Tag Archives: indigenous

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

Tweet 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 [...]
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Mexican indigenous woman who was separated from baby allowed to pursue lawsuit against Mississippi welfare agency

Tweet In the past few weeks, stories coming from Oaxaca Mexico have reminded us just how limited and threatened the reproductive rights of indigenous Mexican women are. Local Oaxacans have been using social media to document the repeated cases of indigenous women denied care at local maternal clinics and being forced to give birth in waiting rooms, [...]
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No reproductive justice for pregnant indigenous women in Mexico

Tweet In October of last year, Irma Lopez Aurelio arrived at a state health clinic in Oaxaca, Mexico, in labor with her third child. The doctors at the clinic told her to come back, that her labor was not advanced enough and no doctor was available to help her. Irma, who is Indigenous, spoke little Spanish and was [...]
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This week in feminism south of the border

Tweet Image Source 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 [...]
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Latinas Feministas: Lorena Cabnal

Tweet Continuing our series of posts on Latina feminist resources and activists, today we’re featuring an interview with Lorena Cabnal. Lorena is an indigenous Xinka woman living in Guatemala. She is a self described community feminist, and the co-founder of the Association of Indigenous Women of Santa María Xalapán. She recently returned from a speaking tour with [...]
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