Guerrilla Girl, Author
DONNA KAZ is a multi-genre writer, speaker and the author of UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour. Along with her alter ego, Guerrilla Girl and Guerrilla Girl On Tour, Aphra Behn, she creates visual art and performance to attack sexism and prove feminists are funny at the same time. ggontour.com @donnakaz
RECENT: 5 STAR REVIEW of UN/MASKED, Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl On Tour in BUST March/April 2017
As an aspiring playwright and actress arriving in N.Y.C. with stars in her eyes, Donna Kaz immediately experienced the industry sexism keeping women’s stories and meaningful roles off the stage. While working as a waitress, she met Bill Hurt, a successful stage and film actor. They began a seemingly fairytale romance, but it soon turned abusive. At this point, the memoir shifts to its real focus – Kaz’s involvement with the Guerrilla Girls, an anonymous, renegade feminist group that formed to protest sexism in the arts in 1985.
The tale of Kaz’s life as a feminist activist becomes interwoven with her tale of being in an abusive long-term relationship – her political enlightenment happens as she opens her eyes to the realities of her damaging home life. Her story is a compelling page-turner, packed with inspiring stories about the Guerrilla Girls’ plans and protests. But it’s also an inside look at a woman who allows herself to be trapped in a violent partnership. Kaz’s journey to find herself, both as an artist and as a woman, is an inspiring and enthralling one that also gives necessary credit and attention to the Guerrilla Girls. – Adrienne Urbanski
UPCOMING APPEARANCES: (Sign up for Kaz News at the bottom of this page)
October 5 – ACT LIKE A FEMINIST ARTIST – William Paterson University, New Jersey
October 6 – IF YOU CAN STAND THE HEAT, The History of Women and Food – William Paterson Presents, New Jersey 8PM
October 18 – Book Launch and Reading of “Nasty Women Poets” (Lost Horse Press) featuring poems by Donna Kaz. 6 to 7:30PM at the Cornelia Street Café – 29 Cornelia Street NYC (between Bleecker and W. 4th Streets)
November 2-5 – Sag Harbor Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference, Long Island, NY
Read about it in the Southampton Press!
November 9 – Let’s drive the conversation forward to end violence against women. Join me for a glass of prosecco, a look through the Eileen Fisher collection and a 30 minute reading / talk followed by a book signing at the Eileen Fisher shop on Madison between 79th and 80th, New York City from 6 to 7:30PM.
November 15 ACT LIKE A FEMINIST ARTIST Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY at 2PM
December 29 – 31 – London, UK
February 21 – ACT LIKE A FEMINIST ARTIST – SUNY Brockport, NY
March 1 PUSH/PUSHBACK, 9 Steps to make a difference with art and activism. University of Scranton, PA Hope Horn Gallery 5:30PM
March 5, 6 – ACT LIKE A FEMINIST ARTIST – Florida
March 22 ACT LIKE A FEMINIST ARTIST, Glen Cove Library, Glen Cove, NY at 7PM
April 9 PUSH/PUSHBACK, 9 Steps to make a difference with art and activism, Wilkes University, PA