Saturday, May 21, 2011

Drop It Like It's Hot

Thanks again for a marvelous week of conversations everyone.  Also, thanks so much for welcoming Eva.  It has long been a goal of mine to make Womanist Musings a truly inclusive and intersectional site and I believe we are finally well on the road to that.  It is my hope that at least once a week all readers will see an issue that directly effects them discussed on the blog. I really want this to be a space for marginalized people to gather and discuss issues safely. We may not always get things right, but please trust that a good faith effort exists.

I am currently seeking someone to join the team to talk about issues related to fat activism.  I would like someone who feels comfortable talking about their own experiences, as well as taking an FA perspective to conversations around body image.  If you are interested in becoming part of the team, please send an email to womanistmusings (at) gmail (dot) com with two samples of writing and an explanation as why it is important for you to explore this issue. Please note, this is a non paid writing assignment.

As always, Womanist Musings retains its open guest posting policy.  If you are interested in sharing an original piece or work that you have previously published on your blog, please use the above email.  Please include a small three line bio, and an image that you feel best represents you.

As usual, below you will find links to stories that I found interesting this week.  A link does not necessarily mean endorsement, it simply means that something about the piece caught my attention.  Please show these bloggers some love and check them out.  When you are done, don't forget to drop it like it's hot and leave you link behind in the comment section.

Black Feminist Book Club: The Europeanization of African Hair
Still Separate and Unequal, Generations After Brown V Board
SlutWalk: A Stroll Through White Supremacy
Should We Be at War with Obesity?
Why Bisexual Vampires Suck
And I Should Know
TO BE BLACK AND ALSO A "MUTT"
Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things: Disability in Game of Thrones
The Freedom Rides 50th Anniversary  
The Conservative Bootstrap Single Mom Dreamboat 
On Being A Fat Southern Woman; A First Rumination on Class
Why Slutwalk
I Spy With My Fat Eye; On Seeing And Being Seen
U.S. syphilis  in Guatemala "infected 1,300"
Radical Childbirth