What is Quill?

  • Connector.

    Power

    This is a space for us to support each other in self-actualization (finding *my* voice).

  • Connector.

    Solidarity

    This is a space for us to form a community of solidarity, to claim space in society that rejects the existence and value of our identities (finding *our* voice).

  • Connector.

    Resource Re-appropriation

    By doing this, we hope to re-appropriate material conditions that have been withheld from us as women, queer folks, trans* folks, oppressed folks of all kinds.

  • Connector.

    Community

    We are here, together, for voice, freedom and justice.

I’m Rebecca
Woodmass,

Founder
of Quill
Creative.

I’m a
classical singer,
web developer
and designer,
writer,
activist,
and
intersectional
feminist.

VOICE

 

Cultural production and self-expression can and should be used to build new alternatives to the current dominant ideologies of patriarchy, capitalism, and white supremacy.

 

FREEDOM

 

We as marginalized people can re-appropriate resources – namely money and power –  withheld from us by the dominant societal ideologies, to gain autonomy from oppressive people and systems. 

 

JUSTICE

 

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” -Lilla Watson

 

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Articles that struggle with and celebrate the issues that face marginalized folks, artists, activists, and entrepreneurs.

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WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

Web design and development for your project on a sliding scale, as well as help with your business strategy and organization. I'll find solutions to problems you didn't even know were there.

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Daily Statements

 

  • As much as it is an essential task to support others financially, emotionally, and as a co-conspirator in community and revolution, I also can seek support, inspiration, and joy within this community and this revolution. I allow myself to be uplifted by our victories. I allow myself to sing love songs and learn and write new ones. I allow my eyebrows to separate, my jaw to soften, and my fingers to curl open at every chance I get. I allow myself to trust that the new house we are fighting and struggling to build together can hold me in the moments that I need to be soft, be held, be nourished. "If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution." -Emma Goldman
  • You are gold. Do not
set yourself on fire to keep
other people warm. -Sade Andria Zabala. Thanks for posting this, @guerrillafeminism ! @sadeandriazabala
  • Vulnerability in my personal relationships is really hard for me. I'd rather stay isolated than reveal that I'm not actually perfect. I'm not actually superwoman. But ya know what? Fuck it. Every superhero has her explicit weakness, and isn't that the thing that makes the victory that much sweeter in the end?
  • Yes! Thanks, @vaginawitchcraft #kaylawrites !
  • Last night, I called 911 because someone I love was sending me texts about their suicide plans. I am so grateful that they are alive this morning, and that I am alive, and for all the people in my life that continue to fight the stigma of mental illness. The system would prefer to erase so many of us, especially queer and trans people of colour. The system wants to erase everyone that doesn't fit, that doesn't perfectly uphold it. For some of us, staying alive one day at a time is radical. It's one way of fighting. For some of us, some days, just continuing to exist is a massive task, a gift to our communities, and a big f you to the systems that oppress us. Sending love to all those people that will continue to live, exist, and feel their hearts beat for one more day.
  • #feministfriday “When cis people ask what trans people need to feel safer and better, get this: I don’t want your validation. I don’t want to be 'included' in your already-existing faulty systems that murders trans people and hurts cisgender people. I want you to deconstruct the current model of gender in our society and change it.” -Landyn Pan via POC Online Classroom Are you interested in engaging on a deeper level with other intersectional feminist artists, activists and entrepreneurs? Join our Facebook group, Quill Creative Community. #quillcommunity
  • I met Jen in our first yoga teacher training, and our friendship has especially blossomed in the last year and a half. She teaches me to reconnect to my body through movement, to the earth through groundedness, and to myself through truly courageous and vulnerable actions.⠀ ⠀ Today I'm so proud to launch jenniferkruidbos.com - proud of our work together, proud of her for the courage it takes to expose oneself to the world in all the beautiful ways she does, proud of both of us for trusting the other to bring this project to fruition.
  • .
  • The gender binary is a harmful construct, even and especially when applied to energy (ie, "feminine" and "masculine" energy).
  • Taking care of myself and prioritizing my own growth sometimes makes me feel like a bad, selfish person. Reposting this artwork by @frances_cannon because it makes me uncomfortable in all the right ways. 🖤
  • I am certainly complicit in the gentrification of my neighborhood, but the gentrification itself is so upsetting to me. How to resist?
  • The intimacy of website-making
  • Who are the missing and murdered Indigenous women? They are individuals, all of whom had something unique they were appreciated for in their communities, all of whom had family, friends, love, struggle, and intelligence. The disappearance of each one of them is a tragedy. They should not be "lumped" together as a group in our minds - it's too hard to think of their names when we are constantly thinking of them as a number.
  • I believe that looking for the best questions is superior to looking for the best answers.
  • I believe in the long game, in progress, not perfection. And, I'm very impatient for the long game to go faster.
  • I believe that white people can be in a moment of transformation if we choose to participate in it, and that it will be a combination of more careful listening than ever before and a refusal to let guilt and shame block our ability to listen and act in solidarity with people of colour.
  • I believe there is something inseparable about the concepts of family, friendship, and community. Something to do with care and investment, and how we understand individual and collective privilege, accountability, and responsibility.
  • "u don't have to be a woman to be a feminist because u don't have to be a woman to experience sexism & (trans)misogyny! femininity does not belong to womanhood. sending all of my love & rage to all of the nonbinary and gender non-conforming folks out there who continue to be misgendered in the name of "women's rights." the struggle is not just FOR women the struggle is also AGAINST the gender binary! cis feminism/trans exclusionary feminism isn't feminism, it's just patriarchy lol." @alokvmenon
  • It is through connection with each other that we heal.⠀ It is through connection with each other that we change, transform.⠀ It is through connection with each other that we learn things.⠀ It is through connection with each other that we experience life deeply.
  • By @isabel_Abbott
  • I'm learning that love in action is to take care of the one I love.
  • I used to classify myself as "liberal" because I was an optimist, and now I identify as "radical" because I'm an optimist. For me, that shift happened when I expanded my imagination beyond the existing societal framework and realized it'll be SO MUCH BETTER for everyone I care about if we make completely new systems.
  • I don't care about positioning myself above anyone else. I only care about gaining and becoming co-conspirators.
  • There is room for everyone in the resistance, but the resistance will not be nice to anyone. That's why we need to deal with our fragility, internalized oppressions, and prejudice before we can work effectively as a team.

 

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