Tell us your story

As part of our 40th anniversary celebration, we are collecting stories from women in the Chicago lesbian and/or feminist community (or who were a part of those communities any time over the last 40 years).

We will select some of these stories — either attributed or anonymously, as you choose — and present them as part of our Spring 2020 concert. We believe that our experience in Artemis is part of a larger story of the women’s movement, and we believe that your stories will help us paint that larger picture.

Here are some of the topics you might want to relate:

  • A story about going to women’s bars
  • A story about women’s music – how a musician or song made a difference in your life
  • A story about becoming enraged at the patriarchy
  • A story about a time in history such as the fight for the ERA or for marriage equality
  • A story about fighting racism in our community
  • A story about celebrating with other women – retirement or some other big life event

We have held four story-telling workshops and details for the next one are being finalized.

Want to give us your story in writing? Tell us your story now by writing it in this form. Thanks!

40 Years is a great time to celebrate!

You may have heard by now that Artemis Singers will celebrate 40 years as a chorus next year in 2020. Do you know what other Chicago feminist organization is at the 40 year mark? Women & Children First Bookstore!

They are marking the occasion by holding a block party on Saturday, August 24, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm in Andersonville near the store. And guess who is among the entertainers — yes, your favorite lesbian feminist chorus, Artemis Singers. Our set is at 2:00 pm, so please be sure to join us for this free celebration honoring one of Chicago’s finest gems.

There’s free food & drink, kids’ activities, and feminist crafts. More information is available here: https://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/event/women-children-first-block-party-40-years-strong

Come join us for our musical set at 2:00 pm on Aug. 24!

Read our press release for details.

Dance with Pride

Join us Saturday night, June 15 at 7:00 pm for “We Sing What Sparkles” followed by a dance with DJ OCD (Wanda Rodriguez).

Want to know more about the concert? The Chicago Sun-Times published a feature on it: read about us online.

Our guest artist is poet e nina jay, who has just published a new book, Bricks, Blood & Water. She has another performance and book signing on June 20 at Mary’s Attic in Andersonville. See https://bricksbloodwater.bpt.me for tickets to that event.

If you’ll be in the western suburbs Sunday, June 16, a group of Artemis Singers will perform at 2:00 pm at First Congregational Church of LaGrange in their program, “From Stonewall to LaGrange.” The venue is at S. LaGrange Rd at Cossitt Avenue. Also performing will be a group from Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus. Support Pride in the suburbs!