Tag Archives: Marissa Alexander

Keeping Marissa in mind

Tweet I was honored to participate in this campaign, Keeping Marissa in Mind, organized by the extraordinary activist Mariame Kaba. The poem I’m reading in this video is called “Flare” and it’s written by National Book Award winner Nikky Finney.  Tweet
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#KnowYourHistory: Women of color have been moving beyond “pro-choice” for decades

TweetOn Tuesday, the New York Times published a feature on reproductive health advocates moving away from the language of “choice.” An important and interesting topic, the potentially illuminating piece instead served to obscure the history of the move away from choice language, completely erasing women of color’s crucial role in developing the reproductive justice framework that [...]
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Marissa Alexander now could face 60 years in prison for defending herself

TweetThe state of Florida seems determined to punish Marissa Alexander for defending herself. You may recall that in the fall, the black mother who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot into a wall to scare off her abusive husband, was granted a retrial. She was released, after three years in [...]
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Weekly Feminist GIF

TweetWHEN FLORIDA TRIES TO SEND MARISSA ALEXANDER BACK TO PRISON FOR GOING SHOPPING I tried holding it together, but it was truly enraging. Luckily, the judge ruled that Marissa Alexander will remain free on bond (Twitter user @AngieNixon live-tweeted the hearing). But the determination of the state to lock a black woman away is enough to set your entire [...]
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Why is Florida State Attorney Angela Corey trying to put Marissa Alexander back in jail?

TweetSigh.  Marissa Alexander was finally released after years in prison, but State’s Attorney Angela Corey just moved to revoke her bond on the grounds that she left her home in violation of the terms of her release to go shopping with friends and family.  Alexander’s attorney maintains that she had the permission of the supervising corrections [...]
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