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.
WWDFDRD (What would Franklin Delano Roosevelt do?)
Giving Loving Day Its Due
On the Gay in Damascus Hoax and Filtering Our Stories Through a White Lens
History Repeats Itself in Peter King's Fear of Black "Prislams"
Full Figured Fashion Week 2011
White Men Impersonating Want Lesbian Bloggers Want Everything but the Burden
Mom says, 'Don't Go Stealth!'
The Untold Story of the Black Pin Up: Part one, Part two, Part three, Part four, Part five, Part six, Part 7, part 8
Why the "Transsexual" vs "Transgender" Debate is Irrelevant to the Fight for Equal Rights
A Critical Time to Protect Native Women and Advance Tribal Jurisdiction
An Open Letter to Courtney Martin, and Editor at Feministing.com
Teaching the N Word
Voting is only common sense in an elite way
Anderson Cooper Owes You Nothing
Big Bank Take Little Bank: Inequity in the War on Drugs
Child Brides: Perversion vs Cultural Context
Germaine Greer denies mass rapes in Bangladesh during 1971 Indo-Pak war
Dear Privileged Person
Blind and Trans
Sexism in the Atheist Community
Things We Wish People Would STOP Saying About "Weinergate"
Reclaiming the "Before" Body [NSFW]
Good Whites/Bad Whites: A False Dichotomy Prevents the Anti-Racism Progress of White People
Notes From the Urban/Rural Divide: More Thoughts on Ingredient Availability
Race Is Not A Card, It's A Reality
Dear my fellow white people, especially guys, who are writers:
Growing up Jewish: Bat Mitzvah Edition