U.S.

Pageantry

December 17, 2012
By
Pageantry

By Petrina Crockford The first summer our dads were in Afghanistan, our moms on the base got together and organized a parade and pageant. Streamers hung from the tree branches and blew in the breeze; balloons tied to the community mailbox batted against each other; in the center of the cul-de-sac at the end...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Fiction, U.S., World | Comments Off

A Photo-essay: Decolonizing My Body, My Being

December 12, 2012
By
A Photo-essay: Decolonizing My Body, My Being

By: Edward Ndopu In the winter of 2011, almost three weeks before my twenty-first birthday, I had the extraordinary pleasure of joining forces with photographer Saddi Khali, a visionary artist celebrated for producing exquisite nude portraits of black and brown bodies. In fact, I myself commissioned him to photograph me nude. Initially, I was...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Region, Sexuality, U.S., Uncategorized, World, Youth | 77 Comments »

Proving Rape to Receive Public Assistance: Pennsylvania HB 2718

December 10, 2012
By
Proving Rape to Receive Public Assistance: Pennsylvania HB 2718

By Kalen Young Now that the adrenaline from November 6th has begun to wear off, I find my concentration turning to more localized legislation. My fervor for this year’s presidential election proved to be a potent distraction from bills lurking under the radar, like Pennsylvania’s H.B. 2718. Recently, riding on the residual ardor of...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Economy, Family, Politics, U.S., Violence | Comments Off

Concluding TFW's Forum on World AIDS Day 2012

December 2, 2012
By
Concluding TFW's Forum on World AIDS Day 2012

Today marks the conclusion of our Forum on World AIDS Day, but we are committed to making space for critical conversations on HIV/AIDS throughout the year. Indeed, we must remember, as writer and visual artist Ted Kerr reminds us: ”Every day is World AIDS Day, once a year the media remembers.” As we bring this...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Family, Health, Politics, Sexuality, U.S., Uncategorized, World, Youth | Comments Off

The Work, Frontline HIV Prevention Workers, & the Labor of Love Yet To Be Done

December 1, 2012
By
The Work, Frontline HIV Prevention Workers, & the Labor of Love Yet To Be Done

By: Lillian Rivera, MPH & Edgar Rivera Colón, PhD December 1st, World AIDS Day, represents a multitude of things to people involved in addressing and living with the enduring global pandemic. Our own lives would have been very different if the HIV/AIDS crisis had not visited and wreaked havoc upon the communities of our concern...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Culture, Economy, Education, Family, Health, Politics, Sexuality, U.S., World, Youth | Comments Off

HIV/AIDS in the Prison Industrial Complex

November 30, 2012
By
HIV/AIDS in the Prison Industrial Complex

By Sandy Guillaume As the United States prepared to mark another World AIDS Day (WAD), I wondered to myself: What catchy slogan will be used this year to call attention to the never-ending fight to eradicate HIV/AIDS? This year’s slogan, “Working Together for an AIDS-Free Generation,” assumes that we are actually “working together.” But...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Education, Family, Health, U.S. | Comments Off

TFW Interviews an Expert in the HIV Prevention Field: Dr. David Malebranche

November 30, 2012
By

TFW: The theme for World AIDS Day from 2011-2015, which is “Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths,” is a forward-looking goal that some may read as hyperbolic given the steady rates of HIV among certain populations. Can we get to zero? If so, what do we need to...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Culture, Health, Politics, U.S., Youth | Comments Off

The Assembly

November 29, 2012
By

Queens, NY 1984 Nothing in P.S. 19 was ever heated enough. The auditorium, the cafeteria, the large windows with their pull-down plastic vinyl drapes rattled in another winter storm.  Ms. Cooperman, our teacher, frowned as she saw us shiver. “Bring your coats,” she said. “We’re having an assembly.”  It had snowed heavily the day...
Read more »

Posted in Culture, Education, Health, Politics, Sexuality, U.S., Uncategorized, Youth | 8 Comments »

Introducing TFW's Forum on World AIDS Day

November 29, 2012
By
Introducing TFW's Forum on World AIDS Day

I was in my early teens when an aunt shared that an estranged and presumably “gay” cousin, one whose name was the same as mine, had died of an AIDS-related illness. Our names were not the only similarity we shared, it seemed. I also recall the mysterious and hurried death of an older second...
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in Culture, Economy, Education, Family, Health, Politics, Region, Sexuality, U.S., World, Youth | Comments Off

Don’t tell me about your nanny (unless you’re willing to put your money where your mouth is)

November 28, 2012
By
Don’t tell me about your nanny  (unless you’re willing to put your money where your mouth is)

A recent Time magazine article on the “Invisible World of Nannies, Housekeepers, and Caregivers” by Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, prompted me to post this piece. I have to send this one out to all my Filipinas. And for those who don’t know, consider this an educational moment. Several years ago I...
Read more »

Posted in Family, Health, Immigration, U.S., Uncategorized | Comments Off

Follow The Feminist Wire

Arts & Culture

  • 2 poems by Margaree Little molly little

    BLACKBERRY GARDEN As though by going back to it now it would become clear—or more than that, say what you mean, come right, a resolution of the leaves piling up in the yard, then turning to mulch, behind the house the blackberry bushes taking over the length of the garden.  [...]

  • Two Poems by Erin Parks then and now

    By Erin Parks     3 Queens Haiku Strange and strong Women Transcending normal life things Freedom in a word           For Men Who Claim They Love #TeamNatural My hair is not easy to manipulate. It takes time, patience, and skill. Yes, you must know how [...]

  • Two Poems by Emma Victoria Miller GIRL_A~1

    By Emma Victoria Miller     The Water Carrier   Last night I dreamt of the house of the girl who drew water, The girl of the three miracles, The girl who drowned at sea. Last night I dreamt of my Manderley, Not buried nor burnt, nor overgrown, No fairytale [...]