Saturday, July 16, 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.  

Today in Oh NOES OBESITY CRISES
Food and the Difference Between Knowledge and Access 
I'm Gonna Need You To Fight Me On This: How Having Violent Sex Helped Me Ease My PTSD (massive trigger warning for extreme discussion of rape)
Slaves in the Ottoman Military 
People of Colour Are Disposable in X-Men First Class
Eat Our Peas
The Big C: When Fat Black Women are Reduced to Stereotypes 
The Two Battles of Fat Acceptance; Where My Priorities Lie
The Conservative Group Walks Back From That Whole "Black Marriage Better During Slavery" Comment
When Perseverance Becomes Self-Destruction 
Australia's Honour Killings - in the end they're just as dead
Thoughts on Falling Skies Episodes 1-5
When the dignity of one person is denied, we are all denied
Bacon is freedom
Caylee's Law
Feds Go After Baseball But Not Bankers
African American Comedies and The N Word
Chinese Australians Want Government Apology For Past Discrimination
Who's Gonna Care for the Aging Boomers? Poor Immigrant Women
Would Cleopatra Have Used Summers Eve
Bad Bitches, True Women: The Cult of True Motherhood
Walt Disney And Me (Black and Disabled)


Editors Note:  A link on this page is not necessarily a sign of agreement with the post and as always, the comment section is read at your own risk.  Sometimes links are to problematic pieces that I did not have time to blog about, and sometimes it's because I found something interesting in the position but in either case, a link is not necessarily a sign of support. ,