Posts Tagged ‘ Black Feminism ’

calling ourselves into freedom: Black art and decolonial aesthetics

April 18, 2014
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calling ourselves into freedom: Black art and decolonial aesthetics

By luam kidane as Black women who won’t accept the world as white supremacy gives it to us there is a jarring, a dissonance as you try to reconcile your spirit with the things you are told to believe and the people you are told should hold you and love you. so you...
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For Darker Sisters

April 17, 2014
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By Ahmad Greene-Hayes I am the great-great-great grandson of former enslaved Georgians—the Johnson family to be exact. I come from a lineage of individuals whom I do not know, and unfortunately know little about. All I know is that they picked cotton and tobacco, tilled fields, and did all they could to comply with...
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In Solidarity with Mireille Miller-Young: Porn Studies, Context, and Speech

April 2, 2014
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One of the images Dr. Miller-Young analyzes in her scholarship.
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By Heather Berg Various scholars, journalists, and shock jocks have shared their perspectives on the March 4th encounter between UCSB Professor Mireille Miller-Young and the anti-choice group Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust (writing this out gives me the creeps so I’ll use SAH subsequently). I am not interested in presenting a judgment of Professor...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Black Women, Bodies, Feminism, History, Politics, Reproduction, Sexuality, Stereotypes, U.S., Work | No Comments »

Feminists We Love: Toni Cade Bambara

March 25, 2014
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TFW Associate Editor Heidi R. Lewis, "The feminism she gave me is heavy—obliging me both epistemologically and ontologically. For these reasons, I often still wonder if I’m really ready, for, as she once said, 'revolution begins with the self, in the self.'"
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Toward a Feminist Politics of De-Criminalization and Abolition: Why We Support Dr. Mireille Miller-Young

March 22, 2014
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By Tamara L. Spira and Heather M. Turcotte We contest the criminalization of UC Santa Barbara feminist studies professor, Dr. Mireille Miller-Young. As feminists dedicated to fostering movements for anti-racist queer positive sexuality, we support Dr. Miller-Young. As feminists who work for the erotic autonomies and collective sexual self-determination of marginalized communities, we support...
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Posted in Academia, Activism, Black Women, Bodies, Criminal Justice, Health, Patriarchy, Privilege, Racism, Reproduction, Sexism, Stereotypes, U.S., Violence, White Privilege, White Women, Whiteness, Women of Color | 6 Comments »

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock (Book Review)

March 7, 2014
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By David B. Green, Jr. I have learned through the process of story telling and sharing that we all come from various walks of life and that doesn’t make any of us less valid. –Janet Mock   To date, there exist only a select number of memoirs written by self-identified Black trans or drag-queen...
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Why Is Academic Writing So Beautiful? Notes on Black Feminist Scholarship

March 4, 2014
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Angela Davis and Toni Morrison

By Emily Lordi The title of this piece responds to Joshua Rothman’s recent essay for the New Yorker blog, “Why Is Academic Writing So Academic?”, which is itself a response to Nicholas Kristof’s call for academics to engage in public debate. Both Rothman, a writer and editor who considered a career in academia, and...
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The Audre Lorde Archival Research Seminar at Spelman College

February 27, 2014
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By Jerry Wever The Audre Lorde Archival Research Seminar at Spelman College in Atlanta is such a special seminar.   This year marks the third offering in three years (2012-2014).  Interdisciplinary, it offers Spelman students a full immersion in Audre Lorde’s radical genius.  Fellow Spelman professor and poet Opal Moore and I co-created and co-teach...
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Love Note for Audre Lorde

February 26, 2014
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By Jennifer Abod Audre was the first black lesbian feminist that I saw in the flesh. I had discovered her several years before in a black feminist magazine called Azalea. My daughter and niece were in the next room. I remember yelling and immediately clapping my hand over my mouth because I didn’t want to...
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Dear Audre Lorde

February 23, 2014
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      Dear Audre Lorde, I thank you for the poem that you were and the poem that you are. You are the poem that I cling to at night when I’m afraid. You are my symbol of survival. I never had the chance to meet you in the flesh. My relationship with...
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    Our Dangerous Sweetness “caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare” -Audre Lorde When I hear the news, another one of us has been killed my heart constricts, I clutch at my own heart, I reach with a frantic grief towards [...]

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    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.  [...]

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    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 [...]