Wednesday, March 19, 2008

GimpGirl moves into Second Life

The GimpGirl Community has been around since 1998, "supporting the pride and self-esteem of our fellow women with disabilities," it says. Now it moves into the Second Life virtual community with an event March 30.

An online presentation on "Avatars, Identity, and the Expression of Disability" will be Sunday, March 30, noon to 1:30 p.m.

GimpGirl has been dormant for about a year, according to its web site, but now plans a flurry of activities. Its Second Life parcel will be "packed with events, support groups and classes, as well as a new forum for articles, discussion and information here on the GGC website. We also have newer communities on Facebook, MySpace and Flickr. We will continue to offer lists of resources, as well as our LiveJournal Community (gimpgirl)."