Posts Tagged ‘women of color’

Renee at Womanist Musings is hosting a blog carnival for women of color and allies. As she explains:

It is my hope to be able to run this carnival once a month and feature posts that show an intersection of racism and all of the “isms”. It is often the invisible elephant in the room and the more we all work hard to shed light on the different ways in which our society is divided the closer we will move to a post racial world.

Here is the link to the carnival web page…Please take the time to submit something. I would like to also remind everyone that I am accepting guest posts, so if there is something you want to get off your chest, just send me an e-mail. I am trying to broaden the conversations that happen here.

You can also post links to me in the comments, or send them via e-mail to terakrk AT gmail DOT com. The first edition of the carnival will run on February 15; subsequent editions will run on the 15th of every month.

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hat tip: Ms. CripChick:

I read about this project a while ago, and am psyched that it’s still going forward. So, get submittin’!

What the Hell is a Radical Woman of Color?
Real Stories by Radical Women of Color and Allies
An Anthology

Contact: info@adelenieves.com
Deadline: Wednesday, November 9, 2008 (see the editor’s comment)

Format, topic ideas, and payment/project agreement below the cut.

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….in a bad horror movie from the ’80s! (Who knew?)

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"My freedom ends where your safety begins."
                                               --how a teacher explained freedom of speech in 7th grade

I’m a big believer in safe spaces. Having to navigate somewhere that isn’t my house takes a lot of effort; I only noticed just how much effort once I left school and stopped having to spend 6 hours a day in a strange-to-me place. But I’ve always felt most comfortable in my house–my bedroom, especially. Maybe that’s why I like stories about people trying to protect their homes from outsiders.


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The Angry Black Woman is hosting a Carnival of Allies

[w]here self-identified allies write to other people like themselves about why this or that oppression and prejudice is wrong. Why they are allies. Why the usual excuses are not good enough. I figure allies probably know full well all the many and various arguments people throw up to make prejudice and oppression okay. Things that someone on the other side of the fence may not hear. Address those things and more besides.

And when I say allies, I’m talking about any and every type. PoC [people of color] can be (and should be) allies to other PoC, or to LGBTQ [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual/transgender, queer] people if they are straight, or any number of other combinations. If you feel like you’re an ally and have something to say about that, you should submit to this carnival.

The deadline for submissions is May 5. Again, go here for the full rundown, and to submit your entry.

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A while back I saw this video of Mia Mingus accepting the Creating Change Award on MsCripChick’s blog (includes transcript). I thought her speech was awesome, of course, but something seemed vaguely familiar about her, particularly her voice.(I recognize people by their voices more often than by their faces). Last night after watching the video again I had an epiphany: “Ohmygod! That’s Mia Mingus!”

We met at Agnes Scott College, and were in the same graduating class. Mia helped organize a disabled students’ advocacy group on campus, which was way cool. (Although I didn’t do much work; I mostly just listened to everyone else). One of our issues was accessibility of handicapped parking spaces, and reporting people who parked in them illegally.

Now, Mia’s the co-executive director of SPARK! Reproductive Justice NOW. The organization has a YouTube channel here. Unfortunately, none of the videos are captioned; I’ll see if I can work with them to change that. Also, here’s a copy of a speech Mia gave on violence against women, as well as her review of Audre Lorde’s The Cancer Journals.

Yes, I’m a little slow on the uptake sometimes. At least now I can stalk get back in touch with Mia and congratulate her.

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