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Hi, I'm Jordan Alam and this is what my thoughts would look like if they were organized in magazine format. I read and write a lot, and I collect both here.
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Love Project 562! Such amazing photography and a vital exploration of indigenous life in the U.S.

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#indigenous  #native americans  #project 562  #matika wilbur  #art  #social movements  #photography 
colored girls won't be televised →


Oh! see my women
smuggled as contraband
bagged blackmailed marrow
canned by the whipping hand
nautch girls hurled into obelisks
persona non grata; colonial harrow
in strata of risk - we be occupation
my gender is what - de trop donation?
hell no!
the ration of melanin manhandled
in the cussed…

— 5 months ago with 194 notes
#women of color  #woc  #colored girls  #poetry  #power 
"I wrote a piece about being sick of yelling at white girls, which a white institution read, then asked me to come yell at white girls."
Latoya Peterson on The Work — awesome Tweets about the outrage machine.
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#latoya peterson  #racialicious  #social justice  #outrage machine 

Home or Hospital? Holding the Space for Human Birth

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#saraswathi vedam  #birth  #birth work  #home birth  #hospital birth  #options  #women's choice 
Atul Gawande: How Do Good Ideas Spread? →

Thinking a lot about this with regards to social justice movements.

— 5 months ago
#atul gawande  #slow ideas  #social justice  #ideas  #spread 


How does fashion heal & help embody your fullest self? Using an intersectional lens, we’d like to talk about how to de/re/construct fashion, beauty, & desirability (ie, ways power is re/assigned through gender, class, race, colonialism, & other forces that difference bodies).
This video series is an attempt to explore these questions by seeking video-narratives highlighting QTPOC voices about fashion politics (identity, embodiment, the industry, language, reading, & resistance) and will set the stage to de/re/construct and do power/oppression/empowerment mapping, using images/lqqks as tools to discuss oppressive and liberatory fashions in mainstream and various communities & subcultures.
This video series was originally created for use in our workshop titled Re/De/Constructing Your Lqqks in the Fierce Fashion Future track at the 2013 Allied Media Conference (AMC) in Detroit.”

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#fierce  #fashion  #fiercefashionfutures  #hard femme  #femme  #dreams