Weekend Links, Vol. 73: black liberation and white tears

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

The Young Lords, who formed on the heels of the civil rights movement and fought for justice for Latino communities, have inspired a new film by Jennica Carmona

Serena Williams drinks, bathes in, and makes lemonade with white tears

CeCe McDonald and Katie Burgess speak on trans liberation and supporting imprisoned people

Read adrienne maree brown’s take on what is/isn’t transformative justice

Someone made an illustrated book to demystify abortions and it’s worth your attention

Yemen is under persistent attack by Saudi Arabia–is anybody watching?

How we unintentionally erase cultural histories by assuming Nicki Minaj’s feather  headress is culturally appropriating from indigenous Americans

*content warning: sexual violence* Check out Priyanka Dubey’s powerful piece on sexual violence and marginalization in Bhagana: A Portatin of the Indian as a Young Dalit Girl

Sad white girl, Abigail Fisher, blames people of color for her rejection from The University of Texas at Austin, and Kwanzaa Imani claps back

Meanwhile, Black folks in higher education remember nobody ever loved us. Robert Palmer describes his experiences with interpersonal and institutional racism at Rutgers University

How privilege became a provocation

Let’s talk about white women and their role in constituting and perpetuating racism

Check out this curriculum for white Americans to educate themselves on anti-Blackness

Ta-Nehisi Coates, destroyer of white apologetics and disrupter of white complicity, on making peace with the chaos

How getting neutral about the way we discuss food can help us be great allies to fat folks

*content warning: suicide* 18-year-old Black girl, Kindra Darnell Chapman, reportedly took her own life an hour and a half after being arrested #SayHerName

*content warning: suicide* And Sandra Bland, a Black woman, reportedly took her own life three days after her arrest #SayHerName

Native Hawaiian teacher and cultural icon Hina Wong-Kalu is the star of Kumu Hina, a film about transgender, navigating social space, and love

The subversive science fiction of hip-hop

Kai Cheng Thom wrote a beautiful exploration about her transgender truths: On transitioning as a transwoman who has never felt “trapped in the wrong body”

This care on “radical self-love” disposes of the shaming and guilting that underscores change-your-attitude politics

Read Alok Vaid-Menon’s powerful “Confessional

Dylan Marron created the incredible “every single word spoken by a person of color” YouTube video series, and then talked about the levels of systemic discrimination that created films with nearly no speaking people of color

Queer Poetics: how to make love to a trans person

Projects We Like

It’s the 2-year anniversary of the largest prison hunger strike in history. Check out Critical Resistance’s #AbolishSolitary campaign and learn how to get involved:


The Million Hoodies Movement for Justice maintains an Artist Network for artists to build community and share stories.
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Art We Like

Artist Roger Peet took aim at cultural appropriation in his series In//Appropriate. For his project, when you slip on the “Whiteness Goggles”, the violence of cultural appropriation disappears:


Jia Sung, contributing artist at Artists Against Police Violence, created this beautiful commemoration of the Charleston shooting victims:
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Videos We Like

This video about racial discussion fatigue (#RDFS) is hilarious and completely on-point:

Arielle Newton, a member of Black Lives Matter New York, discusses the importance of centering Black women in liberation struggles:

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