“When my teacher saw it, he saw (this is the story I have overwritten on top of him, anyway) the intellectual limitations of a little black girl. And I wanted, still want, to be able to go back to and explain that even if I couldn’t make the thing work, I had a vision.”–Aisha Sabatini Sloan reviewing Renee Gladman’s Calamities
“I still think that speaking up is itself a vital and powerful act.”–Artist Zoe Leonard on her I Want a President which is currently on display at the High Line in New York City
“A new report released by the Rockefeller Foundation and and the Global Strategy Group found that the media could be having an impact on the way we perceive women in leadership.”
“But Crawford and Chang write against this fecundity of fantasy, working to name and describe the city as a space of boredom and commercial panic, a place where gender and race are tightly policed. Yet their work also explores spaces of possibility and escape, spaces poetry is uniquely qualified to name.”–Entropy reviews Weird Sister Founder & Editor-In-Chief, Marisa Crawford‘s Big Brown Bag alongside Chialun Chang’s One Day We Become Whites and Alexander Dickow‘s Trial Baloons
“…I wish more people were aware of the tenderness and humor and wonder in her work, as well as its fascinating, ambivalent relationship towards women’s popular culture.”–Weird Sister Contributing Editor, Caolan Madden on Sylvia Plath
Check out Cynthia Barounis’s article, “Allison Bechdel and Crip-Feminist Autobiography” HERE.
Melanie Hamlett’s powerful story about domestic violence and rape, “Unbreakable” received more downloads in one week than any other episode in the history of the Risk podcast. You can understand why by listening to it HERE.
Live in California or need a reason to visit? The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive will be showing the films of Ana Mendieta from November 9 to Feburary 12.
Infertile is a sketch comedy show that aims to dispel myths about infertility–ranging from just how many couples are infertile to how it’s not always women who have the fertility problems in a relationship. New Yorkers can catch the show tonight at the NY Comedy Festival.
What did we miss this week? Let us know in the comments! <3