Archive for September 2nd, 2013

The Liminal Space Between Love and Non-Love: An Introduction to the “Love as a Radical Act” Forum

September 2, 2013
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Love as a Radical Act

Love-talk tends to produce uncontaminated discourses that refuse to conceive love as a complex energy that is at once beautiful and messy, charitable and unruly. Love-talk tends to lack the critical imagination needed to vision the force of love beyond the Christian and/or philosophic categories of agape or eros. Indeed, James Baldwin reminded us...
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Jason Craige Harris on Love as a Radical Act

September 2, 2013
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capacious love

By Jason Craige Harris If viewed simply as saccharine or only as the affective pull between, say, two creatures, love loses its world-changing potency. If there is any hope that empires will crumble and that new ones won’t arise from the ruins; if there is any hope that Life-affirming ways of being will become...
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River by Afuwa

September 2, 2013
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myth and constructions of identity

_________________________________________________________ Afuwa is a Guyanese-born artist, facilitator, and writer who uses myth and constructions of identity to question nearly everything.  She lives/works on unceded Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, Squamish and Coast Salish territories, and is the co-founder and co-organiser of Black Before February, a Black arts event held in January.
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Assata’s living monument of love, a found poem for Trayvon and all kids who die* by Vanessa Huang

September 2, 2013
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Assata Shakur Travon Martin and Love

by Vanessa Huang we are all temporary. i’ll bow to beyond, and the miracles supporting us. maybe your bodies’ll be lluvia, a conscious accumulation de los cielos where we thought   we could arrive the marching feet of a plaited rainbow, with many galaxies and planets inside, we who believe in gratitude from each...
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Romantic Love – a Feminist Conundrum?

September 2, 2013
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feminist-critiques-of-love

By Renata Grossi Romantic love has been read as a radical force capable of breaking down entrenched social barriers. Philosophers and sociologists have argued that the connection of love with freedom and equality can be liberating and empowering for women; however, this assertion has been hotly contested by many feminists. Shulamith Firestone describes romantic love...
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Casa Azul: A Love Poem for Tala by Kim Tran

September 2, 2013
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Frida Kahlo

by Kim Tran I imagine Frida Kahlo. I imagine her sitting with her broken, fractured spine in a cobalt house surrounded by banana leaves and palm fronds. She is painting. I am beside her. Inside her canvas– Between its tightly woven threads– I bury the weight of all my communities. Her paintbrush strokes into...
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  • A State of Rage (for Toni Cade Bambara) "A State of Rage" -Jacquelin Thompson, Lois Moses, Bridget Jones
Photographer: Wadia L. Gardiner
Courtesy: AfroLez® Productions

    I am tired of the silences that have been imposed on us. Shhhhh. Black women and girls.
    I am tired of the silences that we, Black women, have imposed on ourselves and on our daughters.

  • a spell to save your life "Exhale" collage ©Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Photograph of Toni Cade Bambara ©Susan Ross

    eat salt
    not that ocean drowning
    snack to stop thinking about dying
    unintentional salt

  • Are we ready to be well? The Salt Eaters (new)

    She asks us to be well

    to love ourselves and one another

    So that we are all safe and loved

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