Hi, I'm Jordan Alam and this is an addition to my personal creativity blog. As a woman of color who writes, knits, makes art, and discusses feminist theory with my friends at Barnard College, I have a lot to share!
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Tough, but beautiful.
— Sex blogger Nadine lays it out in “Sex and the Trouble with Normal”
In regards to sex there’s one question I get a LOT. The specific details vary a great deal from one person to the next, the underlying query is the same:
Am I normal?
The specifics of my answer will be different depending on the situation but my general opinion regarding sex, normalcy and whether the description applies to is more or less standard:
No. You are NOT normal.
I say that because as far I as can tell there no “normal” when it comes to sex.
Fierce image, fierce article - “Rethinking ideas around femininity: a queer femme of color’s perspective”
Hosting a workshop this weekend on stereotypes & narratives of Asians in the US - check it out!
This workshop will explore the use of stories to create social change. Having debuted at ECAASU 2013, this workshop will continue the conversation about stereotypes of Asian identities and seek to help us form our own narratives. The event will be held at 4-6pm at Sadie Nash, 157 Montague St in Brooklyn. Check out the Facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/events/171156809704201/
This is the first in a series of workshops in conjunction with new Asian American social justice website, As[I]Am, to be launched in April! In the meantime, Like us on Facebook at http://facebook.com/AsIAmProject.
— Read on about “Why your ‘jihad’ is not their ‘jihad’”
In a nutshell, I am sorry but no, I do not condone depoliticisation, careless re-appropriation and re-definition of a legal and religious term with historical significance as well as modern political connotations, simply because middle-class American Muslims want to show rest of the US that they are really, really a content little part of the melting pot.
— Read Janet Mock’s powerful response to “trapped in the wrong body” narratives.
To me, “trapped in the wrong body” is a blanket statement that makes trans* people’s varying journeys and narratives palatable to the masses. It’s helped cis masses understand our plight – to a certain extent. It’s basically a soundbite of struggle