(Announcement) Mago Wickedary of Goddess Feminist Activism, 4 Year Projects

Dear RTM Contributors and Readers,

Upon our 5th anniversary on August 15, 2015, Mago Books is pleased to announce a practice of Maternal/Gynocentric Gift Economy in the form of Mago Wickedary of Goddess Feminist Activism.

What is Gift Economy? According to Genevieve Vaughan, “We are born into a Gift Economy practiced by those who mother us, enabling us to survive. The economy of exchange, quid pro quo, separates us from each other and makes us adversarial, while gift giving and receiving creates mutuality and trust.”

The project of Mago Wickedary of Goddess feminist activism aims at channeling a Sisterly dynamic in which one’s self-motivated giving/sharing for the cause of ALL and the Other empowers both the receiver and the giver. Simply put, we aspire to host the metamorphic nature of the Gift Economy; our giving/sharing of gifts/talents/resources transforms us all. Outcome of such dynamic is Sisterly trust and bond that animate all in WE. In this mechanism, we experience the divine providence of our giving and receiving, which guides us into an ever-deepening commitment.

The term, Wickedary, is borrowed from Mary Daly’s Websters’ First New Intergalactic Wickedary of the English Language in Cahoots with Jane Caputi. As the title suggests, Mago Wickedary is propelled by the vision of Helen Hye-Sook Hwang, advocate of Magoism who was immensely influenced by Mary Daly.

Mago Wickedary of Goddess Feminist Activism is perceived as the third type of the collective writing project that the Mago Work has undertaken after She Rises series and Celebrating the Goddess series.

About: Production and Circulation of Mago Wickedary of Goddess Feminist Activism, three books


A. Contributors Book (writers, researchers, advocates, poets, artists, musicians, and others)

B. Feminist/Gynocentric Vocabulary Book (TBA)

C. Art, Poetry and Prose Book (TBA)

Period: Contributors Book 2017-2019 (2 years), Feminist/Gynocentric Vocabulary Book 2018-2020 (2 years), Art and Poetry Book 2019-2021 (2 years)

Publishing Media: Ebook, print book, and Gynapedia (Free Online Feminist/Gynocentric Encyclopedia)

Primary Deadline: October 31, 2017 and ongoing

The Contributors Book Project: This book will build on the bio data of Mago Work collective writing projects’ contributors including She Rises Volume 1 and She Rises Volume 2, Celebrating Seasons of the Goddess Volume 1, Return to Mago E-Magazine, Mago Pool Circle and Gynapedia but does not exclude other Goddess feminist activist writers, artists, poets, researchers, advocates, musicians, educators, and others.

How to submit your proposal to the Contributors Book:

Write the summary of your biography (no more than 100 words strictly) AND answer the proposal form below (all together 1000 words). Attach your self-photo image and/or a couple of other images in your email.

Please use the following proposal form (you may answer them selectively).

1. Your name, country/state/city of residence, contact, and/or organization info

2. Your area of specialty (research, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose, art, photography, advocacy, social movement)

3. List of your accomplishments (briefly describe them in the spirit of Gift Economy, if appropriate)

4. What makes you become a Goddessian, feminist, and/or activist?

5. How did you come to arrive at where/what you are as a Goddessian, feminist, and/or activist?

6. As a Goddessian, feminist, and/or activist, what do you aspire for yourself, the young, and/or the world?

7. Something that you want to give/share with the Goddess feminist activism community and/or the world.

Proposed entry word count: up to 1000 words

Font: Times New Roman (12 font size, 1 spaced)

Style: Chicago Style, footnotes (if applicable)

Illustrations: As attachment of jpg files (must be 300 dpi)

Submission: Email submission only, to Dr. Helen Hye-Sook Hwang magopoolcircle@gmail.com (State “Mago Wickedary Proposal” in the subject line of your email.)

Your proposals will be used to create your page in Gynapedia, Free Online Feminist/Gynocentric Encyclopedia prior to the publication of the Contributors Book.

Mago Books is seeking volunteer coeditors for these books. Please contact Dr. Hwang, if you are interested.

In gratitude of RTM Editorial Volunteers!

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