Saturday, July 30, 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. 

We Should Know Better
PEW Research Study offers more proof that when America catches a cold, non-whites catch pneumonia 
Eric Holder Calls Suspensions of Black Students A "Wake Up Calls"
Mother Jones Falls Short With "My Summer at an Indian Call Center"
Plantation weddings, and ignoring the past
Gay Marriage in New York: A Wedding Album
Take Responsibility For What People Say On Your Website
Same ableist shit, different day
Reprint: Why the world needs fat acceptance
Tavis Smiley and Cornell West Go on an Obama Accountability "Poverty Tour"
Queer Youth of Colour Beyond Faith
an intermission! Anglophonic privileges and first-world Minority Warriors 
Living With A Mental Illness Isn't A Death Sentence
Thor, X-Men, Capt. America and Black Characters in the Margins

 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.