Weekend Links, Vol. #103

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.

Left, words by xoài phạm and artwork by Art Twink. Right, words by Nikole (Niko) Shahbazian and artwork by Colin Laurel. Images via.

November 20th was Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). On Bitch Media, Rae Grey discusses the importance of having trans people tell their own stories.

“In a society swimming in anti-trans propaganda, we need trans stories more than ever—both for trans rights and collective liberation. Give transgender artists a chance. Read trans authors. Listen to trans singers. Hire trans talent, in front of cameras and behind and around. Support trans artists, pay trans creatives, and be the patrons to trans art so it can thrive even without mainstream support.”

“If she saw you and you looked down, she tried to lift your spirit up.”: Raquel Willis and Tammie Lewis remember Chyna Gibson on #TDOR

Cece McDonald and Joshua Allen. Image via.

In their love letter to Cece McDonald, Joshua Allen writes, “Because you have shared so much of your journey with me, my world is a brighter, healthier and happier place.” Donate to Cece’s survival fund here.

 

A documentary on Betty Davis, a legendary Rock artist, is in the works. Check out the trailer, and watch the documentary when it comes out this summer!

A few weeks ago, Princess Nokia spoke out against gentrification at her show in London. Watch the video here!

Angela Peoples holding white women voted for Trump sign at the Women’s March (Photo credit: Kevin Banatte, afroCHuBBZ) Image via.

“America was never America to me” -Langston Hughes: This piece from Bitch Media discusses patriotism, Thanksgiving, and white erasure, especially in the year since the election.

Looking for a cool holiday gift? Check out this 2018 Womanist planner created by DiasporanSavantPress on Etsy

‘This is not a trend’: Native American chefs resist the ‘Columbusing’ of indigenous foods

“Earlier this fall, Karlos Baca, an indigenous food activist known for cooking beautiful foraged meals using traditional Native American ingredients and cooking methods, was approached by a regional food magazine: Would he like to provide a recipe for their Thanksgiving issue?

“Instead of getting a recipe from me, they got three pages of activism,” he says. Baca, along with some other Native Americans who see the holiday as whitewashing the harm colonists did to indigenous people, refers to it as “Takesgiving” or “Hatesgiving.” Typically, he won’t participate in the dinner: “I have a tradition of fasting,” he says.”

 

These beautiful GIFs created by Medina Dugger and François Beaurain honor many colorful hairstyles found in Nigeria.

Remezcla put together a roundtable of Latinx film critics for the new Pixar film Coco, which follows a little boy named Miguel as he celebrates the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos. Read what they thought about the film! Don’t miss out on Eren Cervantes-Altamirano’s analysis of Mexican nationalism and mestizaje in the film, too.

Ava DuVernay is directing a movie adaptation of the fantasy novel A Wrinkle in Time starring Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid and Gugu Mbatha-Raw among others.

Music We Like:

SZA performed a stripped down version of “Go Gina” off her album Ctrl. Watch the enchanting video below!

 

Willow also released her debut album, The 1st, this month!

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