Posts Tagged independence

Feministing Jamz: What Las Cafeteras’ “This Land” says about land & power

Last week I wrote about a little yoga studio challenging big things in East LA. People’s Yoga might seem like a simple spot for some fun exercise, but with each class it offers, it challenges deeply entrenched systems of white supremacy and economic inequities.

This week People’s Yoga co-founder Leah Gallego’s band, Las Cafeteras, is doing the same thing with its latest music video, released just in time for Independence Day in the U.S. As profiled in last week’s post, Las Cafeteras is a band “who is looking for love and fighting for justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles,” so this video comes as no surprise.

Transcript available in the Youtube description.

Last week I wrote about a little yoga studio challenging big things in East LA. People’s Yoga might seem like a simple spot for some fun exercise, but with each class it offers, it challenges deeply entrenched ...

Thursday Weigh-In: Independence Day Edition

Yesterday was the Fourth of July! And since we weren’t posting and didn’t have a Wednesday Weigh-In, it seems only fitting to do one today on independence and individualism.

In America, we typically spend much of our “Independence Day” celebrating with others: barbeques, beach outings, and watching fireworks with friends are all pretty traditional activities.  But despite the social nature of our celebration, independence is still at the heart of the holiday. And while it’s true that the “independence” in “Independence Day” is referring more to national sovereignty than individual, it still seems like a good time to reflect a bit on what “independence” is meaning these days. Thanks to Destiny’s Child and 1980’s Lady Power Suits, the term “independent woman” ...

Yesterday was the Fourth of July! And since we weren’t posting and didn’t have a Wednesday Weigh-In, it seems only fitting to do one today on independence and individualism.

In America, we typically spend much of our “Independence ...