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5 Black LGBT Writers To Follow Online

 

Organized by the brilliant Amber Williams and in honor of Black History Month, ” #UMBlackout: Mobilizing Black Communities for Radical Transformation in the Digital Age” symposium was a day long opportunity for “contemporary black activist leadership” to engage in “transformative change through digital forums. Through workshops, lectures, and a panel discussion, a wide variety of scholars, campus and grassroots organizers engaged in diverse reflections about the role of the internet in social change efforts through strategic mobilization.”

After being in attendance for the Blackest day ever, I was so inspired by the writers and content creators who led workshops and delivered keynotes all day, and by those who weren’t present but whose wisdom was called into the room. I wanted to share a list ...

 

Organized by the brilliant Amber Williams and in honor of Black History Month, ” #UMBlackout: Mobilizing Black Communities for Radical Transformation in the Digital Age” symposium was a day long opportunity for “contemporary black activist leadership” to engage ...

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Feministing Jamz video of the week: The Body Electric by Hurray for the Riff Raff

In another case of a video which should have made the best of 2014 list but came out shortly after the list was published, we have “The Body Electric” by Hurray For The Riff Raff. The video and song, which tackle racist, gendered, and transmisogynist violence — while managing to be gorgeous at the same time — shook me to my core.

In another case of a video which should have made the best of 2014 list but came out shortly after the list was published, we have “The Body Electric” by Hurray For The ...

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Feministing Jamz: A fall playlist featuring women & queers of color

Sometimes when I go a bit without writing about music, it’s because I’ve been too busy to find something new to post. But most of the time I have the opposite problem – there’s just so much cool new stuff, I don’t even know where to start.

Sometimes when I go a bit without writing about music, it’s because I’ve been too busy to find something new to post. But most of the time I have the opposite problem – there’s just so much ...

Feministing Jamz: Women and queer people of color on state violence

Though conversations on state violence tend to focus on (presumed straight) men, women, queer, and trans folks of color have a huge stake in this conversation. Violence on behalf of the state affects women, queer, and trans folks of color directly in a lot of different ways — not to mention the very real toll of state violence on other members of our communities: our fathers, our brothers, our children. It should come as no surprise, then, when women and queer folks of color address these issues in their music.

Though conversations on state violence tend to focus on (presumed straight) men, women, queer, and trans folks of color have a huge stake in this conversation. Violence on behalf of the state affects women, ...

Video: Conversations on prison abolition with Reina Gossett and Dean Spade

Have you been thinking about prison abolition, but have some questions about its practical applications beyond the seemingly-far-away dream of a prison-free world? Do you have questions about what it means to work towards prison abolition in your daily life? Have you been wondering about the intersections of prison abolition and trans liberation? Then this amazing video series at the Barnard Center for Research and Women featuring conversations between Reina Gossett and Dean Spade is for you.

Have you been thinking about prison abolition, but have some questions about its practical applications beyond the seemingly-far-away dream of a prison-free world? Do you have ...

Video: Conversations on prison abolition with Reina Gossett and Dean Spade

Have you been thinking about prison abolition, but have some questions about its practical applications beyond the seemingly-far-away dream of a prison-free world? Do you have questions about what it means to work towards prison abolition in your daily life? Have you been wondering about the intersections of prison abolition and trans liberation? Then this amazing video series at the Barnard Center for Research and Women featuring conversations between Reina Gossett and Dean Spade is for you.

Have you been thinking about prison abolition, but have some questions about its practical applications beyond the seemingly-far-away dream of a prison-free world? Do you have questions about what it 

Rest in power: Queer theorist José Esteban Muñoz dies at 46

Highly regarded and influential queer theorist and NYU Tish School of the Arts professor José Esteban Muñoz died yesterday at the age of 46. His work focused on the intersections of race, sexuality, class, aesthetics, and performance. His death was first announced on the blog of the University of Minnesota Press  — where his groundbreaking Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics was published — soon after which I started seeing tributes on social media from my queer and trans people of color community. 

Highly regarded and influential queer theorist and NYU Tish School of the Arts professor José Esteban Muñoz died yesterday at the age of 46. His work focused on the intersections of race, sexuality, class, aesthetics, ...