For many black Americans, the South holds a bittersweet place in our heart; as much home as sorrow, as much ghostly as ancestral. Detangling our history is harder than detangling our hair — the webs of our lineage weave back and forth through time and space. Despite all the South has put my people through, it calls to me.
Inside The Black Triangle is a photo series intending to highlight the struggles, joy, heartbreak, confusion, and diverse experiences of queer women living in a heteronormative world, and the artist behind the project is hosting an Autostraddle Meet-Up at Denver Pride this weekend!
Aguilar was a pioneer in sharing the faces and experiences of various Latina lesbians in the 90s, when there was very little representation. Aguilar’s art gives the marginalized and subcultures within subcultures — poor, fat, woman, lesbian, Latina — a place to be held and seen.
Feminist films, feminist fonts, and ?. It’s Sunday Funday!
In a new art installation, Los Angeles-based photographer Maggie West, who specializes in experimental technicolor lighting and whose work increasingly critiques still-rigid contemporary ideas about gender and sexuality, worked with 40 women subjects — including Stephanie Beatriz, Nikki Hearts, Gaby Dunn, Jazzmyne Robbins, Isis King and more — to do just that.
Why not bring the fight to them? Wear your heart and your guts and your politics on your sleeve. And across your chest, and on your head.
Kaylah’s face is the official face of a queer art exhibition stacked with badass queer artists including Chelsea Barg, Shannon Lester, and Shelley Penner, among others.
There were some moments of anti-racist creativity that were so sublime, I’d like to take a moment to honor them. These are the top ten moments of radical art or artful activism that I encountered in my own little world this year.
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!
Warner Bros. is finally making a movie with Wonder Woman! They’ve announced that actress Gal Gadot will be playing the Amazonian warrior in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie.
For a long time the Bechdel test has seemingly been the only tool we have to examine sexist trends in Hollywood. Now, thanks to Pacific Rim, the Mako Mori test is here to help.
Women who inspired us, gave us a vocabulary and taught us how to be ourselves.
A series about roller derby, feminist bloggers, boobs and sex. You should definitely go.
“Rachel Maddow is actually really sweet in person. Like, really really sweet.”
Anyone who is interested in intersectionality, anti-colonialism, and just regular rattling of the cage of mainstream norms, this is for you.
“I’ve dedicated my entire life to documenting queer lives. I wanted to make sure I document (LGBTI) lives. All my major projects are gone.”
“It’s like diet-cunt, because cunt is the Queen Bitch.”
Jamie’s Team Pick: “The illegal part is the whole point”
“We’re getting up and on the go with no finish line and I like it.”
Have some feminist art for your Monday!