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Three Poems to End Domestic Violence

January 30, 2015
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By Stephanie Carter   under his control   sweet lullabies, he watches you dreaming. only so he can destroy them when you hit reality, as he nearly crushes your head to the Floor. please wake up befOre moRning comes, please sTay in contact with the sun, it’s the Only thing that knOws how to...
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3 poems by Tamiko Beyer

January 28, 2015
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Water stilled is not a dying sound   One bee clambers into a rose, then another—together they bump and buzz the bloom heavy with pollen and pollen collectors. Legs swollen sacks of sweet. I lumber their shape against my tongue, all desire in my bumble body. Under the sun’s eye, I am a shadow...
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Mourners for Black Queer and Trans Lives Attacked by Castro Bar

January 27, 2015
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Mourners for Black Queer and Trans Lives Attacked by Castro Bar

by QTPOC Liberation “We are here because the gay community has been silent. We need you in the streets with us. We honor the lives of murdered black trans women and queers.” These were the words that Toad Hall, a bar in San Francisco’s Castro District, chose to silence this Saturday. These were the...
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Buff, Black, Tattooed, and Feminist: On the Utility of a Bro-Feminist

January 26, 2015
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By Marquis Bey A feminist friend of mine—a 4’10” queer white woman—jokingly mocks my “bro-ness,” that is to say, my proclivity to throw around weights in the gym; my love for hip-hop; my boilerplate outfit for almost every day of the week: DC sneakers, sweatpants, black tank top, and bandana; and my eleven tattoos....
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Black Men, Bodies, College Feminisms, Culture, Education, Feminism, Heteronormativity, masculinity, Men of Color, Patriarchy, Politics, Popular Culture, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, Sports, Stereotypes, White Privilege, Whiteness, Work | 6 Comments »

Can the Side Chick Speak?: Side Chicks Re(Thot)

January 22, 2015
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By Samantha Crook Now that the “year of the side chick” has come to a close, let’s resolve to have a more “thotful” side chick discourse in 2015. On Urban Dictionary, “iamwifey” defines side chick as, “The other woman; also known as the mistress; a female that is neither a male’s wife or girlfriend...
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Posted in Activism, Black Men, Black Women, College Feminisms, Culture, Feminism, Heteronormativity, History, intersectionality, Music, New Media, Patriarchy, Politics, Popular Culture, Privilege, Racism, Sexism, Sexuality, Stereotypes, White Supremacy, White Women, Whiteness, Work, Writing | 1 Comment »

Poetry by runner up Camonghne Felix

January 21, 2015
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Camonghne

Google Search ………………………………………………………..Year: ‘02 ………………………………………………………………..radio; disney …………….Judy; Blume . …………………………………………..Hey; god; it’s; me; . ……………………………………………..cognitive; behavioral; therapy   …………..moby; dick ……………………………………..p;t;s;d …………………jesse; mccartney how; to; know; if; boys; like; you ………………………………..how; to; get; blood; out ………………………………………..how; to; know; if; girls; like; you lesbians; ………………………………………………….how; to; overdose ……………………how; to; make; yourself; quiet; forever ………………………………………………………………………………mute;  ...
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Excerpt from Dear Twin by Addie Tsai

January 21, 2015
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Prologue     Poppy wanted her back. She knew it was a fool’s mission. But, still. She had to try.       Poppy’s wall was lined with a white bookshelf her father made for her in the backyard one day. He’d built one for Lola too, identical to the one shoved against her...
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White People for Black Lives

January 14, 2015
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By Zillah Eisenstein Revolutionary imagination is the most dangerous and therefore meaningful thing any of us have to offer. So I am writing in support of coalition building in the struggle against racism that will matter more, and do more. There is a new anti-racist movement led by Blacks, many who are queer Black...
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Post-Abortion Mental Health Is a Feminist Issue

January 13, 2015
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It’s our duty as feminists to keep abortion legal and safe—and safe means that we need to address the underlying problems that are causing women to experience mental health crises after abortion. We need to address every layer of this hidden epidemic, from the economic conditions that lead women to “discount” abortions without sedation,...
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Poetry by contest winner t’ai freedom ford

January 12, 2015
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some said you were the spitting image of evil after Carrie Mae Weems   you became drum became washboard became hum became tincan became numb became cowbell became screendoor became dirtfloor became skillet became clothesline became dumb became plow became yardbird became heifer and bitch became wagon became hitch became bible became barbwire became...
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  • 3 poems by Tamiko Beyer OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    Water stilled is not a dying sound   One bee clambers into a rose, then another—together they bump and buzz the bloom heavy with pollen and pollen collectors. Legs swollen sacks of sweet. I lumber their shape against my tongue, all desire in my bumble body. Under the sun’s eye, [...]

  • Poetry by runner up Camonghne Felix Camonghne

    Google Search ………………………………………………………..Year: ‘02 ………………………………………………………………..radio; disney …………….Judy; Blume . …………………………………………..Hey; god; it’s; me; . ……………………………………………..cognitive; behavioral; therapy   …………..moby; dick ……………………………………..p;t;s;d …………………jesse; mccartney how; to; know; if; boys; like; you ………………………………..how; to; get; blood; out ………………………………………..how; to; know; if; girls; like; you lesbians; ………………………………………………….how; to; overdose ……………………how; to; make; yourself; [...]

  • Excerpt from Dear Twin by Addie Tsai addie

    Prologue     Poppy wanted her back. She knew it was a fool’s mission. But, still. She had to try.       Poppy’s wall was lined with a white bookshelf her father made for her in the backyard one day. He’d built one for Lola too, identical to the [...]