July 31, 2017 – Lady Participate 040
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Amy Lombard is a photographer based in New York City. As a documentary photographer, her work largely examines the phenomenons and personalities that make up American culture. Her work has been featured in New York Times, T Magazine, Vanity Fair, VICE and many more.

Name: Amy Lombard    ::    Occupation: Photographer    ::    Age: 26     :    City: Brooklyn, NY (but soon, Queens)

When you're not creating: If i'm not creating, i'm probably thinking about it, planning, or stressing about it...Ah, what a vicious cycle. It really does rules my happiness and self worth. I can't kid myself, I have basic tendencies too, though. I am guilty of liking spin class and going to brunch with my friends.

First gig: I was a "Shop Girl" at Jacquette's Bakery. I started at 13, and it was a generally miserable job. I bought my first camera with money i made there.

To cope with a long commute: I have the ultimate 80s playlist that helps me feel like I'm at a party at all times/deal with people who are assholes, push you, or lean on the subway pole on a crowded train.

Currently watching/listening/reading: I finished two great books so far this week. I finished Ariel Levy's The Rules Do Not Apply in a single day--it was so moving and emotional. I also finally got around to reading Laura Jane Grace's memoir Tranny. Now I'm reading Bobby Brown's memoir where in the first chapter he talks about cocaine fried chicken--so it's off to an interesting start!

Best work environment: The best work environment is when I'm on assignment going somewhere I've never been. The best case scenario/fantasy in my head would probably involve a town in the desert where people don't normally go to. If i'm editing, I want to be alone at home in my new office.

Favorite interview you've done: This video for the phoblographer is a favorite of mine.

What's next: I'm working on a very comprehensive project on Square Dancing in America--tentatively titled Square Dancing in America. I've been working on it for a few years and it focuses on the downturn of square dancing and their attempt to reinvent this American art form.

Ladies we should know: Illustrator Amanda Lanzone, art director/prop stylist Melissa Stammer, designer Elysia Berman, photographer Wendy Strauss

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Kristin Beck, transgender Navy SEAL hero: 'Let's meet face to face and you tell me I'm not worthy'Business Insider (July 26, 2017)

The 150 Worst Albums Made By MenJezebel (July 25, 2017)

The US Navy’s newest aircraft carrier has no urinals – Quartz (July 24, 2017)

Venice Critics’ Week Competition is Over 50 Percent Female-HelmedWomen and Hollywood (July 24, 2017)  

Issa Rae Talks Insecure, Sex Scenes, and Black Female FriendshipCosmopolitan (July 24, 2017)

Why Women Aren’t C.E.O.s, According to Women Who Almost WereNew York Times (July 21, 2017)

How black women are shaking up the comedy worldLA Times (July 20, 2017)

A Study of the Champagne Industry Shows That Women Have Stronger Networks, and Profit from Them – Harvard Business Review (July 20, 2017)

Britain Cracking Down on Gender Stereotypes in AdsNew York Times (July 18, 2017)
Tuesday, August 1st, 5:00pm
Night Out for Safety and Liberation
Lanier High School: 1201 Payton Gin Rd, Austin, TX 78758

Thursday, August 3rd, 7:00pm
Planned Parenthood Summer of Defiance Town Hall on Healthcare
IBEW Local 520: 4818 E Ben White Blvd, Ste 300, Austin, Texas 78741

Friday, August 4th, 10:00am
HereToSlay: Texas Capitol LGBTQ people of color take over!
Texas State Capitol: 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78701

Saturday, August 5th, 10:00am
Black Lives Matter Austin August Neighborhood Canvassing
Gus Garcia Recreation Center: 1201 E Rundberg Ln, Austin, Texas 78753
Wednesday, August 2nd, 7:00pm
Marika Hackman & The Big Moon
Mississippi Studios: 3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, Oregon 97227
Monday, July 31st, 6:30pm
Pregnant Pause
Writers Guild of America, West: 7000 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, California 90048

Monday, July 31st, 7:30pm
Boosting Your Side Hustle
Women's Center for Creative Work: 2425 Glover Pl, Los Angeles, California 90031

Friday, August 4th, 6:30pm 
Filmmobile Presents: Race & Space V: Women of the La Rebellion
KAOS Network: 4343 Leimert Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90008
Thanks for participating! See you next Monday for filmmaker and writer Nijla Mumin!
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