Were you ever deemed incorrigible? At Incorrigibles, we find great value in pulling apart and studying the terms that have been placed on supposedly “incorrigible,” “disobedient,” and “ungovernable” girls. We are inviting you – girls who have been involved in the criminal justice and social service systems – to submit creative pieces addressing the negative terms prescribed to you by people and institutions that think they know what’s “best.” We are creating a platform where you can tell the world who you are and not what you are. Please send us your project ideas, works in progress, and finished pieces. We are happy to give feedback, and you are more than welcome to send us multiple works!
Please base your work off of one or both of these prompts:
1. Are there words that have been used to describe you in the system to attempt to define you? (For example: incorrigible, delinquent, disobedient, rude, wild, disruptive, criminal, difficult, etc.) Do you agree with them, why or why not? If you don’t agree with them, what are some words that you use to define yourself?