Archive for September 7th, 2013

“To keep back the cold”

September 7, 2013
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afraid of being alone

By Stephanie Gilmore                   -with mil gracias to Cherríe Moraga   To keep back the cold I pull up the blankets and seek the warmth of her body.   Always the warmth of her body. Even when I’m not cold. Even when I don’t love her....
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Looking Up

September 7, 2013
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Balkun

By Stacey Balkun . ..Love note for Sally Ride, 1951-2012, American physicist and astronaut  ..who joined NASA at age 32 and became the first American woman in ..space. . . How would orbit affect your ovaries,  your temper, they wondered. They doubted . a woman in space but you, Sally, your blue NASA suit held...
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Love Notes in Four Parts

September 7, 2013
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Love Notes in Four Parts

By Katrina Otuonye Like Letters …..I used to have dreams where I would read anonymous letters sent to my house. …..“I do not love you,” he would scrawl. …..“I am a simple man who is in complicated like with you,” on another. …..“But we work well together, you and I.” …..In my dreams, I...
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Your survival taught me how to love

September 7, 2013
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Your survival taught me how to love

By Anwar Uhuru Two years ago at a conference I met a man who changed my life.  We were both in the audience and the panel was about sexuality and the African American community.  Of course, I wanted to be a fly on the wall to hear what would and wouldn’t be said! The experience...
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A Dialogue of Love: A Conversation on Freedom and Affect

September 7, 2013
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A Dialogue of Love: A Conversation on Freedom and Affect

By Marcie Bianco and J.T. Roane TFW Collective Member, Darnell L. Moore, delivered a talk titled, “What Freedom Feels Like: On love, empathy and pleasure in the age of neoliberalism,” as part of the The Kennedy School’s Audre Lorde Human Rights Lecture Series sponsored by the Carr Center’s Sexuality, Gender and Human Rights Program. The talk, delivered in...
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