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.
A Male Chauvinist Pig By Any Other Name Still Oinks
My bisexuality is not an invitation my relationships and my sex life
First Speakers: Ojibwe Rapper 'Prayers in a Song'
Embarrassed of being embarrassed
Re: New York Marriage Equality
Classism and Mothers
The Best Advocacy Is Self-Advocacy: The Dangers of Speaking for Others
Detangling the Myths of Natural Hair
Rape Culture - Above the Fold
My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant
Thoughts on Teen Wolf episodes 1-4
Gene Simmons Family Jewels: Hyper Masculinity and Gender Roles can kill a Relationship
Dr. Boyce Watkins: Lil' Wayne is "An Enemy of the Black Community"
Is There Any Helping "The Help"?