You find yourself a fucking taco, or a fucking beer, or a fucking taco and a beer, then you eat the fucking taco or drink the fucking beer or eat and drink both the fucking taco and the beer, and then you donate some money to an abortion fund. You fucking film yourself doing this shit and then you…
Unlike yesterday’s post where I explained where this came from, I will try not put myself in front of these images and just let their words have their impact. Mia McKenzie is an up and coming writer. Like Imani Gandy, she is a part of this new black conglomerate of black feminist writers and has helped create a new space for these feminists. Unlike those who follow, she is the person who seems to have potential to be the activist that people will be talking about for generations to come. She has the potential of being this generation’s Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, or Zora Neale Hurston. I could be premature heaping this praise on her, however, only time will tell. I chose this quote to follow Miss Gandi’s image because it helps humanize what being a black woman is, a whole human being with a whole self. Share if you agree.
Tomorrow is Imani Gandy’s birthday, and I want her to get all of the birthday wishes by posting this now (All of the birthday!) (If you don’t know what that’s about, you don’t know her work.) As a birthday present to her, I am turning the week of her birthday into a celebration of Black Feminism. Imani Gandy went on This Week in Blackness when Jamilah Lemieux was harassed because she didn’t want to know more about something she couldn’t care less about. Conservatives and white men were outraged that a black woman wouldn’t want to listen to what they had to say. Imani was on TWiB and was understandably upset and exhausted on how black feminists constantly are attacked and ignored. (This has continued as the rape culture-pick-up artist community started up creating fake black feminist hashtags to derail and discredit the movement by making black feminists look ridiculous.) Imani asked (and I don’t remember her exact words) “When will someone stand up for us? Because it is exhausting standing up all the time for ourselves.” I don’t want to be the “White Savior.” However, I will amplify voices this week on just some of the issues black feminists deal with. I will be doing this with less verbiage, too. Thank you, Imani, for all the hard work you do for standing up, and although you don’t know me, just know, I have your back. Happy Birthday, too. Share if you agree.
Steven Salaita initiated an important discussion on Facebook about the discourse around anti-Blackness on social media, specifically Twitter. I tweeted out a link to his post earlier but since not everyone has Facebook, Steve gave me permission to share his…
Read the opinion here: http://1.usa.gov/1pE5wDK
Check out some of the practical implications of the McCullen decision here: http://ow.ly/ytVAO
next time someone demands your digits and you want to get out of the situation, you can give them this number: (669) 221-6251.
when the person calls or texts, an automatically-generated quotation from feminist writer bell hooks will respond for you.
protect your privacy while dropping some…