All Oklahoma facilities licensed by state health officials that have public restrooms will be “required to post signs directing pregnant women to seek services other than abortions…It is unclear whether the signs are required to be posted in both male and female restrooms.”
“There are so many reasons why we smuggle our desire, why we keep it hidden in secret compartments and rarely offer others a look, but primarily it comes down to fear. Fear of what someone else will think, fear that you won’t get what you are asking for, fear of humiliation, fear of giving someone leverage to hang over you, fear of actually getting what you desire.”
“Trump won the Presidency by gas light. His rise to power has awakened a force of bigotry by condoning and encouraging hatred, but also by normalizing deception.”
“Three noes, one for each of us: my rapist, the Institution, and me.”–Melissa Ferrone and Kelly Sundberg
“I know it may seem silly to talk about television and movies when hate is on the rise and the very soul of our country is at stake, but this is the exact time that artists must speak up.”–Jessica Mason
Finally! A menstruation coloring book.
Calling all Nasty Women Artists.
“Trump Syllabus 2.0,” assembled by historians N. D. B. Connolly and Keisha N. Blain.
Bitch shares 10 concrete actions we can all take right now.
Eileen G’Sell on the “pop culture progress myth.”
“Community is the answer.” – Angela Davis shares post-election wisdom at the University of Chicago.
Remezcla’s reading list for understanding “how we got to this point, and how we can organize for the future.” Continue reading
“There comes a time in every person of color’s life. Do you stay and become the resident educator, surround yourself with bigots and help them achieve a basic humanitarian skill set? Or do you save your self and your family and move back to a city where diversity is the only fresh air?”–Margaret Elysia Garcia in Hip Mama
Are you an employer of a domestic worker who is being targeted post-election? Here are resources to support the women, people of color and/or immigrants who may work in your home.
Check out Electric Literature’s “Practical Ways for Writers and Teachers To Get Involved” supporting communities that Donald Trump’s presidency has put at extreme risk.
Poems for coping, curated by Janice Lee.
“I grab myself by the pussy and I ask myself for more.”
“We will still create, write, perform, sing, dance, and anything else we can, because that’s what we do.”
“Keep your calls for unity, white people.”
Oh shit! The what should I do before January guide.
“Empire Wasted metabolizes the twentieth century into the fashionable neons of a numbing regime.” New Yorkers, come help launch Becca Klaver’s new book this Saturday, and listen to poems we need now more than ever.
Hope in the Dark “makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable.”
New Women Space in Brooklyn is partnering with Got a Girl Crush to bring the New Women Print & Zine Fest tomorrow—it’s free, and features a bunch of great women and GNC-led publications, along with post-election group grief counseling.
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“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.”
New podcasts we’re obsessed with include Get It Right and Black Joy Mixtape.
The art of losing is hard to master.
If women wrote men the way men write women.
Thank your lucky stars for the internet: it’s a list of fully funded MFA programs.
The 2016 Belladonna* auction is now open. Continue reading
Michelle Tea’s new novel Black Wave is “a Gen-X queer girl’s version of the bohemian counter-canon.”
On the radical raunch of Ali Wong’s comedy.
Six debut novels by trans women to add to your reading list immediately.
Tori Amos talks about sexual assault and her songwriting for the new documentary Audrie & Daisy.
Lizzy Acker on rape culture in Portland’s music scene.
MUTHA on raising a feminist on fairy tales.
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee‘s Ashley Nicole Black writes about leaving academia to pursue comedy.
#1000BlackGirlBooks founder Marley Dias launches the new Elle new zine, Marley. Continue reading