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2 poems by DarkMatter

April 15, 2015
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the bible belt by Alok Vaid-Menon i am back in my hometown when i receive the news that Leelah, a 17 year old trans woman in ohio, committed suicide by walking in front of a truck. the article refers to her by her birth name and gender and i remember that “rest in peace” is...
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Profiting from Rape: Sexual Violence and the Capitalist State

April 9, 2015
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By Kelly Rose Pflug-Back Rape culture. Although a somewhat new term, it unveils a truth which countless women and girls have known on both an intellectual and a visceral level since the advent of patriarchy: that sexualized violence and the objectification of female bodies underpins the fabric of mainstream society. Rape, when it comes down...
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Photography Feature: On Beauty and Age

April 8, 2015
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By Sheri Wright What is aged or overlooked can often be a source of beauty, if approached from a different perspective, one from a desire to find stories. I seek out visual tales that lay hidden among rust, abandoned places and the unique. I feel that characters develop only through weathering, that the patina of...
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An Open Letter to Trans Communities and our Co-Conspirators

April 3, 2015
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    In the wake of this year’s Trans100 event, we write this letter with grave concern for the current state of the trans movement, with the intention to address issues that hinder its progress and growth. The Trans100, to quote co-founder Jen Richards, “is an intentionally curated list of out trans people who...
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Two Poems: Monica Wendel

April 1, 2015
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By Monica Wendel   Gilgo Beach   We were so sick from dope my mom had to fly from New York to take care of us in the hotel   one woman was my friend, Shane but the other women had been murdered out on Long Island by some John   years ago  ...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Cultural Plagiarism

March 25, 2015
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By Shantel Perry   Cultural appropriation is a continuing epidemic in the United States (US). Yes I said it, Black Culture (although we are not the only ones) is being eroded and manipulated by Whites who steal elements of Black Culture, adapt them for dominant and mainstream use, and rebrand them as popular, new,...
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Prose Poem: Containment Narrative

March 25, 2015
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Prose Poem: Containment Narrative

By Clare Louise Harmon     I dressed blackunderwearredbra I worried that the strap would be seen & then I remembered I didn’t careatall fucktheorchestra and its fuckingdresscode skinnyjeansblackboots and crammed concertblack balledup I walked to the hall wrinkledclothes writhedatthethought of performance unpacked the viola to violentclouds of rosindust slippedpegs & then I remembered...
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In This City, You’re Not Alone: Interview with Rose Pierre-Louis

March 23, 2015
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In This City, You’re Not Alone: Interview with Rose Pierre-Louis

By Maria E. Hengeveld When Bill de Blasio took office as Mayor of New York City in January 2014, he chose Rose Pierre-Louis to head his Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV). As the Commissioner of this office, Pierre-Louis is responsible for raising awareness around domestic violence amongst New Yorkers and supporting victims of...
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Posted in Activism, Black Women, domestic violence, intersectionality, LGBTQI, Sexism, sexual violence | 1 Comment »

ELEMENTARY FEMINISMS: The Lucky Ones [Trigger Warning: Discusses Sexual Abuse]

March 23, 2015
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By Nicolette Natale                                      This is how her story starts: “This is what I remember. My lips were cut. I bit down on them when he grabbed me from behind and covered my mouth. He said these...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: When She Breaks Your Heart: A Collection of Poems

March 18, 2015
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By Ray Fraizer ~~~   Fear   Tell me what fear is when you’re going eighty on E smoking what your father smelled like when you were fifteen turning away from his embrace   When you have a bleeding in your brain from trying too damn hard to be brave   Lie down and...
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