Call for Contributions for the Anthology: To Be Heard

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Call for Contributions for the Anthology: To Be Heard

Deadline: April 15, 2009

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We need your knowledge, experience, and understanding. We are looking for
essays, poetry, prose poems, creative non-fiction, short stories, micro-fiction,
memoir, diary, and multi-genre writing to create a groundbreaking anthology that
addresses the connections between prostitution and the colonization of
indigenous peoples in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, the United States, and the
indigenous people of Hawaii. We define prostitution to include street
prostitution; stripping; bartering sex for food, drugs, and shelter; adult and
child pornography; escort and out-call prostitution; sex tourism; religious and
cult abuse; massage parlors; saunas; brothels; phone sex; peep shows; mail order
bride services; and international and domestic sex trafficking.

Some potential topics include prostitution and global connections,
sovereignty, colonization, boarding schools, social history, intergenerational
abuse, healing, legal strategies, struggle to overcome histories of trauma,
connections to other forms of sexual exploitation, racism, classism, sexism,
sexuality, unique experiences of Indigenous peoples, disability, impact on
contemporary communities, and other related issues.

We invite submissions from survivors (male and female), family and friends of
survivors, elders, advocates, activists, and all others who have experienced or
observed the impact of prostitution on our people.


Eileen Hudon & Christine Stark


Guidelines for Submission of Writing:

– Poetry (any style of poetry accepted)

– Prose (essays, creative non-fiction, short stories, micro-fiction,
autobiography, diary)

-We want a broad perspective of work and therefore the word count is flexible

Include the following in your submission:

– Bio

– Full name as you would like it to appear if your work is chosen for
publication (we will print pseudonyms)

– Contact information: mailing address, phone number, and email (if you have

-Tribal affiliation

Send Submissions as word documents to:

or send via regular mail to:

“Contributions-To Be Heard,” P.O. Box 19643, Minneapolis, MN USA 55419

Email: if you have questions


The co-editors are Eileen Hudon (White Earth Anishinabe) and Christine Stark
(Anishinabe and Cherokee)

Eileen Hudon is working on a special project with the Minnesota Coalition for
Battered Women Women-of-Color and Native Women’s Leadership Task Force. She has
twenty-six years experience in working with criminal, civil, and tribal court
advocating on behalf of battered women and sexual assault victims.

She co-founded several Native organizations and groups to address violence
against Native women including: Native Women’s Advocacy Center; Minnesota Indian
Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition; Mending the Sacred Hoop; Women of Nations;
Nin-din-a-way Mah-gah-nug Council, and Inwewin Wasiswan.

Eileen is a national and international speaker and she has provided over 2,000
trainings from 1978 until the present addressing violence against women in
Canada; New Zealand; Australia; and Albania. She has also provided Technical
Assistance and training to at least 350 of the 562 tribal nations since the
passage of the Violence Against Women Act in 1994.

She was an instrumental part of the creation of legislation for an amendment to
the Minnesota Domestic Abuse Act providing for 16-and 17-year-olds to petition
civil court for a Protection Order.

She has been a member of Minnesota State Planning Team – VAWA Implementation;
Minnesota Supreme Court, Guardian Ad Litem Task Force; National Council of
Juvenile and Family Court Judges Family Violence Project, Child Protection
ervices/Domestic Violence Policy Working Group; and she was invited to the
White House by President Clinton for the opening of the National Domestic
Violence Hotline in 1994.

As a member of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition, Eileen is
conducting research with other Native women on Native prostituted women in the
state of Minnesota.

Christine Stark is an award-winning author, visual artist, and public speaker
of Anishinabe and Cherokee ancestry. She is a co-editor (with Rebecca Whisnant)
of Not for Sale, an international collection of writing about prostitution,
pornography, and trafficking. Her poetry, essays, art, and short stories have
been published in a variety of books and periodicals, including Poetry Motel,
The Florida Review, La Primavera, Hawk and Handsaw, and Prostitution,
Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress. She has been a community organizer around
issues of rape, racism, poverty, and homelessness for nearly twenty years. As a
member of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition, she is
conducting research with other Native women on Native prostituted women in the
state of Minnesota. Christine teaches humanities, writing, and speech at a
college in Minnesota.