Shout, Sister, shout!

Herstorical and queerstorical publication summarising the "Shout, Sister, Shout!" project and exhibition catalogue. Available in print as well as digitally.

The summary of the project is a publication in which we continue the herstorical threads linking the history of the 20th century to the present day. The stories of our heroines: Kathe Cöhn, Friederike Marianne Guttman, Lila Dzierzgowska, Margareta, Greta, Maria Potrzeba, Claude Cahoon and Marcel Moore give an insight into the traumatic fate of women under National Socialism. Each of them is equally important to us, regardless of the length of the biography. They were discriminated against and persecuted because of their Jewish origin, unemployment, sex work, hereditary illness, political involvement, sexual orientation or subversive activities. They were stripped of their dignity and humanity, and some were also denied the right to life. Not all of them were able to tell their own stories, which is why it is so important for us to give them a voice in the pages of this book.

An additional protagonist of the publication is Diane Torr, whose biography accompanies the birth of the LGBTQ+ movement and the third wave of feminism in the United States, as well as the gender and women's empowerment revolutions. The queer artist appears here not coincidentally. In the exhibition Shout, Sister, Shout! she was present indirectly, through a reminiscence from her workshop in which Lidija Mirković participated. This is a positive example of how empowering herstories can intermingle and actualise in the field of visual arts.

Emphasising the educational aspect of the project, we conclude the publication with scenarios for anti-discrimination workshops, easy to carry out by anyone who sees the need to hold them. We encourage you to use them, both individually and in groups - in schools, organisations or local communities. Let the sisterhood shout carry on.
(excerpt from the introduction)

Download English version here (EPUB).

The project "Shout, Sister, shout!" was supported by the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future (Stiftung Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft) within the framework of the "Local History" programme.

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