Weekend Links, Vol. 66: disrupting empire

Welcome to another week of feminist web surfing! In Weekend Links we gather a set of the most engaging journalism, prose, poetry, art, activism and Interweb images or memes we have come across. We hope with this small curation of links to illuminate the work of the prolific and active feminist blogosphere.

Links we like

#BaltimoreUprising syllabus

BreakOUT! exposed transphobic violence in New Orleans using a billboard

Social media labor union deconstructs digital economy through their zines

Survival in academe: a speech for working-class people of color

Experiencing what it’s like to commodify yourself on the internet

This ever relevant transformative justice reading primer

HIV criminalization is still happening and should be on our radar

Patrick Stewart uses the format of his dissertation, titled “Indigenous Architecture through Indigenous Knowledge,” to disrupt colonialism and center aboriginal culture

Today in “Completely Unshocking”: foreclosures deepening and expanding residential segregation

All of the MFA students in University of Southern California’s Roski School of Art dropped out in protest

Artist honors victims of police brutality in a beautiful commemoration

This storify about Reimagining Gender: On AfroFuturism, Abolition, and Liberation panel at The New School

Witnessing patriarchy at a PEN event

13 quotations by Black women on survival and radical self-preservation


Art we like

Gabriel García Román‘s glorious “Queer Icons”:




Sites we like

Check out Baltimore United‘s updates on the Baltimore Uprising and learn how to get involved:

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If you’re looking for creative ways of sharing or learning from political graphic narrative, AdAstra Comix is the site for you:

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Videos we like

Crystal Valentine’s powerful poetry on gentrification:

Feminist Tunes

Shamir Bailey is outspoken about owning difference and imperfections. Check him keeping it real:

Niambi Sala and Thandiwe are an up-and-coming AfroFuturist duo called OSHUN and you need to hear them:

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