Weekend Links, Vol. #96

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:

Check out this list of 8 Native women who are often overlooked in history class

Alysse Dalessandro, along with other activists, critiques the current body positivity movement

“The term body positive has become synonymous with loving one’s body at any size. As the phrase has grown in popularity over the last few years, it’s become commercialized in a way that it doesn’t feel like it’s focused on helping individuals love themselves so much as it’s helping to line the pockets of big businesses who still enforce harmful beauty standards. With the influx of mainstream fashion campaigns and plus size models using the term, it seems like calling something body positive doesn’t necessarily mean that all bodies are included in the conversation.”

content notice: weightloss, fatphobia, sexual assault

Ijeoma Oluo reflects on the fatphobia she experiences in her daily life in this Facebook postSupport Ijeoma on Patreon or by contributing here!

Photograph by Awol Erizku for The New Yorker
Photograph by Awol Erizku for The New Yorker

Meet Melina Matsoukas, the director behind many of your favorite TV shows and the most iconic music videos

Read this piece on why gender matters to emoji

How To Be A “Bad Gyal” Womanist: Because Rihanna Taught Us

Read this twitter thread by @thetrudz about the multitude of ways she’s been mistreated as a Black woman at work and check out the hashtag #BlackWomenAtWork too! Also, if you can, pay Trudy for this learning!

A collection of one hundred drawings of missing Black women by Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle at the California African American Museum sheds light on the thousands who disappear every year in the United States.
© Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, 2017, Courtesy of the artist and Jenkins Johnson Gallery.  A collection of one hundred drawings evoke missing Black women by Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle at the California African American Museum sheds light on the thousands who disappear every year in the United States.

This art exhibit by Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle focuses on the urgency of missing Black women

LaSha of Kinfolk Kollective speaks on how Issa Rae’s hit show Insecure takes on colorismIf you are able, support Kinfolk Kollective by donating!

Maxine Waters, badass Black congresswoman, responds to Bill O’Reilly’s commentsRead more from Maxine Waters on the destructiveness of the current administration

Videos We Like:


Watch this video created by Providence Student Union on their Student Bill of Rights. Visit http://www.psu-rights.com/ to learn more and sign the petition to support the Student Bill of Rights.

Music We Like:

Watch Sampha’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert!

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