Rebellious Magazine’s Third Annual Red & Wild Feminist Prom Fundraiser is almost two weeks away, and as I’ve been talking about it nonstop to anyone who will listen (Sorry, Samantha), there are a few questions people always seem to have.

To clear up any confusion, here are answers to the most frequently asked Feminist Prom questions. If I didn’t address yours, feel free to comment below or email us at

See you there!

What’s a Feminist Prom?

It’s a party, y’all. Not a protest, a rally or a march. A full-on, music-blasting, “girl, this my JAM, hold my drink” PARTY. We’ll have food, drinks and raffle/silent auction prizes, plus a fantastic DJ and event photographer. All we need: You!

Do I Have to Dance?

Not at all. Truth be told, Feminist Prom is what you make of it. Dancing not your thing? Not a problem. You can find a quiet spot to hunker down, people-watch, catch up with your peeps or meet new ones.

Do People Dress Up?

Yes. And No. We’ve had prom-goers rock everything from ball gowns to jeggings, so it’s really up to you. There’s no dress code, and we’ll be happy to see you no matter what you’re wearing. You do you, boo.

Will There Be Dudes There?

Totes. A ton of dudes? Probs not. But lots of ladies – and gents – bring menfolk and male-identified people as their dates. And some of my best friends are gay men. (Including our amazing DJ.) Check out photos from last year’s festivities here!

When is it Again?


Feminist Prom details:
8 p.m. to Midnight
Saturday, May 19
TLR | The Living Room
2423 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
$40 in Advance | $50 at the Door

Who Does This Benefit?


Proceeds benefit Rebellious Magazine for Women, the world’s only feminist digital media site owned and operated by mouthy black lesbian over 40 named Karen.

Count Me In! How Do I Get Tickets?


So glad you asked! You can click here for our Eventbrite page. And if you buy before 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 4, tickets are only $33!

Karen Hawkins is the Founder and Rebelle in Chief of Rebellious Magazine. She is a recovering mainstream media reporter and editor who wants to thank her former boss for naming the online magazine she's...