Thanks again for a marvelous week of conversations everyone. 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.
Why an Apology from Obama on Geronimo is Unlikely
Virginity and Religious Narratives and Elisabeth Smart
"The Sikh Pioneers of North America": The Punjabi-Mexican Americans of California
And If We Cry
How to Make Love to a Trans Person
I'm Not Racist But
The war on drugs is a joke, we know it's a joke, so why don't we change course?
Thoughts on co-dependency in Relation to Latin American women
Honoring African American Civil War Soldiers, But Still Searching for the Myth That is "The Black Confederate."
Egypt: "virginity checks" performed on women arrested after protest
The pregnant pro wrestler: 'You can't fully blame it on her'
I'm Only An American At Your Whim
And If We Cry
Nigella Lawson is right. Baking is a feminist act.
Women of Colour in Burlesque: The Not-So-Hidden-History
Retroactive drug sentencing is change we can believe in
You are such a tease: Are there gender dimensions to all the Breaking Dawn Teaser Trailers
Overcrowding in California Prisons