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.
Anti-immigrant legislation ain't just hurting the immigrants
Do They Really Believe That ABortion is Murder?
Everything Must Go
Hip-Hop, Politics & the New Muslim Cool
LGBT PRIDE Op-Ed 2011: Pride and Protest by Will Kohl
Beyond the Binary: What to Wear, What to Wear
Disclosure and Dating
Rape Is Hilarious, Part Wev in a Neverending Series
It's different for girly girls
Why Do I Get So "Sensateeve"?: Homphobia and Tyler Perry's Black Marriage Franchise
We Just Can't Avoid The Help
On Policing Femininity, and the Right to be Wrong
I give up, sometime I can't understand my husband
Reversa: The Best Anti-Aging Commercial I have Ever Seen.