It used to be, “I am woman. Hear me roar.” Now it’s more like, “I am woman. Life is complicated.”
With the feminist movement being redefined with each voice, the female experience is no longer easily summed up with a musical lyric or poem. It’s much more complex than that.
Broward College South Campus Office of Cultural Affairs (B.SOCA) Director of Cultural Affairs and Student Engagement Lamar Lovelace is bringing his signature Manhattan flair to South Florida with a series of live performances from female artists who have a lot to say.
Broward College South Campus’ Overheard 2014 kicked off with the Jan. 17 show of Vanessa Hidary, The Hebrew Mamita, and continues with acclaimed jazz singer René Marie channeling an elderly black woman and her views on life with Slut Energy Theory, Feb. 12.
Aizzah Fatima tackles sex, religion and politics from the vantage points of six Pakistani-American Muslim women in Dirty Paki Lingerie, and Staceyann Chin closes the series out on April 25 with her thoughts on life, love and the pursuit of equality.
We at Durée & Company (a group of uber-talented people sans men) can appreciate anyone who tries to explain, clarify, synthesize or simply untangle the female experience. We’re intricate beings. Each story adds to our collective understanding of what it means to be a woman in 2014. We are part of our communities, families, governments, social fabrics and global futures in a way probably never seen before. B.SOCA is documenting this amazing time when we can talk about what all of this means to us – and you.
If you’re ready for an entertaining journey into another realm, talk to a woman who’s been somewhere. Better yet, come hear three of them.
“I am woman. Sit down and listen.”
All performances are at 8 p.m. at the Broward College South Campus Performing and Cultural Arts Theatre, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33024. $10 general admission; free for students with I.D. Visit www.bsoca.org for more information.