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:
19-year-old illustrator Annabelle Hayford came up with #DrawingWhileBlack, encouraging Black artists on Twitter to share their work. Check out ForHarriet’s roundup of 15 Black women artists who caught their eye.
Davina Nylander writes for gal-dem about her rise as a dark-skinned Black girl:
“I don’t know what it is that changed within me, but one day I decided that I was done. I decided to reclaim my self worth because it doesn’t belong to anybody else. My thoughts did not exist in a vacuum: I was experiencing first-hand, the effects of a longstanding and steadfast societal attitude towards darker complexions; an attitude that transcends culture and place and time. By conforming to this, I was placing my self-love in the hands of others. Finally I was ready to rise above it.”
Erin Sinclair of Afropunk writes, “The real MVP of ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 was Erica Sinclair’s #blackgirlmagic”: “Erica wasn’t out in these streets chasing Demigorgons with these white kids and when Lucas’ lil’ friends were disrupting her day, she reclaimed her time.”
Music We Like:
+ Ibeyi created a beautifully haunting, acoustic take of Chaka Khan’s “Ain’t Nobody.”
+ Brooklyn-based artist Yaeji released a five-song EP, EP2, including “Drink I’m Sippin On,” “raingurl,” and her cover of Drake’s “Passionfruit.”