Nine was named in recognition of Title IX , a section of the Education Amendments of 1972 which stated:
"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
The changes that came from these 37 words opened doors for women to excel in academics, athletics, and beyond, as well as helped to define a federally funded institution's responsibility to end sexual harassment and violence.
Nine (vol. 1 issue1) is a collection of women writers and visual artists responding in various ways to the concept of Silence. The work of these talented women was collected and published in a zine that will be distributed to American high school age youth with the goal of exposing them to contemporary female artists from around the world.
Any youth, regardless of gender, between the ages of 14-18 are invited to submit their own work in response to the theme of Silence. A zine of student work will be published and paired with Nine later this year. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how to submit your work.
You can follow the progress of the project on our Instagram page.