Saturday, January 7, 2012

Drop It Like It's Hot

Hello everyone, thanks for another great week of conversation.  There were a lot of great point raised this week and I hope that we all learned something from each other. In recent weeks, we have had three new contributors join Womanist Musings. Each one of them will add something new to the conversations that happen and here.  Thank you all for welcoming them.

At this time, I am still looking for new contributors.  I would specifically like someone who is interested in discussing fat phobia, and class.  These are subjects that don't get the attention that they deserve in this space.  As always, Womanist Musings has an open guest policy, for those that are looking to post a single piece, either on a one time only basis or occasionally. The piece in question may either be your own original work, or a cross post from your blog. Please include a short three link bio and an image that you feels represents you. Please remember that the more marginalized people we have talking in this space, the larger the conversations here will be.  It is my hope that eventually, at least once a week, there will be a post with which you can identify with personally. You can reach me at womanistmusings (at) gmail (dot) com 

Below you will find links to posts that I found interesting this week.  Please show these bloggers some love and check out their work.  When you are done, don't forget to drop it like it's hot, and leave your link behind in the comment section.
Hundreds March in Oakland on Anniversary of Oscar Grant’s Killing
Black Women’s Biopics We’d Love to See
Private Danny Chen and why I will never reach out to OWS about something that matters to me
Now THIS Is Some Mental Health Bootstrapping
Happy Kwanzaa Black Trans Style-The 2011 Remix: Compilation and Contemplation
Little Girl Out Analyses her Dad
Eye of the needle and all that shit
Racing the Rez Documentary
Colorblind Ideology is a Form of Racism
Driven to Predatory Loans
Conversations about the Patriarchy: Part 1
Why Hasn’t Octavia Butler’s Work Been Adapted?
Reddit Makes Me Hate Atheists
Why Gay is NOT The New Black
African-American Actresses Decry the Lack of Good Roles
Embracing Black Feminism: “Ain’t I A Woman?”
"Being Undocumented Wasn't a Choice" ( coming out stories by minority and immigrant LGBT youth.)
Pain Medication Comments That Annoy Me
Today in fat Hatred
 Round Table: LGBTQ Edition ( four POC novelists held a round table discussion which tackled the challenges that authors of color have to face in both the publishing industry as well as the media in general in terms of race, gender and orientation.)
The politics of gender studies research
Stop the School-to-Prison Pipeline
“Manorexia”, “Metrosexuals” and belittling male experience of eating disorders.
20 Years of Black Lesbian Cinema