather might plan, and a music video where Kat definitely want to be on a trampoline!

 

Date and time of next meeting = 9th August – 5.30 – 8.30pm. See you there!