She's such a geek
Thanks to BoingBoing for pointing me to this link -- I was thrilled to read last night that Annalee Newitz (contributing editor at Wired and AlterNet columnist) and Charlie Anders (author of Choir Boy) are editing a new anthology of women's experiences in the traditionally male-dominated world of geekiness:
This anthology will celebrate women who have flourished in the male-dominated realms of technical and cultural arcana. We're looking for a wide range of personal essays about the meaning of female nerdhood by women who are in love with genomics, obsessed with blogging, learned about sex from Dungeons and Dragons, and aren't afraid to match wits with men or computers. The essays in She's Such a Geek will explain what it means to be passionately engaged with technical or obscure topics--and how to deal with it when people tell you that your interests are weird, especially for a girl. This book aims to bust stereotypes of what it means to be a geek, as well as what it means to be female.
There's a whole list of suggested themes in the posting, so be sure to check it out even if you don't consider yourself a traditional geek grrl. Happy nerding, ladies!