In regards to sex there’s one question I get a LOT. The specific details vary a...– Sex blogger Nadine lays it out in “Sex and the Trouble with Normal”
In a nutshell, I am sorry but no, I do not condone depoliticisation, careless...– Read on about “Why your ‘jihad’ is not their ‘jihad’”
To me, “trapped in the wrong body” is a blanket statement that makes trans*...– Read Janet Mock’s powerful response to “trapped in the wrong body” narratives.
Baby with HIV is Reported Cured →
The NYTimes reported this a while ago, but it’s still extremely significant!
The point of my work is not to remind us that “sexuality” is experienced...– Joseph Massad - read the full interview! It’s amazing food for thought.
Losing Access to Sisterhood: Tomboys, Masculinity,... →
How to Have Sex on Purpose →
I love the idea of “just say it” - talking is so important!
As this story (and countless others) demonstrate, there exists very little to no...– Read the whole amazing article — “When Doing Good Goes Wrong: One Woman’s Story about White Saviorism in Africa”
Sistah Sinema Makes Black Women’s History,... →
An original short story I read at the SAWCC Mixtape event! Now on TalkMag. talk-mag: by Jordan Alam Farhana sat on a giant leather couch in the parlor and filled out paperwork. Her heart was jumping in her chest – she’d never really wanted a nose piercing until this year, and even then it was just a passing thought. Now, at Amma’s insistence, she was sitting in a swanky downtown tattoo parlor,...
Not one single hurtful thing ever got changed by someone grinning and bearing...– (via albinwonderland)
Why The 'Fake Geek Girl' Meme Needs to Die →
I knew nothing about him, but I mapped the various ways I might fit into his...– From “Dream Girl” by Kristen Forbes. Read the rest of the piece at The Rumpus.
As[I]Am: Asian American Social Justice Website...
Hey Tumblr-verse! I wanted to share a call for submissions that I’m hosting for a new Asian American social justice website that I’m hoping to launch in the next month. The deadline is March 2nd and information is below (as well as our Facebook page!) Call for Submissions: Inform, connect, discuss. As[I]Am is staking a claim on the internet to create a relatable pan-Asian space where...
suicidal ideation 2.0, queer community leadership,... →
One of the most honest pieces I’ve read about this in a long time.
Why It Sucks to be a Woman in the Video Game... →
She Who Dies With the Most 'Likes' Wins? →
But then he spoke, and I realized that he had taken that moment for quiet...– Check out the full article: “The Art of Being Still”
Compassion hurts. When you feel connected to everything, you also feel...– Andrew Boyd (via eclecticalexandria)
These personal accounts allow us to glimpse an alternate picture of South Asian...– Vivek Bald, Bengali Harlem Please obtain this amazing book as soon as possible.
I love historical films and I’m so sick of all these kinds of Jane Austen movies...– Margaret Cho (via downlo) (so accurate; see: all the movies about presidents and kings ever.)
Why Everyone Should Be Insulted By The Term... →
So, What Now? Five Racial Justice Thinkers Make... →
Popular History: W.E.B. Du Bois to his 14-year old... →
popularhistory: W.E.B. Du Bois to his 14-year old daughter, Yolande, while she was studying at the Bedales School in England. New York, October 29, 1914 Dear Little Daughter: I have waited for you to get well settled before writing. By this time I hope some of the strangeness has worn off and that…
I agree — depression can be a going inward, internalizing judgment and shame and...– A fabulous interview with Kate Zembreno. Read the full thing!
An oldie but a goodie - The Danger of A Single Story (via TED)
How India became America →
Beauty Privilege: Can We Talk? →
"Your Women Are Oppressed but Ours Are Awesome" →
Totally describes all the uncomfortable feelings I had aboutHalf the Sky while reading it.
It’s true that a person’s body is a canvas on which their life story can be...– “What You Can’t Tell About a Woman from her Body Shape”
On Dear Sugar and the History of the Advice Column →