As Artistic Director of LMG Productions and the Wonder Women series, I am pleased as sangria punch with big chunks of saturated fruit in it to announce the first-ever week-long Wonder Women Festival happening during International Women’s Week March 4-8, 2013!
As always, the aim of Wonder Women is to help spread empowerment through workshops and performance in order to share talent, ideas and encouragement through art– music, dance, comedy, spoken word, visual art, etc, etc, and art as yet to be invented.
For Wonder Women blurb and photos from the most recent event, Wonder Women V, visit my page dedicated to it: katleonard.com/wonderwomen
If you know of any wonder women, or are one yourself, interested in being involved with the Wonder Women series, please contact us at ImWorthItInfo@yahoo.ca. We ask that submissions to be considered for the March 2013 Wonder Women VI event be received no later than September 30,2012.
I’m really, really, really looking forward to WWVI so much that I may get a tattoo to commemorate it! Or finish another bag of Doritos.
And just because this post is so woman-centric, I leave you with a nice chunk of man to muse over.
This week I realized how much I apologize to myself for not “finishing”, for not being where I “ought to be”, for continuously being a WIP (Work In Progress). YouTube was the subject of this week’s 9 Weeks… and this week I was on the verge of despair with thoughts that I had so much work to do on my YouTube channel (inputting and tagging and shooting and editing and uploading and analyzing and strategizing and setting and matching and aligning) that my channel would simply never be finished.
Then I realized that NOTHING is ever truly FINISHED. Not really.
One can never truly FINISH the laundry. ‘Cause even as you’re putting away that folded T-shirt, I bet you’re wearing a pair of underwear. That’s dirty underwear now, and that means laundry. So the laundry isn’t finished. It’s only just begun! It’s a work in progress.
One can never truly FINISH their YouTube channel. You will always be adding new videos, changing themes, adjusting colours. Right now I’m on a 9-week music administration mission during which my music and video production has been put on hiatus. It doesn’t mean that I don’t have sounds dancing with images in my head. My notes of inspiration still accumulate in my Sponge Bob Square Pants lunchbox! My creation is a work in progress.
One can never truly FINISH themselves! When will I be done? Will there be a day when someone says to me, “Wow, Kat, you’re, like… really… so… done. You’re finished. How did you accomplish it so completely?” And if this happens, this extraordinary finishing: Then what? What’s actually so GREAT about being finished? When a bag of Doritos is finished, it totally sucks! There’s no longer something to look forward to, no potential, no hope.
I don’t wanna be without hope! I wanna maintain my hopeful, unrefined, unfinished edge! I wanna remain a work in progress! Yeah, man! I shall remain a work in progress! And I won’t lament it! I shall be a WIP in peace! Yes I will. In fact, screw it. I’m not finishing—