Posts Tagged Immigration

Feministing Jamz: On love and diaspora with Gabriel Teodros


Seattle-based emcee Gabriel Teodros knows another world is possible, and he is bringing that world to life through his music. A second-generation Ethiopian American, Teodros explores themes of diaspora, blackness, masculinity, resistance, and love through his music, which is always on point. This remains the case on his new record, Children of the Dragons, and we had a chance to chat with him about feminism, music, and the meaning of “home.”  Check it out! 


Seattle-based emcee Gabriel Teodros knows another world is possible, and he is bringing that world to life through his music. A second-generation Ethiopian American, Teodros explores themes of diaspora, blackness, masculinity, resistance, and love through ...

Five things not to do when writing about trans women of color

TW: Transmisogyny

This weekend I got to see Laverne Cox speak, and it reminded me once again of how grateful I am for her, for Janet Mock, for our own Katherine Cross, for my girl Morgan Collado, and for all the trans women of color out there who are speaking their truths and generously using their words and time to shed light on their lived experience. I am so grateful for the work they’re doing, and for the increased spotlight on how we can improve the material conditions of the diverse communities of trans women. But when there is a sudden rise in mainstream attention to a set of issues that have long been marginalized, there are ...

TW: Transmisogyny

This weekend I got to see Laverne Cox speak, and it reminded me once again of how grateful I am for her, for Janet Mock, for our own Katherine Cross, for my girl

Feministing Jamz: DJ Ushka on music, migrations, and cultural appropriation

If you don’t know DJ Ushka yet, it is definitely in your interest to get to know her. Born Thanu Yakupitiyage in Sri Lanka, DJ Ushka is currently based out of Brooklyn (via Thailand). When she’s not working as an immigrants’ rights organizer, she’s incorporating the music and resistance of the global south into eminently danceable mixes. I had the pleasure of chatting on the phone with DJ Ushka a couple weeks ago, and we talked feminism, migration, and the ways DJs can participate in — and resist — cultural appropriation.

I also asked her to pick out ten songs or videos she was feeling. She ended up giving me eleven, and you know what? That is really great news for ...

If you don’t know DJ Ushka yet, it is definitely in your interest to get to know her. Born Thanu Yakupitiyage in Sri Lanka, DJ Ushka is currently based out of Brooklyn (via Thailand). When she’s ...

Watch this father sing “Home” with his daughters and help fight for family reunification

Jorge Narvaez is a father of two who became a YouTube star a few years ago after he and his 6-year-old daughter, Alexa, sang a rendition of “Home” that went viral. Now, Narvaez is back with another version with both adorable daughters and is using using his platform to speak out about his mother, Esther Alvarado, who is being detained in Arizona after she was denied re-entry into the US.

Jorge Narvaez is a father of two who became a YouTube star a few years ago after he and his 6-year-old daughter, Alexa, sang a rendition of “Home” that went viral. Now, Narvaez is back with another ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Malia and Sasha in the White House: dangerous narrative about the progress of African-American girls.

Social media, teens, moral panic, and the sexual predators that “lurk everywhere”.

Cooking skills and farm vegetables in inner-city Washington D.C.

Beyonce is asking ‘how come,and so am I.”

Corporate sponsors flee from Boston’s homophobic St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Why Lupita Nyong’o should be the star of  the new Star Wars

Malia and Sasha in the White House: dangerous narrative about the progress of African-American girls.

Social media, teens, moral panic, and the sexual predators that “lurk everywhere”.

Cooking skills and farm vegetables in ...

Immigrants’ rights activists arrested in Arizona

A hunger strike started on Presidents’ Day by immigrant detainees at the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona and later joined by outside activists has resulted in three arrests. Well-known undocumented youth and national immigration activist Erika Andiola, along with two other immigrants’ rights activists, were arrested on Tuesday after refusing to move from the camp they had set up for the protest. 

A hunger strike started on Presidents’ Day by immigrant detainees at the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona and later joined by outside activists has resulted in three arrests. Well-known undocumented youth and national immigration activist ...

This week in feminism south of the border

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A few of the pieces I’ve been reading on what feminists have been up to this week just south of the border:

Be sure to check out Red for Gender’s wonderful blog carnival, #dearcaribbean, with love  The series has covered topics ranging from victim-blaming to dictatorship, with writers from all around the Caribbean and its diaspora, and it’s still going!

Is pacification increasing violence against women in Rio’s favelas?

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A few of the pieces I’ve been reading on what feminists have been up to this week just south of the border:

Be sure to check out Red for ...

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