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TFW at the Upcoming National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference

July 18, 2014
NWSA 2014

Several members of The Feminist Wire will be in San Juan, PR for the National Women's Studies Association annual conference this November! Will you? If so, please consider adding our presentations to your personal schedule and checking us out! Additionally, if you're presenting, let us know in the comments, and we'll do our best...
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TFW’s Heidi R. Lewis Discusses Beyonce’s Feminism on NPR

May 16, 2014
Beyonce Time Cover

Beyoncé was recently on the cover of Time as one of the 100 most influential people. In response, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg writes, “She raises her voice both on- and offstage to urge women to be independent and lead.” However, Bill O’Reilly of Fox News said last month that for young girls, what Beyoncé does could...
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TFW’s Aishah Shahidah Simmons participated in Philly Rally to #BringBackOurGirls

May 11, 2014
Rock A Gele for Our Girls
photo credit: Bill Holmes

On Saturday, May 3, 2014, documentary filmmaker and TFW Associate Editor Aishah Shahidah Simmons participated in the “Rock A Gele For Our Girls” Rally held in Philadelphia in support of efforts to rescue and safely return the 234-276 girls who were abducted in northern Nigeria three weeks ago. In approximately 48-hours, Activist and Cultural Organizer Tarana...
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TFW’s Heidi R. Lewis to Teach in Berlin

May 7, 2014
Afro-German Women

This summer, TFW Associate Editor Heidi R. Lewis will be teaching a course in Berlin on Afro-German Women, Feminism and Berlin.
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TFW’s Sikivu Hutchinson and Aishah Shahidah Simmons Partner to Address Sexual Violence with Youth in South Los Angeles

March 10, 2014
Sikivu Hutchinson and Aishah Shahidah simmons

On Friday, March 7, 2014, TFW Associate Editor Aishah Shahidah Simmons gave a presentation on the importance of naming and ending sexual violence with approximately 50 African-American and Latino students from Washington Prep High School  and Duke Ellington Continuation School’s Women of Color in the U.S. class  in South Los Angeles. This International Women’s Day...
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TFW’s Heidi R. Lewis Interviews Zadie Smith

March 3, 2014
Zadie Smith

TFW Associate Editor Heidi R. Lewis interviews author Zadie Smith for the Colorado College 2014 MacLean Symposium on Globalization, Literature, and Culture.
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TFW’s Tanisha C. Ford and Mecca Jamilah Sullivan at Critical Feminist Thought and the African Diaspora

February 22, 2014

 Join TFW Associate Editor Mecca Jamilah Sullivan and Contributing Editor Tanisha C. Ford at the Critical Feminist Thought and the African Diaspora Symposium at UMass Amherst, Friday, February 28th. With this event, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst commemorates its 40th anniversary. It will bring together a group of scholars working at the intersections of...
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TFW at Black Women’s Blueprint’s Fourth Annual Mother Tongue Monologues

February 10, 2014
Darnell L. Moore, First Lady of New York Chirlane McCray, and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at Mother Tongue Monologues 2014

On Saturday, February 8, 2014, Black Women’s Blueprint hosted their Fourth Annual Mother Tongue Monologues for Truth Bearing Women, for Emerging Sons, and Other Keepers of the Flame in the Iris and B. Cantor Auditorium at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. This year’s honorees were Barbara Smith – veteran Black feminist, Activist, Independent...
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TFW’s Co-Founder Tamura A. Lomax, to Speak at Barnard College

February 8, 2014
Transnational Feminist Practices

TFW Co-Founder and Managing Editor Tamura Lomax will be speaking at the Locations of Learning: Transnational Feminist Practices conference hosted by the Barnard College Center for Research on Women on Saturday, February 22. Tamura and will be discussing “Digital Engagement in Transnational Feminisms” with Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh (ZananTV) and Catherine Sameh (moderator) in order to examine “how online engagement impacts...
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TFW on The Cultural Impact of Kanye West

February 7, 2014
The Cultural Impact of Kanye West

This March, Palgrave MacMillan will publish The Cultural Impact of Kanye West (edited by Julius Bailey), which features “An Examination of the Kanye West Higher Education Trilogy” by Heidi R. Lewis, TFW Associate Editor and Assistant Professor of Feminist & Gender Studies at Colorado College, and “You got Kanyed: Seen But Not Heard” by David J. Leonard, TFW Associate...
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