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

 

PODCAST

Interviews with artists, activists and entrepreneurs that are changing their world

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QUILL FACEBOOK GROUP

A community of other feminist and marginalized folks that believe in art as activism, activism as art, radical entrepreneurship, and that it’s time for all of our voices to sing powerfully into this world.

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READING

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

 

  • 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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