Panel discussion on alternative feminist media

With the participation of Nina Echozina, Meeni Levi and Sietske

Zines, self-published poetry, online podcasts...which media do we have to educate and inform ourselves about feminism these days? And how can we find a media for our voice to be heard? In this panel discussion Nina, Meeni Levi and Sietske will share and confront their experiences and opinions about alternative feminist media. Facilitated by Rubi Jansen of Student Radio Maastricht.

Nina Echozina: Nina is a feminist zine maker and blogger from Belgium who's interested in alternative media as a form of activism. Making zines gives her a tool to fight back against patriarchy and find a safe space and community. Some of her zines include Same Heartbeats and From Spice Girls to Riot Grrrls and she writes for De Tweede Sekse blog.

Meeni Levi: Meeni Levi is an agender poet from Belgium. Ze spends a lot of zir free time crying over works of fiction and is very emotional about jellyfish.

Bloed aan de muur: is a podcast with anarcho-feminist content. With suggestions, news good books, stories, poems and all those things that you do not necessarily want to hear.

Healing through BDSM

by MariLeo Horse and Electra

This workshop explores dynamics of acceptance and rejection in the BDSM (Bondage and Discipline, Sadism and Masochism) context. Marileo Horse and Electra Eroticaqueer will show us what we can learn from BDSM practices about ourselves and how to use them to cope with trauma, oppression and violence.

All exercises during this workshop are on voluntary base and might include physical and emotional intimacy.

For more information about the artist check out " Bonds" in the Art&Performances section


Mwanamke collectif Afrofeministe belge

"To dare the way into the unknown" - workshop about critical masculinities

by queer_topia Berlin

During this workshop we will deal with the topic of masculinities.

what does masculinities* actually mean? how can i handle (my)

masculinities*? how and when do i use/perform them? where does (my)

masculinities* limit myself?

these and other questions are processed during the workshop with theatre

and critical paedagogy methods.

the workshop is open to all genders. the room is free of

smoke and accessible with the wheelchair, the toilette as well.

presented by queer_topia*(, fb: queer_topia*)

Interactive lecture on Muslim Feminism and the Dangers of Orientalism

By Brooke

For this LadyFest Maastricht Brooke Rouah will be giving a lecture on Muslim feminist activism in the MENA region, with a special focus on Morocco. There will also be a discussion on how to position oneself in the debate on Muslim women’s rights and how to show solidarity by not speaking for one another but by giving each other the platform to speak for oneself.

-Artwork by Moroccan women’s rights activist and comics artist Zainab Fasiki-

EXOSEX workshop: how to treat the Earth as a lover

by Miguel

Getting back to nature in the best way possible, ecosexuality has is a form of environmentalism that has its roots in performance art, sex-positivity and absurdist humor.

Ecosexuality is about engaging ones body and senses in acts of environmental celebration. In this workshop, you will learn how bring ecosexuality into your daily life by using plants, fruits, and body art.

The workshop will be followed by a discussion looking closer at the scientific foundation for these ideas, and where is ecosexuality's place on the world stage alongside queer and feminist ideologies.

Eye openers

by Marine

As a feminist graphic designer, I am constantly grappling with the issue of structural inequality, prejudice and lack of representation in the visual eld. How can we avoid feeding into a global context of social inequality? How to take responsibility for the impact of our practice on a social level?

In this context, these workshops aim to consider the social impact of the images that we as designers produce, and to collectively identify alternative and fairer practices of visual representation. Structured around three exercises, mapping agency, mapping privilege and mapping de-naturalization, these workshops were designed to welcome both professionals and students with a practice in visual communication to participate in this experience.

Feminism and Christianity sharing circle

by Lea Müller and Kerstin Baars

How is it to be a Christian and a feminist? Can ones faith give one the strength to fight the patriarchy? These and more questions will be discuss in a sharing circle. Everyone is welcome to listen, share, discuss and support :)

Victor Victoria

by Senith

“So I should be a woman pretending to be a man who pretend to be a woman?!” (Julie Andrews in Victor Victoria di Blake Edwards)

A wonderful cult movie from the 80s and a funny theatrical workshop on gender.

Victor Victoria, besides slipping at the end into the reassuring rules of Hollywoodian heterosexuality and gender dichotomy, it introduces explicitly the concept of gender as a play, as a performance. And all of this in a very funny way. Also desires can be performed theatrically. Senith will make us play, reflect and try out how much we can change the perception of ourselves and of others just by the way we stay and move in a space. We will, first of all, make our bodies speak and be alive.

See more about this artist in the "art and performances" section.

Witchcraft and queerness

by Irina

More information coming soon.

DIY cosmetics and toothpaste

by Annabelle    

More information coming soon.

‘Who cares?’ On Degrowth and Feminism and the concept of ‘work’

by Birte

Description: Degrowth calls for a reduction of production and consumption levels in rich countries as a step toward greater global environmental justice. What does this have to do with feminism? We will investigate how such a call for economic downshifting would go hand in hand with a re-conceptualization of ‘work’ and discuss how this relates to what (some) feminists have argued all along – let’s discuss how we can bring about an economy centred around ‘care’!

Female genital mutilation

in collaboration with AIMS, featuring a FGM survivor

FGM is an unnecessary, harmful procedure that has a lifetime effect on millions of women. Therefore, we are creating a safe space to talk about Female Genital Mutilation and other feminist issues faced in our societies. AIMS (Amnesty International Maastricht Students) will host a speaker who has undergone FGM herself to educate us on the procedure, the aftermath and what could be done to fight FGM. AIMS will also give a historical overview of FGM. Afterwards, the floor will be open for everyone to share and discuss gender-based prejudices present in their communities.

Join us with an open mind, this is a safe space for everyone!

More coming soon.