Monday, November 1, 2010


OMG, Girls To The Front is over! Thanks SOOOOOO much to everyone who organized, volunteered, workshopped, played, and attended!  We were super moved by peoples' excitement and dedication this year, even in the face of mucho last-minute craziness!

Look for us again next year, and in the meantime, please keep checking in with us to find out about upcoming Milwaukee events with rad feminist, queer and girl positive vibes.   If you have a sweet-ass event that you'd like posted, please contact us at:, and we'll show you some love.

In the meantime....the event we're going to chew your ear off about for November is as follows:

(601 E. Wright Street)
THE MISSOULA OBLONGATA presents their new play, Clamlump!

"The Missoula Oblongata is an experimental theatre company dedicated to creating and touring original work. All lights, sound, and sets are all homemade, transportable, and operated by the performers themselves. This allows them to perform in venues which are accessible—financially and geographically—to a larger population than the regional theatre system serves. They meet unlikely audiences in their neighborhoods, their parks, their favorite music venues, and their homes—and transform these spaces into temporary, anarchistic theaters."

Having seen this amazing theater troupe perform several of their plays myself, I can only assure you of the total and absolute magic that can be witnessed therein.  Really, do yourself a favor and GO, GO, GO! see them perform.  Your heart will be filled with gladness, and you will not see anything else like it anywhere.

For more info, go to:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Sara Marcus on WUWM right now!

Check it out at WUWM 89.7 FM or online at WUWM


Good morning fresh peeps!

It is 8 am, and I've already been awake for over an hour thanks to an overzealous 9-month-old who likes to rise with the demon sun.

All the better to finish with the planning for your beautiful weekend!

Help us kick this shit off tonight at 6:30pm at the Cream City Collectives, where we are simply dizzy with pride to present SARAH MARCUS, acclaimed author of GIRLS TO THE FRONT: THE TRUE STORY OF THE RIOT GIRL REVOLUTION.  Sarah will be reading from the book, which is hot off the goddamned presses from Harper Perennial, followed by a discussion, and a little RIOT GRRRL KARAOKE!

After the CCC, join us at the YNOT III for some amazing BANDS!  SOOK, THE OVENS, & THE CATHY SANTONIES, followed by a white-hot feminista dance party with TELEVORE.

Curious about the nuts and bolts?  A complete, 100% updated schedule and a map if the venues is now available right here on this website.  See the menu above.

See you there?



your GTTF blogmistress- Lauryl Sulfate

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lots of Press!

Hey, awesomes!
Just wanted to take a second to let everyone know that Girls to the Front is getting some amazing love from the community this week in the form of interviews!  Check us out in the Shepherd Express this week, on in the near future, AAAAND (omigod, I'm so stoked about this) TOMORROW AT 2PM ON WMSE (91.7FM) to hear Lauryl and Evelyn getting interviewed LIVE ON THE RADIO about Girls to the Front! 
I really hope I don't fuck up and swear a lot.
Peace out til tomorrow, homies- Lauryl

Monday, October 18, 2010


Felicitations friends!

Today is Monday, which means we are DOWN TO THE WIRE!!!, planning-wise, and incredibly awesomely, we still have folks asking if we have room for more rad events.  Hopefully, we will squeeze in just as much  amazing riot energy as we can!!

We still have plenty of room for volunteers, so if you're into it, now is the time to sign your ass UP!

For all those that are participating or would like to participate, we are having one GREAT BIG FINAL PLEASE-COME-IF-YOU-CAN-MAKE-IT MEETING!!!  The meeting will be on THURSDAY, at 6:30pm at THE PINK HOUSE STUDIO (on the corner of Booth and Wright Streets in Riverwest).  This is the last big meeting THE DAY BEFORE everything goes down, so we really want to get all of your fierce, lovely faces all in one place one time before the starter gun goes off so that we can all be fierce and lovely together in the most together-est way we can muster. 

Now is the time to show MKE (and, dare I say it, THE WORLD?!) what a bunch of dedicated positive thinking go-getters like us can accomplish with no time, no budget and a whole lot of heart.

So, what's up Milwaukee?  Let DO this shit.

See you there!

Yours in solidarity- Lauryl

(*All caps.  Just my little way of saying "HELL YES!")

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Ask A Feminist Conversation Booth: What the eff is it, and how the eff do I get in on it?

The feminist is IN!  Remember Lucy in the Peanuts?  Same basic concept, only we're a lot nicer than Lucy was, and we don't charge a quarter.

We will be setting up the Ask A Feminist booth outside various event locations (and maybe even some other locations...more on that later) as a way of inviting people from the larger Milwaukee community to meet Real, Live Feminists of all kinds.  Our goal in this is to engage in real and positive conversations with many different people, both those that are already engaged in feminist dialogue, and those that may be unfamiliar to progressive ideas about gender. 

We're doing this because we believe that a lot of confusion and antipathy towards feminists and feminism is caused by a lack of knowledge about what feminism is and the myriad meanings it can have to those of us who identify as feminists.  Our goal is not to attack or to argue, but to create friendly, respectful discussions.

If you're interested in settin' in the booth for an hour or two, please sign up on our volunteer form, and indicate that you'd like to work at the Ask a Feminist booth.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Yup, babies.  You read that right.  We are having two meetings this week!  Not that we expect everyone to  show up at two meetings in one week; we're just so close to the finish line, we thought we'd give people twice as many chances to make one or the other.  So, pick your poison:


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12th 6:30pm
@ 2817 N. FRATNEY #2...this is a lower back apt. unit.  Yes, we are having it at one of our houses.  Yes, there will be snacks!  And yes, there will be cat and dog hair on stuff, so let us know if you're crazy allergic.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14th 6:30pm   ...This one will be at either the above location or at Fuel Cafe.  I will post it correctly as soon as I know.  (In the meantime, though, you can write it into your calendar app on your iPhone if you're fancy like that, or on the back of your hand with a Sharpie, if you're sloppy like that.  I tend towards sloppy myself.)

That is all, lovelies.

posted by Lauryl