Saturday, April 17, 2010

Drop It Like It’s Hot

Hello everyone.  The conversations that have happened this week on the blog have been amazing.  I have learned so much and I am deeply grateful for all of your participation.  I love that there has been such a wonderful attempt to be respectful because honestly, difficult topics often turn into flame wars elsewhere on the internet.  

This week I would like to talk to you about something new I would love us to work on as a community.  I am going to call it project Hometown Hero.  It seems to me that in a lot of womanist/feminist/trans/gay spaces  too often look to celebrities to set the standard.  We quibble back and forth whether or not a specific person meets the criteria of hero, and I think that this means that we often ignore people who are right in front of us changing perspectives and fighting the good fight everyday.

For project Hometown Hero, I would love it if you would consider writing in to tell us about someone in your community who inspires you.  It does not matter what gender they are, their sexuality or occupation.  With all of the negative that we see everyday, I think it would be awesome to stop and celebrate the people that we see in our everyday lives that are trying to make a difference.  This person could be someone that you knew in the past, for instance a teacher that left a lasting impression on you, or perhaps ze is someone you still interact with today. 

There is still so much good in this world and I believe it is time that we celebrate.  I am hoping to run project Hometown Hero for the month of May.  It does not have to be a long post, just whatever you feel comfortable sharing.  If you wish to remain anonymous I will honour that.  Please send your post via e-mail to womanistmusings [at]

Below you will find a series of posts that I found interesting this week.  Please show these bloggers some love and check them out.  When you are done, don’t forget to drop it likes it’s hot and leave your link behind in the comment section.

Casual Racism

We See Your Greatness….Why Don’t You?

Kathryn Bigelow Wins Breast Director Award

Fat is Contagious

The Problem with Teen Microphone Racism

Taxes and Death


Sikhism – A Feminist Religion?

Listening to the natural world

A Woman’s Right to Sit by Her Partner’s Hospital Bed

Tainted Produce Found in Low-Income Grocery Stores

Today’s Giggle Moment

Clitoraid confusing genuine well-wishers 

Feminist Intersection:5 Native Myths You Really Oughta Know About

Hey, feminist movement!