Making donations in people’s names can connect your family or other important people in your life with issues that you care about.
How the media writes women of color, Thanksgiving things to read, lists of women and songs, Brittani Nichols, divorce, cultural appropriation in the birthing community, the importance of educating and also scaring children, milk crates, sea stars, unicorns, Stef possums, and a cover of “America” that legit made me cry this morning.
2. Tension is a productive force.
Out black lesbian Jacqueline Woodson wins in youth fiction, sci-fi gender pioneer Ursula LeGuin takes home an award for distinguished contributions to American letters and skewers capitalism and Lemony Snicket ruins the mood with racist jokes.
“It’s all fine that we become aware of our lives but we need more than for you to finally see that we are walking this Earth. We need you to hear us.”
The recent cultural trend of supporting trans women has made us highly prized assets; somehow you can prove your radicalness by being the example of someone who has worked through transmisogyny enough to view us as worthy of sex and love. But what kind of love views us as disposable?
Dear trans sisters and mothers and abuelas and aunties and daughters and nieces and cousins,
Thank you for everything.
Sesame Street, Margaret Cho, trans women in Bangladesh, a playlist, wishes, blue things, anime, Vikki Reich, Elaine Atwell, Thanksgiving dinner thoughts sprinkled with privilege, Arabelle Sicardi, geek girl culture, superiority by way of motherhood, Mean Girls, organ donors, dogs in cars and so very much more!
Facing Race 2014 is happening in Dallas on November 13-15. Let’s hang out!
While men of all colors perpetrate street harassment, addressing it in communities of color calls for specific intra-community solutions rather than broad condemnations of male privilege.
VAMPIRE DEER. Clarissa Explains It All, Rebecca Solnit on feminism, Fireball whiskey, cats, BLACKandSTEM and a woman, the first bra, Southern Baptists, and so very much more!
“Who are these men noticing me? Who are these men giving me the long, soft stare, eyes holding mine like they got something for me, something they can’t talk about, something only eyes can pass along. Who are these men whispering ‘hi, papi’ to me? I don’t think I look more male today than I did yesterday.”
Mey was featured on HLN last Friday! Check out her interview here.
“Dear White People is not a how-to guide on ways to avoid performing acts of microaggressions, or why it’s bad to appropriate black people’s culture. Instead, it’s an examination of the importance of support systems, the difficulty of being an outsider, and how one uses identity as a tool of protection.”
A lot of women went through a lot of shit so you could vote, so shut up and do it.
“Delilah takes up mansion-sized space in your head. She bought property the first time you kiss in Adams Park.”
These cases could create radical shifts for the experience of incarcerated LGBT people and they raise important questions about what a justice system better equipped to incarcerate LGBT people might mean for our communities.
This documentary about 13-year-old Mo’ne Davis and her 70mph fastball will make you cry and you should definitely watch it.
“Without community there is no liberation, only the most vulnerable and temporary armistice between an individual and her oppression.”
“The work she did at City Hall enabled us to position Philadelphia as the greatest LGBT city in the country.”