Weekend Links, Vol. #98

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.

In her studio working on The Republic of New Afrika at a Crossroads (2016), now in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Photo: Ari Marcopoulos, found here.

Read this profile on artist Kara Walker and her life following the success of her Sphinx sculpture.

15 Indigenous Feminists to Know, Read, and Listen To, including Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Chrystos, and Mishuana Goeman.

Listen to the Eccentric Urban Nobodies, a hilarious podcast hosted by Karrie and Danielle. The podcast is updated weekly and conversation topics vary. A few of the past conversation topics include: memes, gentrification, music, colorism, and pop culture. Find Karrie and Danielle on Instagram and Twitter!

The Fictions and Futures of Transformative Justice – A conversation with the authors of Octavia’s Brood

“OCTAVIA’S Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements is a collection of 20 fantastical short stories and two essays written by organizers, activists, and changemakers. Rooted in the premise that “all organizing is science fiction,” Octavia’s Brood also believes that our movements for justice vitally need spaces where we start with the question “What is the world we want to live in?” rather than starting with the question, “What is a realistic win?” Nowhere is this more relevant and needed than when talking about prisons and alternatives to incarceration. This roundtable brings the two co-editors and three of the Octavia’s Brood writers together to talk about their experience with prison abolition, science fiction, and transformative justice.”

INTERVIEW: Ijeoma Oluo (left) with Rachel Dolezal and her son in their kitchen. By RAJAH BOSE, found here.
INTERVIEW: Ijeoma Oluo (left) with Rachel Dolezal and her son in their kitchen. By RAJAH BOSE, found here.

Ijeoma Oluo recently interviewed Rachel Dolezal, read their conversation here

Ijeoma Oluo also challenges fatphobia in this piece: Why Don’t We Think Fat People Are Worth Fighting For?

Another piece by Ijeoma Oluo discussing her issues with the popular new Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why (content notice: suicide)

Color of Change, a Black racial justice advocacy group, played a big role in the firing of Bill O’Reilly, read about it here!

#40: Brown Girls Creators Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey by Slate’s Represent

On centering queer millennials of color in their critically-acclaimed web series.

Listen to the creators of Brown Girls, Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey, discuss their webseries and the importance of telling the stories of queer millennials of color

Image found here.

A New Exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum Explores Feminism Through The Lens of Women of Color

Read more about the exhibit, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women , 1965-85, at the Brooklyn Museum’s website

Solidarity can’t work without understanding that Blackness has a role in every struggle – An article by Hari Ziyad of the Black Youth Project

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