Posts Tagged identity

Not Oprah’s Book Club: Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

Ed. note: This is a guest post from Emily Villano. Emily is a recent college graduate and a feminist, living and writing in Central Oregon.

Edwidge Danticat has stated that though her body is in the United States, her imagination lies in Haiti. She writes about Haiti in Brooklyn, NY, with her debut novel Breathe, Eyes, Memory; in the Dominican Republic, with The Farming of Bones, her hauntingly intimate portrayal of the Haitian Massacre; in the fraught memories of state-sponsored torture, with The Dew Breaker; in the U.S. immigrant detention center, with her memoir Brother, I’m Dying. Danticat’s books deftly thread personal and political histories, issues of gender, race, class, and nationality, and evoke a Haiti at once distinctive and ...

Ed. note: This is a guest post from Emily Villano. Emily is a recent college graduate and a feminist, living and writing in Central Oregon.

Edwidge Danticat has stated that though her body is in the United States, ...

Introducing: Butch Lab

Sinclair Sexsmith (who you may know from the blog Sugarbutch Chronicles) launched a new project recently: Butch Lab.

Butch Lab was born out of Sinclair’s project last year, Top Hot Butches (I have to admit, I was number 68).

So far, Butch Lab seems like a really cool outgrowth. Rather than a Top 100 list (how would you even begin to rank all these folks?!?) it’s an exploration of butch identify from those who self-identify as such. As Sinclair calls it, a “database of inspiration.” From the site:

The mission of the Butch Lab Project is to promote a greater understanding of masculine of center gender identities, expressions, and presentations, through encouraging: 1. visibility, because we feel ...

Sinclair Sexsmith (who you may know from the blog Sugarbutch Chronicles) launched a new project recently: Butch Lab.

Butch Lab was born out of Sinclair’s project last year, Top Hot Butches (I have to ...