Q: How do I submit my story?
Yay!! We are so excited you are thinking about submitting to she is FIERCE!
You may be wondering a few things - so check out the frequently asked questions below, and if that doesn't answer your inquiries, contact us or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can send in your story via our submit page, or email us at email@example.com. Feel free to send us a written story, video of your story, audio clip, or detailed concept for your story (if it involves movement or visual storytelling, or does not have text).
Q: Who can submit?
she is FIERCE celebrates female and genderqueer identified individuals, the stories they have, and the art they create. If you are female, femme, nonbinary, genderfluid, or genderqueer, we want to hear your story! Knowing that language around the gender spectrum will continue to grow and evolve (yay!), we use the word genderqueer to recognize and encapsulate the vast beauty of identities outside the gender binary and cisnormativity.
Don't fit our criteria but still want to support us? Buy a ticket! Tell your friends about us! If you are a cis-gender man, we would love for you to be a part of our community. We hope to see you at one of our events or connect with you on social media!
Here is some more info on the gender spectrum:
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Q: How long should my story be?
Your story should be 8 minutes or less when performed.
Q: What kind of accommodations do you provide?
We now only work with spaces that are ADA accessible. We also provide ASL interpreters and we will always work with you to find an interpreter that you feel comfortable with. For other accommodations, please feel free to reach out to us at either our contact page or direct email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we don't currently provide an accommodation, let us know! We want to work with you to meet your needs.
Q: I want my story to be told, but I'm not sure I'll be safe if I do so.
We understand that not everyone is able to tell their story safely. If you desire, we can work with you to get your story told and protect your anonymity.
Q: What if I've never performed onstage before?!
No problem! We provide as much coaching, editing, and moral support as our storytellers ask for.
Q: Does is have to be a linear story?
Nope! You can submit poetry, movement pieces, songs, etc. We just ask that it be true to your experience.
Q: Are there content restrictions?
Our only restrictions are that your story should not contain marginalizing, intolerant, or discriminatory content.
Q: Can I submit fiction?
Feel free to be creative, but it should be based on and true to your own personal experience.
Q: If I don't live in Seattle, can I still submit?
Yup! We are open to working with you to find an artist (or maybe you already have one in mind!) who can help tell your story if you are not in town. However, if we have many submissions we will prioritize storytellers in the area.
Q: Can I improvise my story?
Because we have ASL interpreters for our performances, we will require a script at least a week before the event. You may certainly riff off of your text or improvise slightly, but our interpreters do need text in order to prepare for the event.
Q: How do collaborations work?
Once stories are selected, we will send out an email welcoming you to the project. That email will ask if you are interested in an artistic collaboration and what type of artist (visual, music, dance, etc) you'd like to work with. We might ask you if you want to work with someone who shares a piece of your identity - for example, if you are Non Binary and wish to work with a Non Binary artist, we can arrange that.
Once you are matched with your artist, the collaboration is truly whatever works best for you and the artist. Some storytellers and artists have only a coffee date before performance, and some have many rehearsals. It often depends on the medium of art. Visual artists may only need to meet with you once, whereas a dancer may need to meet with you several times. You and the artist will be responsible for arranging your own meetings or rehearsals.
Q: What kind of tech can you provide?
We can provide one internal light cue, one sound cue, a chair if needed, and projections if needed. If there are any set and props you need but cannot provide yourself, we can work with you to find those items.