Weekend Links, Vol. 75: creating new worlds

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.This week’s links highlight our feminist struggles to create new worlds here and now. We hope with this small curation of links to illuminate the work of the prolific and active feminist blogosphere.

Links We Like

11 trans Latinx activists who are changing worlds

Five teacher librarians in the San Francisco Unified School District are circulating a Black Lives Matter curriculum to help teachers

An oral history of the West African village that has been in South Carolina for decades

Miami-Dade schools are getting rid of out-of-school suspensions, which disproportionately impact Black girls and are an entry-point into the schools-to-prisons pipeline

Vogue is not for you: deciding whom we give our art to

What it’s like being Sara, a transgender woman without Caitlin Jenner fame

A new exhibition at New York City’s Richard Taittinger Gallery features the work of twelve contemporary artists from Africa. The art represents the growing impact of African art on worlds and challenges the burden of assumed “Africanness” on African artists

Black women historians from the Association of Black Women Historians have put together a required reading list about the systematic degradation and death of Black women in the United States

Roxane Gay discusses Sam DuBose’s brutal murder, Cecil the Lion, and the affective labor of white guilt following Black death

On indigenous co-resistance with the Movement for Black Lives

People are demanding answers to all of the discrepancies in the state’s story about Sandra Bland’s death. Many of the questions have collected here–follow along

This comic disrupts “choice feminism” by exposing some ways our choices are influenced by misogyny

Why it is okay to be distracted by something that isn’t death

Art We Like

New York City artists Soni Sapathy-Singh uses illustrations to capture a South Asian experience. Give the comics a look:


Feminist Tunes

Last weekend, Erykah Badu wrote a love letter to the world in the form of a new mixtape, Feel Better World, Love, Ms. Badu. Give it a listen:

FEEL BETTER, WORLD! … LOVE, MS.BADU by Erykah She Ill Badu on Mixcloud

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