Weekend Links, Vol. #92

Welcome to another edition of weekend links! Each week, bluestockings curates a collection of links that reflect our mission as an anti-oppressive and intersectional publication.

Links We Like:

Read about the importance of changing the ways we love– focusing on honesty, community, and abundance– from adrienne marie brown.

An excerpt from Witches Under Empire: What it Means to be a Witch in “Trump’s America”:

“Whatever kind of witch, warlock, regular schmegular bitch or magical star being you are, you and your power matter and we have got to keep moving, shaking, laughing, whispering, conjuring, kicking, screaming, growing, learning and loving in the face of this age-old regime with a new face. We will always hold the power as long as we recognize what we all bring to the table and figure out how to use these powers to resist.”

Olivia and Greg Willerer hold their two-year-old daughter, Wren, at their urban farm in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit. All photos by Brittany Greeson (VICE)
Olivia and Greg Willerer hold their two-year-old daughter, Wren, at their urban farm in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit. Photo by Brittany Greeson (VICE)

Born and raised in Detroit, Olivia Hubert thinks farming can solve Detroit’s postindustrial blues

Autostraddle celebrates the artist behind the most popular tarot deck in the western world, Pamela Colman Smith

GAY SHAME releases their Direct Action Zine:

This is where radically queer creativity comes in. Just as urban planner$, corporate consultants, brogrammers, Burning Men, and our boys-in-blue learn from earlier dissident histories in SF, we as direct action divas must take account of the ideas and tactics that work against our desire for another world. This requires doing everything we can to resist what often feels like an inevitable cooptation.”

In Police Reform Will Not Save Us, Farah Tanis writes:

“The reinforcement of the idea of Black and Brown people as the enemy, as subhuman, as suspicious, as criminal, as not worth breath or life is not new. What law or policy can reverse this indoctrination?”

To Those of Us Who Are Unable to March: You are Important and things to do from home if you are able

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Ashleigh Shackelford writes about how Blac Chyna and Amber Rose claim agency and Black womanhood in Hoes Be Winning: The Case for Blac Chyna and Amber Rose’s Intersectional Feminism

These Cowgirls of Color put a fresh spin on America’s long history of Black cowboys

Former Black Panthers Barbara Cox Easley, Judy Juanita, Kiilu Nyasha and Frankye Malika Adams-Johnson reflect on today’s struggle as part of the Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project.

critique how authors write about acne in Angry Skin

Why I’m a Womanist First, Feminist Second by Bee Pollard

“I’m a womanist first and a feminist second because I’m for us. I’m for our voices. I’m for our movements. I’m for laws that put our concerns first. I’m not afraid. I’m not weak. I am a magical black woman who loves magical black women. Unapologetically.”

TV We Like:

Fatimah Asghar’s Brown Girls webseries was released this past week– watch all seven episodes here.

Music We Like:

A playlist of “kick-ass women” curated by Noodle from the Gorillaz

Le1f releases the music video for Umami / Water:

“sending positive vibes to all women and feminines,
brown folks of all genders, to our health, sanity, and all fresh water.
it’s my first time directing, and it’s my last music video as ‘Le1f'”

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