Carol Gilligan

Jennifer Pozner

Samhita Mukhopadhyay

Jamia Wilson

Audacia Ray

Melissa Tapper Goldman and more!


Women, Sex & Storytelling


How to Not Shut Up!

A provocative conversation about the intersection between

water cooler gossip, sexual politics, and activism.

When it comes to sex, women are often seen but rarely heard.  So when women tell stories about their sex lives, it’s more than just talkit’s activism. Learn about captivating projects on the cutting edge of storytelling at this one night think tank plus cocktail party. Presented by Women, Action & the Media NYC and filmmaker Melissa Tapper Goldman.


Hosted by Women’s eNews, 6 Barclay Street, Sixth floor
Sponsored by WAM!NYC (Women, Action, & the Media) and Women’s eNews
Additional support from Intercourse Brewing Company, La Maison du Chocolate and Sistas the Musical

Wednesday, October 17th, 7:00 PM
Tickets: stories.brownpapertickets.com
General admission is sold out. Please register for waiting list entry at the brown paper tickets above. Contact outreach@subjectified.com for more information.

Get inspired by creative media makers approaching storytelling across disciplines, from technology to writing to organizing, through an interactive panel discussion and chance to share your stories and strategies. Women’s issues are making headlines in these last few weeks before the electionlet’s figure out how to use this time to amplify women’s stories.


How can journalists frame personal narratives to create momentum behind women-friendly policy? 

How can performers and filmmakers working with marginalized stories connect with a broader audience? 

How can internet moderators create safe spaces for supportive communities?


Melissa Tapper Goldman will share a clip from her documentary, Subjectified: Nine Young Women Talk about Sex, which serves real stories in a raw, honest, open formatletting women, for once, do the talking. Along with a team of sex educators, Goldman developed house party kits to bring home-grown storytelling activism straight to young women and their allies. Sneak peak: be among the first to see the kits in action.


About the moderator:

Carol Gilligan is the author of In a Different Voice and most recently, Joining the Resistance. A playwright and novelist as well as a psychologist, she is currently a University Professor at NYU.


About the guests:

Jamia A. Wilson is a feminist media activist based in New York City. More information to come!

Samhita Mukhopadhyay is a writer, speaker and technologist residing in Brooklyn, NY. She is the Executive Editor of the popular website Feministing.com and is the author of Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life.

Jennifer L. Pozner is a journalist, media critic, and the founding director of Women in Media & News. Her book, Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, was called “required reading for every American girl and woman” by MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry. Her media analysis has been published in outlets from Newsweek to Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, and she has appeared as a commentator on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, HLN, and Free Speech TV. She was an adviser and featured commentator in the OWN documentary, “Miss Representation,” and has spoken at more than 150 colleges and conferences throughout the U.S., Canada and Turkey.

Audacia Ray is an activist, writer, and media maker, and the the founder and director of the Red Umbrella Project where she works to amplify the voices of people involved in the sex industry.

Melissa Tapper Goldman is a Brooklyn based media maker and the force behind the documentary Subjectified: Nine Young Women Talk about Sex.



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