Why We Do What We Do
For every time we face vocal (and sometimes even threatening) opposition to WiHM, there seems to be articles like this one that prove to us we need WiHM, that people DO get what we’re doing, and that our efforts to raise awareness of women in our favorite genre are working.
We want to let you all know that we appreciate all of the support you’ve given us over the years!
WOMEN IN FILM: ANDREA SUBISSATI AND ALEXANDRA WEST ON WOMEN IN HORROR by Prerana Das for Toronto Film Scene.
“When asked for their thoughts on whether there has been any sort of positive trend towards women in the genre, and whether more female voices are coming to the forefront, West says that she does see a positive change. ‘There was an increased awareness around the issue with the founding of Women in Horror Month in 2010,’ she explains. ‘I had just started writing my blog about horror films and writing for Heidi Honeycutt’s site Planet Fury. I had always gravitated towards female writers and critics and writing for Heidi was a huge step forward for me. Through events like Women in Horror Month, I became aware of so many other talented female writers, directors, producers and actors in the horror genre that the whole world opened up for me. It was a great way to make connections and network. It’s been like a support system.'”