This is just a reminder that today marks the beginning of the 9th Annual Women in Horror Month.
For those of you who don’t already know about this movement, it’s just a way to showcase awesome female creators working in an industry where they’re so often underrepresented.
As a woman and as a horror creator, this is something that means a lot me both personally and professionally, so you’ll be hearing a lot about it throughout the month.
If you’d like to learn more about WiHM, you can check out the official website here:
Women in Horror Month
Or their Facebook Page:
If you’d like to further show your support of the awesome women in horror, you can easily do that by spreading awareness about this movement or even just talking about your favorite terrifying contributions to the genre that have been created by women. This is a great excuse to learn more about the people behind your favorite pieces of media and give them some recognition.
Don’t be afraid to reach out to smaller, independent creators (especially women) and let them know how much you appreciate their work.If you are a creator, this is a great time to promote the work of your female colleagues (and potentially, yourself.)
And finally, if you are a bad-ass lady in the horror industry and would be interested in some free promotion for your work (writing, photography, narrations, art, make-up, games – ANYTHING) by all means contact me. I will be offering free promotion to women in this genre all month long – regardless of experience level, sub-genre or medium. You can comment to this post, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can get a hold of me through Tumblr.
(I’ll also be accepting fan art of any female horror characters, or any fan-made projects inspired by horror that was originally created by a woman.)
This is something I’d also love to hear about from my readers (whether you’re submitting or not) how have women in horror personally influenced or affected you?