Angela Y. Davis at the University of Chicago - May 2013
worth watching every moment
Angela Davis on how the prison system promotes transmisogyny, the gender binary, and normativity, as well as racism.
I was here this was AMAZING
hanging out with friends who are quite different from yourself and drinking sweet cheap wine and watching mindy and when harry met sally, slam poetry youtube videos, scrolling through old photos of our past selves, reading out loud the highlighted passages of junot diaz and nikki giovanni that we keep on our bookshelves. beautiful enlightened women. women i am so fortunate to know.
Starting a list for my final year at uofc.
- South Side bike ride with Dean Boyer, of course.
- Homecoming, lol
- Modelling for Moda again
- Performing in the OLAS Cultural Show again
- Seeing the SASA Show and more a cappella
make a bby queer movie pls
When you say you’re a feminist…I hope you really know what that means. It means standing up for women of color.
Standing by black women who must deal with being referred to as welfare queens or ratchet.
Being a feminist is standing beside immigrant women who deal with wage theft, unsafe working conditions, and being referred to as leaving anchor babies in America.
It means standing beside Native American women who face domestic violence and rape at unprecedented rates.
It means standing beside Muslim women who choose to live out their faith and face Islamaphobia, sexism and ignorance constantly.
It means standing beside Asian women who have been misrepresented in the media to be thought of as only submissive and quiet.
Please recognize that feminism impacts the lives of every single one of these groups…but we are all women.
I hope you know the weight of your words, or that you at least make efforts to understand.
today i was like, wouldn’t it be a super idea to drink a ton of trader joe’s wine, eat a box of caramels, a banana, some grapes, and start watching the O.C.
and it was.
Angel Haze serenading Ireland Baldwin at Wireless Festival (Pictures © Rachael Wright)
"It’s tough to be a journalist in this country. I’ve been arrested four times. It’s very difficult to get information. Government institutions are forbidden to talk to you. Ordinary people are extremely suspicious, because they think you might be security services. But it’s very important work. People need to know where the oil money is going, who’s benefiting from the contract, where the proceeds are being used. The ordinary person doesn’t know, and has never before needed to know. For decades, people have been conditioned to the idea that only government officials can make decisions on their behalf. It will take some time for the country to learn individual responsibility. It will take time and education to teach ourselves. But I believe that education is like cleaning yourself. And I think if you come back in fifteen or twenty years, this will be a very different country. With education, the spirit of being hostile will vanish.”
(Juba, South Sudan)
"I love playing someone who has so much integrity, who has so much joy and so much life—even though her life is now in prison. She’s locked up, but she’s able to build up joy anyway."
- samira wiley for brooklyn magazine
Good morning from a very rainy day in Boston…… feeling super sleepy and happy
No Church In the Wild - Angel Haze
hello Mr. Obama, Comma Mrs. Obama comma future elections, hello Hillary Rodham
Tell me what are the stakes, boiling pot to the plate, we can kill something, steal something, what the fuck does it take
Then tell ‘em you’re just a face that represents the choices they make and tell ‘em they don’t make changes only bigger mistakes
And tell ‘em I said fuck ‘em, thanks for bunches of nothing, land of the fucking free and home of the short comings
*long low whistle* shit, angel
best of caitlin stasey’s twitter
So one of my lovely followers and first-time film maker, shebethais, has created her first film! The film is titled “Late Expectations” and this trailer displays a riveting storyline between friendships, family, and love. Here is a short summary of the movie and what it entails
India (played by shebethais) is a high school senior living in Brooklyn. She’s gotten a full scholarship to Brown University and is a model student, good daughter, fun best friend and loving girlfriend. On the outside, she seems to be living the teenage dream. However, it is all a lie. Internally, she is tormented, and hides a secret that threatens to end her most important relationships. She finally gains the courage to reveal her double life but discovers something that shatters her world completely.
This film features a beautiful cast of brown and black youth, exploring love and sexuality. This film has so much potential, but post-production funds are needed to finalize it. Followers, please donate whatever you can to this project. Donations will go towards post-production (which include digitizing, editing, sound mixing, etc.) There is a desperate need for films like this to be seen for both brown and black youth because representation matters. But it all depends on us and our donations!
If you can’t donate, it’s okay! All I ask is that you take the time to watch this trailer and reblog it. For more information on this film, head over to this website and learn more about the team as well as behind-the-scenes photos of the film’s crew.
Please share this everywhere, folks!