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ELEMENTARY FEMINISMS: Three Poems on Being a Girl

February 26, 2015
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By Kirstin Stevely     Hush Little One   Hush little one, don’t say a word, Still knowing nothing of the big wide world. Nobody has told you what you must be, When you look in a mirror, it’s you that you see.   Hush pretty baby, go to sleep, Close your eyes, not...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Mama: A Short Story

February 25, 2015
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By Nora Kervroëdan     Mama always told me I should not complain. Stop whining, she would say. Be happy with what you’ve got. I was not sure I knew what she meant, but I believed her anyway. I believed everything Mama told me because when she had to raise her child on her...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Love Rests in the Scream

February 17, 2015
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By Brooklyn Payton     Reflecting on the plethora of suggestive social justice images in conjunction with a continual meditative praxis on desired results of social justice and healing, I have found the core desire of justice to be love. Whether it be through activism that rests within the thoughts of critical reflective minds...
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ELEMENTARY FEMINISMS: The Day I Understood My Privilege

February 16, 2015
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By Shama Nathan     My friend and I sat on his back porch, slithering in the Caribbean heat. We sat in quietness, mostly slapping mosquitoes. “You talk like a white person.” He blurted out. It was not until a few minutes later, that I realize that this is meant to be a compliment....
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Moving Images: On Queerness and Eritrean Identity

February 9, 2015
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By Hel Gebreamlak Masculinity was the last thing I learned how to do. I wasn’t one of those baby dykes who literally knew in utero. I thought girls were cool, and that Xena didn’t need no man because Gabrielle was more than enough. That was about it. I wore dresses. I didn’t mind them....
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Divergence

February 6, 2015
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By Brianna Suslovic   You took me to my first protest when I was in the first grade, Mom, a peaceful affair outside the federal building downtown where the cops glared and we chalked the sidewalk, shouting anti-war chants and holding hands.   It was you who fed me the word feminist, and I...
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An Interview with Sherry Payne: Nurse, Childbirth Educator, Womanist

January 5, 2015
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Monica: I first became aware of your work through the Black Infant Mortality Awareness Walk. Can you tell me more about the circumstances that prompted you to launch this project? Sherry: The walk came about because of my frustration with the maternity care world. Despite perinatal health disparities in the African-American community being well...
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TFW on winter break for the month of December

December 2, 2014
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Dearest Readers, Thank you for your continued support. We absolutely love that you love us and that you value and support our work. However, we are tired and in need of some R&R. TFW is an invisible labor of feminist love. We do this work because we love it and because we deeply care...
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Feminists We Love: Linda Janet Holmes [VIDEO]

November 28, 2014
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Linda Janet Holmes is Toni Cade Bambara's first biographer and she is an incredible storyteller. During our interview, Linda shared so much about Toni's incredible life. Her reflections, stories and remembrances unearth some of the depth of Toni's foresight, radicalism, and profundity about a wide range of topics. Linda also shared her own...
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Toni Cade Bambara: A Woman of and for the People

November 26, 2014
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Budapest, Hungary, 2014
photograph: ©Mindenki Joga

Michael Simmons: What struck me about Toni during this time was that she was continually engaged in forming organizations that allowed African American artists to develop and share their talent with the community. In doing this, Toni explicitly and implicitly redefined what it meant to be an artist.
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