Friday, January 27, 2012

Galactic Suburbia Award

This morning I woke up to a lovely surprise: I've been awarded the first Galactic Suburbia Award for activism and/or communication that advances the feminist conversation in the field of speculative fiction. This is in recognition of Taking the Russ Pledge and related posts.

The award was announced in the podcast. I haven't listened to it yet (I'm still sipping my first cup of tea of the day, and blinking). But here's the basic info:

The Galactic Suburbia Award
for activism and/or communication that advances the feminist conversation in the field of speculative fiction in 2011

Honours List

Winner

  • Nicola Griffith - for the Russ Pledge, and associated blogging

This is a great list of names doing great work to keep the issues of equality front and centre in the ongoing conversation. I am honoured (and delighted) to be part of it and think perhaps we should find a way to share custody of the prize: a Deepings Doll, a hand-painted figurine of a suffragette with a Galactic Suburbia placard.

The fabulous women who run Galactic Suburbia, Alisa, Alex, and Tansy, are asking for ideas about the Galactic Suburbia Honours list for 2012. Send deserving names to galacticsuburbia@gmail.com or tweet @galacticsuburbs. Personally, I think they deserve an award, too.

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5 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Someone may deserve it more, but I just can't think of anyone. This is a lifelong fight, so I hope we(you) get lots of time to be productive.

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  2. Congratulations! Well done.

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  3. barbara, anon, thank you. I'm happy to be one of the baton carriers in the relay race. I'm so glad there are so many supporters. So grateful for the existence of organisations and groups and communities like this one, and like Galactic Suburbia.

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  4. Congratulations on some well deserved recognition! I am so glad that you and others on their list and off keep putting light on these issues. We need awards like this to help keep it all going.

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  5. jennifer, thank you. And, yes. We needs these groups, we need these awards.

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