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:
Janet Mock announced that she’s writing for Ryan Murphy’s new TV show “Pose,” a drama set in the mid-’80s in New York City. Pose will feature a record-breaking number of openly trans actors in regularly recurring roles for mainstream television.
Puerto Rican singer and activist Taina Asili has teamed up with Ana Tijoux, Immortal Technique, Talib Kweli, NYC rapper Chazmer, and more to create music compilation Viva Puerto Rico. All proceeds will go directly to rebuilding life on the island via the Hurricane Maria Community Recovery Fund.
You can also directly donate to the fund and support immediate relief or long-term equitable rebuilding in Puerto Rico for the communities hit hardest by the storm.
Afropunk reports on photographer Alexandro Adds’ beautiful celebration of Afro-Brazilian femmes on RevistaCatarina.com: “[The editorial] reveals a little of the essence black represents and carries within,” says Adds. “We want to exalt culture, the joy and the focus of our power. Resistance is daily, permanent and conscious.”
Raquel Willis spoke to Cosmopolitan.com leading up to the Women’s Convention in Detroit, MI this past weekend. Here’s an excerpt:
Cosmpolitan: For people who can’t be there, what is it you’re discussing on your panel?
Raquel Willis: How the movement can be more inclusive of trans women. But I actually am a little aggravated with that conversation because I think there’s still this idea that trans women are other from women’s rights and women’s issues. And I think that one of the first steps with really having this conversation is cis women, cis feminists, cis woman organizers and activists grappling with the longstanding historical damage that they have done to the trans rights movement, and the harm that they have caused trans women in particular for decades.
Feeling like you haven’t lived up to October’s spooky potential? Check out Evette Dionne’s list of 9 Black Horror Classics That Will Keep You Up At Night on BitchMedia.
Music We Like:
Willow shared her new single, “Romance,” from her new album The 1st. Her album is due out on October 31st, which is also her 17th birthday! Listen to the track on iTunes.
— Gwee (@OfficialWillow) October 27, 2017