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Queer and trans Latinx activists explain how America contributed to the Orlando massacre.

The Latinx LGBTQ community and its stories of survival should be at center of the response to Orlando, says Isa Noyola. 

Queer and trans Latinx activists explain how America contributed to the Orlando massacre.

The Latinx LGBTQ community and its stories of survival should be at center of the response to Orlando, says Isa Noyola. 

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On Poetry, Beauty, the Body, and Ali

1. I used to write poetry, which, at the time, offered both emotional flexibility and rigor. It also offered a way to talk about beauty without feeling more trapped in or compromised by my body than I already did.

1. I used to write poetry, which, at the time, offered both emotional flexibility and rigor. It also offered a way to talk about beauty without feeling more trapped in or compromised by my body than I ...

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Quick Hit: 20 Young Writers Of Color Share Their Favorite Poems

You’re missing out if you haven’t yet checked out this wonderful poet curating favorite poems of other young, wonderful, and talented friends and hopefully soon-to-be friends of color.

You’re missing out if you haven’t yet checked out this wonderful poet curating favorite poems of other young, wonderful, and talented friends and hopefully soon-to-be friends of color.

Nicki Minaj, reading poem text into a microphone.

Video of the Day: Nicki Minaj recites Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise”

I must have been avoiding Twitter on November 20. Apparently A&E and iHeartMedia hosted Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America, which aired that night. Their website includes some big name performers like Jamie Foxx, Ed Sheeran, John Legend, Big Sean, and Sting. But what I regret the most is that I wasn’t able to live tweet this dope moment where Nicki Minaj recited Maya Angelou’s infamous poem “Still I Rise.”

I must have been avoiding Twitter on November 20. Apparently A&E and iHeartMedia hosted Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America, which aired that night. Their website includes some big name ...

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Feminsting Reads: Bodymap by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Lambda Literary Award-winning writer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap, published this summer by Mawenzi House, returns often to the word “home.” Home is a meeting of body and map,
tattooed on Piepzna-Samarasinha’s breastplate and charted throughout the work in sensory memories, corporeal trauma, physical pleasures. 

Lambda Literary Award-winning writer Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha’s Bodymap, published this summer by Mawenzi House, returns often to the word “home.” Home is a meeting of body and map,
tattooed on Piepzna-Samarasinha’s breastplate and charted throughout the work in ...

Feministing Readz: Dorothea Lasky’s Rome

These days, it seems like wound talk is everywhere. Throughout the blogosphere, feminist writers have explosively reopened public discussions of how to articulate and theorize their pain. In April, Leslie Jamison sketched an expansive topography of wounded women of poetry and prose, challenging the frequent dismissal of female pain as condescendingly lumped into the genre of “confessional.”

Though Jamison’s essay was a viral sensation upon its release, she is not the first writer to grapple publicly with the problem of writing woundedness and womanhood. As early as the 1970s, Toi Derricotte confronted the belittlement of her candid poems on black identity as a reaction against “what is real and what people do not want to hear.” Beginning with Emily Dickinson, spanning ...

These days, it seems like wound talk is everywhere. Throughout the blogosphere, feminist writers have explosively reopened public discussions of how to articulate and theorize their pain. In April, Leslie Jamison sketched an expansive topography of wounded ...

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