Welcome to another edition of weekend links! Each week, bluestockings staff curates a collection of links that reflect our mission as an anti-oppressive and intersectional publication.
Links We Like
Feliz domingo! Thanks to all the beautiful accounts that are sharing my photography. I’m so grateful that you are spreading the love, the message and the stories of the beautiful people I’m photographing. @connectingcurlfriends , @thoughfullymagazine @happyfroday , @hashtagiamenough , @disfunkshionmag , @peopleofpr
Check out this instagram account that celebrates the beauty of Afro-Lantinx people in San Juan
“Yes, as 13-year-old Black girls are ridiculed and condemned for speaking the AAVE (African American Vernacular English) that is a hallmark of their culture, for embracing the dialect that shows and maintains familiarity among their peers, a White girl poorly imitating Black speak has become a celebrity.”
Just like white women historically felt threatened by Black women claiming womanhood on their terms, cis women feel this toward trans women.
— Raquel Willis (@RaquelWillis_) March 11, 2017
YOUR CALLS FOR UNITY ARE DIVISIVE AS F*CK: Didi Delgado of Black Lives Matter-Cambridge discusses the dangers of white liberalism
“To the average white person, the end of slavery was the end of “real” racism, and Black folks today are enjoying a much healthier substitute — I Can’t Believe It’s Not Slavery!™ Which explains why white progressives tend to interpret scathing critiques of modern liberalism as unnecessary and divisive. Liberals, after all, are the “good guys.” Except they’re not.”
Everybody Wants To Be A Bruja But They Ain’t Really Bout That Life by K. Araújo discusses the recent popularity of claiming brujeria.
“So listen. I’m ecstatic Beyonce has everybody wanting to get in touch with their “inner bruja” and shit. That’s spectacular! No. REALLY, it is!
“And I’ma let y’all finish” but REAL TALK- there’s a certain amount of accountability and responsibility that comes with being a “witch” and I can assure you that it isn’t always pretty. Typically, witches were the first to be killed when Europeans invaded Africa.”
Ana Teresa Fernandez Paints it Away by Yxta Maya Murray
Fernández stared up at her bedroom ceiling and decided to banish these horrors: She would paint the border fence sky-bright blue, so that it would seem to melt into the empyrean.
“You know how sometimes you wake up with courage?” Fernández recently mused in a phone interview. “I thought, I’m a painter. Why don’t I just paint it out?”
And recently, there was a mass ICE deportation of Senegalese immigrants
The Sculpture of a “Fearless Girl” on Wall Street Is Fake Corporate Feminism by Jillian Steinhauer
Videos We Like:
New Orleans band, Tank and the Bangas, wins NPR’s 2017 Tiny Desk Contest.
And more from frontwoman Tatiana Tank:
content notice: violence against Black people
Joey Bada$$ releases “Land of the Free” on March 6.
Grimes features Janelle Monáe on her song, Venus Fly
Look back at Bonzai’s “I did” music video