The Marriage Project

The Marriage Project is an exploration of marriage in the realities and imaginations of women. Through interviews, it asks women to confront, deconstruct and process the why’s, how’s and who’s of the institution, as well as its stereotypes and politics.” Small Strokes Fell Big Oaks

If you’re interested in being part of the project, here’s what to do:

  • Email me at chaneldubofsky@gmail.com, saying you’re interested.
  • I send you questions.
  • You have the final word on what gets run on the blog, i.e. personal details, whether or not you want me to use your real initials or made up ones (I won’t use your real names, ever).
  • I post the interview and people read it!

 You can find it here.

 

 

8 thoughts on “The Marriage Project

  1. [...] Chanel is invested in creating a space where women can honestly address questions that she doesn’t think we’re asked or encouraged to engage with around marriage. The Marriage Project is an exploration of marriage in the realities and imaginations of women. Through interviews, it asks women to confront, deconstruct and process the why’s, how’s and who’s of the institution, as well as its stereotypes and politics. Two discrete groups of women are currently being interviewed; heterosexual women married to heterosexual men, and heterosexual women who do not want to get married, with the knowledge that sexuality and gender are fluid constructs. If you’d like to learn more about the Marriage Project, contact Chanel Dubofsky at chaneldubofsky@gmail.com, or find me on Facebook and Twitter (@chaneldubofsky). You can see all the interviews up until this point at http://idiverge.wordpress.com/the-marriage-project/. [...]

  2. [...] The Marriage Project [...]

  3. Emily says:

    Hi Chanel!
    I love this project. My question for you is in regards of the methodology: why are you limiting the participation to self identified heterosexuals? Is the purpose to look at heterosexual marriage as an institution? I can understand the need to limit variables;however, it would be nice to clarify if those variables were directly related to sexual orientation or the genders of the 2 partners? For example, why would it be necessary to exclude for the purpose of this project someone(s) who identified as bisexual but were married to someone of a different gender? Also in a similar vain, if someone were trans identified and heterosexual would they be included or excluded from the above criteria?
    Thanks!
    Emily

  4. Why don’t you want to talk to Queer women who don’t think marriage is a good plan? We have stuff to say, too.

  5. Eda says:

    You guys didn’t read it thoroughly enough. She also specifically wants to talk to “women who identify as queer/lesbian/bisexual who are married or engaged to other women”. You’ll be getting an email from me soon to participate! I think it’s a great project :)

  6. Elle says:

    Do we have to be already married? :-( (Oh, please, not MORE discrimination against ["just"] soul-n-home-mates.) I probably have a lot interesting to say*, but we likely won’t be able to afford a wedding for a very long time. And my honey knows I want that _wedding_. (I also have a bad memory … so I’ll probably forget about this within these upcoming years. ;-))

    *Childhood dreams vs./allied-with my realistic uber-love.

    By the way, Eda, I take it you didn’t mean to suggest she doesn’t want bisexual women with male soul mates, right? I don’t even see any text relating to orientation aside from the comments above (where I type) sorry. (What’s “it” to read, thoroughly, or otherwise?)

  7. [...] The Marriage Project [...]

  8. [...] Dubofsky is a writer in Brooklyn, New York, and the creator and editor of the Marriage Project, an interview series about marriage in imagination and reality. She has published essays in the [...]

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