That Takes Ovaries

That Takes Ovaries flyer. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library All items in the collection were photographed with no order imposed, and then digitally sorted into rough series and subseries using desktop folders. Once sorted, series or sets were uploaded as a new collection page within the Experimental Archives page in Flickr and tagged with relevant metadata and subject headings using a self-designed controlled vocabulary. Physical sorting was replaced with digital imaging and folder reorganization, while metadata and container lists were replaced with Flickr sets and tags. The collection was arranged into series by format, such as event materials, press clippings, correspondence, etc., with subseries appearing as nested folders.

Finally, manuscripts and transcripts of participant’s “brazen act” stories are included, some from adults and others from teens and young girls taking part in readings or after-school programs. Rivka Solomon is the founder, editor, and Executive Director of That Takes Ovaries. A Massachusetts native, Solomon was an activist from an early age and found herself drawn to women’s issues and empowerment.

Solomon partially credits her struggles with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as an impetus to begin the That Takes Ovaries movement. Collecting stories and sharing in other women’s trials and successes helped her to cope with often being physically limited by her illness. Since the publication of the That Takes Ovaries book in 2002, Solomon has remained a present leader, organizing or appearing at open-mikes in several countries, writing about the movement in the press, and representing TTO at conferences. In addition, Solomon co-wrote the “That Takes Ovaries” play and directed two local theater productions of it in the Boston area.

Sets can be browsed individually, and all images are available at multiple resolutions. In all, we found Flickr to be an extremely useful tool in facilitating quick, simple access to digital collections. Working with a site that is so widely used, and whose structure is becoming ubiquitous for digital presentation of images, also allowed us to capitalize on user familiarity. While many less-seasoned researchers have difficulty navigating traditional archival descriptive aids, Flickr’s interface is relatively familiar to the average internet user.

If you are a female, I encourage you to get a I really enjoyed these stories from women who have ovaries! There were stories from young girls to older women, all who tell their story in their own unique way. Some are mild, but you know as you read the story, it took courage for each woman to do what they needed to do. TTO is a celebration of diverse women and girls’ strength and courage. We do this through our best-selling book, multicultural play and highly-participatory events that promote women's empowerment and that have generated over 500 media articles/interviews.

Bold Females and Their Brazen Acts (2002), and co-wrote, with Bobbi Ausubel, a play with the same name. As executive direcotr of That Takes Ovaries, a nonprofit organization, Solomon leads TTO workshops and coordinates a global initiative of community-oriented TTO open mikes, plays, and fundraisers.

In an open mic format, attendees will have an opportunity to share their own stories about brave women in their lives. including and all extensions and renewals thereof, in and to additional material in the collection, apart from the book, play, and name "That Takes Ovaries," to the Library. in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of and the director of the Schlesinger Library before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. I was inspired by each of these stories, stories that are told by "bold females" about "their brazen acts".

Since 2002, there have been over 500 TTO events worldwide, many of which include a fundraising component in support of women's and human rights. This collection has been processed as part of the Schlesinger Library’s Experimental Archives Project.

Given that the collection was relatively small but contained a wide variety of materials and subjects, it seemed like an ideal candidate for experimentation. Our goal was to take the unprocessed collection and completely digitize it without stopping to impose any organizational system or collect any metadata. "Part of our Diversity Series, the program was amazing and the response from the audience was nothing short of a movement to embrace, affirm, share and discover our connectedness through stories of courage, wit and determination." – Diversity Director, Univ. of Nebraska Medical Ctr. "Diversity Initiatives was named Educational Program of the Month because of That Takes Ovaries. We look forward to future collaborations in hopes of providing students with events that challenge them to seek opportunities of cultural immersion. Your event helped us achieve that." – Diversity Initiatives, Newport Univ.

Tags can be searched using a typed query, or by clicking on one of the tags on an image in the collection. That Takes Ovaries play flyer. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library Delivery, which is currently via the use of Flickr, involved simply uploading the content we had already photographed and edited, and using Flickr’s batch editing tools to sort content into sets and tag images with relevant metadata.

And I think brazen acts pretty well sums up each and every story told. Now that takes ovaries! Read moreRead less click to open popover Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

That Takes Ovaries is a book, a play, an open mike movement and an organizing tool for the empowerment of women and girls around the world. Rivka Solomon edited That Takes Ovaries!

That Takes Ovaries open mic night flyer, 2006. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library This collection was processed by one of the Experimental Archives Team's project assistants, Jaimie Fritz, by using a direct-to-digital approach. We wanted to recreate the experience of traditional arrangement and description with digital alternatives (tagging) to allow for richer, more multifaceted searching and browsing. As we prepared to digitize this collection, we knew that we wanted to take a very hands-off approach with the initial processing steps.

The 2 linear foot collection consists largely of materials created for Rivka Solomon's That Takes Ovaries (TTO) open-mic events, including flyers, posters, programs, and evaluations/reports. Also included are PR packets, news clippings, TTO memorabilia, a draft of Solomon’s book proposal, correspondence, notes, and participant release forms.

Sets can be browsed individually, and all images are available at multiple resolutions. In all, we found Flickr to be an extremely useful tool in facilitating quick, simple access to digital collections. Working with a site that is so widely used, and whose structure is becoming ubiquitous for digital presentation of images, also allowed us to capitalize on user familiarity. While many less-seasoned researchers have difficulty navigating traditional archival descriptive aids, Flickr’s interface is relatively familiar to the average internet user.

Finally, manuscripts and transcripts of participant’s “brazen act” stories are included, some from adults and others from teens and young girls taking part in readings or after-school programs. Rivka Solomon is the founder, editor, and Executive Director of That Takes Ovaries. A Massachusetts native, Solomon was an activist from an early age and found herself drawn to women’s issues and empowerment.

Bold Females and Their Brazen Acts (2002), and co-wrote, with Bobbi Ausubel, a play with the same name. As executive direcotr of That Takes Ovaries, a nonprofit organization, Solomon leads TTO workshops and coordinates a global initiative of community-oriented TTO open mikes, plays, and fundraisers.

Records of That Takes Ovaries, 2002-2010; item description, dates. MC 746. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Screen capture of Flickr geo-tagging, December 2013. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library We were also able to utilize Flickr’s mapping feature, which presents tagged items from the collection on a searchable map, showing users the global impact of That Takes Ovaries.

We offer short empowerment events and longer programs & trainings. Read our reviews & praise and download our info and free poster. Karen Libman, professor of theatre, will facilitate “Leading a Bold Life” from 6-8 p.m. in the Cook DeWitt Center. It will include discussion and readings from the play, which tells real-life stories of women and girls who have performed courageous actions.

Solomon partially credits her struggles with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as an impetus to begin the That Takes Ovaries movement. Collecting stories and sharing in other women’s trials and successes helped her to cope with often being physically limited by her illness. Since the publication of the That Takes Ovaries book in 2002, Solomon has remained a present leader, organizing or appearing at open-mikes in several countries, writing about the movement in the press, and representing TTO at conferences. In addition, Solomon co-wrote the “That Takes Ovaries” play and directed two local theater productions of it in the Boston area.

Since 2002, there have been over 500 TTO events worldwide, many of which include a fundraising component in support of women's and human rights. This collection has been processed as part of the Schlesinger Library’s Experimental Archives Project.

In an open mic format, attendees will have an opportunity to share their own stories about brave women in their lives. including and all extensions and renewals thereof, in and to additional material in the collection, apart from the book, play, and name "That Takes Ovaries," to the Library. in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of and the director of the Schlesinger Library before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. I was inspired by each of these stories, stories that are told by "bold females" about "their brazen acts".

That Takes Ovaries flyer. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library All items in the collection were photographed with no order imposed, and then digitally sorted into rough series and subseries using desktop folders. Once sorted, series or sets were uploaded as a new collection page within the Experimental Archives page in Flickr and tagged with relevant metadata and subject headings using a self-designed controlled vocabulary. Physical sorting was replaced with digital imaging and folder reorganization, while metadata and container lists were replaced with Flickr sets and tags. The collection was arranged into series by format, such as event materials, press clippings, correspondence, etc., with subseries appearing as nested folders.

And I think brazen acts pretty well sums up each and every story told. Now that takes ovaries! Read moreRead less click to open popover Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

The 2 linear foot collection consists largely of materials created for Rivka Solomon's That Takes Ovaries (TTO) open-mic events, including flyers, posters, programs, and evaluations/reports. Also included are PR packets, news clippings, TTO memorabilia, a draft of Solomon’s book proposal, correspondence, notes, and participant release forms.

That Takes Ovaries open mic night flyer, 2006. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library This collection was processed by one of the Experimental Archives Team's project assistants, Jaimie Fritz, by using a direct-to-digital approach. We wanted to recreate the experience of traditional arrangement and description with digital alternatives (tagging) to allow for richer, more multifaceted searching and browsing. As we prepared to digitize this collection, we knew that we wanted to take a very hands-off approach with the initial processing steps.

If you are a female, I encourage you to get a I really enjoyed these stories from women who have ovaries! There were stories from young girls to older women, all who tell their story in their own unique way. Some are mild, but you know as you read the story, it took courage for each woman to do what they needed to do. TTO is a celebration of diverse women and girls’ strength and courage. We do this through our best-selling book, multicultural play and highly-participatory events that promote women's empowerment and that have generated over 500 media articles/interviews.

Given that the collection was relatively small but contained a wide variety of materials and subjects, it seemed like an ideal candidate for experimentation. Our goal was to take the unprocessed collection and completely digitize it without stopping to impose any organizational system or collect any metadata. "Part of our Diversity Series, the program was amazing and the response from the audience was nothing short of a movement to embrace, affirm, share and discover our connectedness through stories of courage, wit and determination." – Diversity Director, Univ. of Nebraska Medical Ctr. "Diversity Initiatives was named Educational Program of the Month because of That Takes Ovaries. We look forward to future collaborations in hopes of providing students with events that challenge them to seek opportunities of cultural immersion. Your event helped us achieve that." – Diversity Initiatives, Newport Univ.

Tags can be searched using a typed query, or by clicking on one of the tags on an image in the collection. That Takes Ovaries play flyer. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library Delivery, which is currently via the use of Flickr, involved simply uploading the content we had already photographed and edited, and using Flickr’s batch editing tools to sort content into sets and tag images with relevant metadata.

Sets can be browsed individually, and all images are available at multiple resolutions. In all, we found Flickr to be an extremely useful tool in facilitating quick, simple access to digital collections. Working with a site that is so widely used, and whose structure is becoming ubiquitous for digital presentation of images, also allowed us to capitalize on user familiarity. While many less-seasoned researchers have difficulty navigating traditional archival descriptive aids, Flickr’s interface is relatively familiar to the average internet user.

Records of That Takes Ovaries, 2002-2010; item description, dates. MC 746. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Screen capture of Flickr geo-tagging, December 2013. Courtesy of Schlesinger Library We were also able to utilize Flickr’s mapping feature, which presents tagged items from the collection on a searchable map, showing users the global impact of That Takes Ovaries.

We offer short empowerment events and longer programs & trainings. Read our reviews & praise and download our info and free poster. Karen Libman, professor of theatre, will facilitate “Leading a Bold Life” from 6-8 p.m. in the Cook DeWitt Center. It will include discussion and readings from the play, which tells real-life stories of women and girls who have performed courageous actions.

Bold Females and Their Brazen Acts (2002), and co-wrote, with Bobbi Ausubel, a play with the same name. As executive direcotr of That Takes Ovaries, a nonprofit organization, Solomon leads TTO workshops and coordinates a global initiative of community-oriented TTO open mikes, plays, and fundraisers.

Finally, manuscripts and transcripts of participant’s “brazen act” stories are included, some from adults and others from teens and young girls taking part in readings or after-school programs. Rivka Solomon is the founder, editor, and Executive Director of That Takes Ovaries. A Massachusetts native, Solomon was an activist from an early age and found herself drawn to women’s issues and empowerment.

If you are a female, I encourage you to get a I really enjoyed these stories from women who have ovaries! There were stories from young girls to older women, all who tell their story in their own unique way. Some are mild, but you know as you read the story, it took courage for each woman to do what they needed to do. TTO is a celebration of diverse women and girls’ strength and courage. We do this through our best-selling book, multicultural play and highly-participatory events that promote women's empowerment and that have generated over 500 media articles/interviews.

That Takes Ovaries is a book, a play, an open mike movement and an organizing tool for the empowerment of women and girls around the world. Rivka Solomon edited That Takes Ovaries!