Weekend Links, Vol. #100

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.

Image of Tarana Burke found on Afropunk.com
Image of Tarana Burke found on Afropunk.com

You’ve probably seen the #MeToo campaign all over social media. Read about Tarana Burke, the Black woman who originally created the campaign in an effort “to help sexual assault survivors located in underprivileged communities where crisis centers have failed and social justice workers weren’t going”

The iconic Princess Nokia recently threw a cup of hot soup at a racist on a train

Image by Tawny Chatmon.
Image by Tawny Chatmon.

Check out Tawny Chatmon’s beautiful portraits of Black girlhood inspired by Gustav Klimt. Find Tawny on Instagram as well!

RI Future reports on a survey that illustrates challenges for transgender and gender non-conforming Rhode Islanders. Read the survey results in more detail here.

Afropunk reports: This Short Dance Film By Women Of Color Reclaims Women’s Bodies Against Street Harassment

Japanese feminists created Bluestockings Magazine in the early 1900s!

Photographer Renell Medrano for thefader.com
Photographer Renell Medrano for thefader.com

Kelela recently spoke on her experience as a Black woman in the music industry

“When you’re visible, there’s a way that your value and under-privilege intersects that is more exponential and robust. So if you’re right, you’re really right. And if you’re wrong, you’re really wrong. There’s a culture of trying to extract the most from you while also investing the least.

That is the culture of the music industry vis-à-vis artists in general (cuz: capitalism), but there’s a way that it’s more predatory, more mean when you’re a black woman. It’s a different type of mean, it’s a different type of unbearable. Because what they’re trying to extract from you is your blackness or your womanhood, or the way that those two things intersect.”

Read this piece on the therapeutic aspects of group chats for people of color

Music We Like:

British rapper Little Simz stopped by COLORS Berlin to perform her song “Backseat”

Kelela performed “Waitin” from her new album and covered Sade’s “Like a Tattoo” for BBC’s Radio1

R&B singer Ravyn Lenae released a new video for her song “Unknown”

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