Saturday, July 9, 2011

Drop It Like It's Hot

Thanks again for a marvelous week of conversations everyone. I am so sorry about the light posting on the blog the last few weeks.  The boys are off school for the summer and I am trying to adjust to the new schedule while blogging.  Please be patient and hopefully things will be back to normal soon.

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.  

More Latinos in U.S. Identifying as Indian
The Revolution Starts At Home
Of Spanking and State Violence 
The Creation - and Consequences - of the Model Minority Myth
Here's a Visual 
Celebrating Arthur Ashe, Wimbledon's First Black Winner and Social Activist
How To Slash Better
....or were they being "funny"
My Planned Parenthood Blog
Threat to Masculinity as a Legal Defense: The Larry King Trial
On Policing Femininity, and the Right to Be Wrong
On The Privilege to ignore "isms"
What If Words Matters? Thoughts on "Pussy" and "Slut" And Word Baggage
Would You Sue Over "The Paper Bag Test?"
No barbecues for Dr. Boyce
Open Letter to Western Feminists
The Mental Burden of a Lower Class Background
"Come Fly With Me":  When is it okay for two rich White Englishmen to wear Black face?
Surviving Disaster is Often a Matter of Class