Good morning! I hope the time change gave you the extra sleep you needed, and that you got to see the moon this weekend.
“When I ask white women to let women of colour through, I am not saying I hate white women. I am trying to show that white women have an easier time navigating the world than do coloured women, because their skin colour allows them to enjoy more advantages and a relatively higher level of safety. When we make space for women of colour, we are saying “we see you, we love you, we appreciate you” and allowing them to have a safe space from which to enjoy the show. This affects about 10-12 people at my shows in Canada, when it has been done in the past. This is meant as an opportunity to show them love, solidarity and compassion.
This gesture of giving space is an act of love, and it’s not a new tactic. I adopted it because it feels good, it makes me feel safe and it also makes other women feel safe.”
Lido Pimienta has been facing a lot of online harassment from shitty trolls because of this policy at her shows, if you’re able, you can report them on Twitter and other platforms!
“Decolonial love is learning to love yourself so much that so, that, when your future generations are sitting there, worried, anxious, and heartbroken, they can have the strength to pull themselves back up again and learn to love themselves: fully, wholly, and outside of another person’s existence.” Samantha Nock’s Learning I Had a Body
Las participantes de Miss Perú hicieron algo inesperado cuando les preguntaron sus medidas. pic.twitter.com/9nLM7iKEe8
— AJ+ Español (@ajplusespanol) November 1, 2017
“Pure merit is a myth. Even in the legal profession, and maybe especially so there, as much as merit may be about working hard, it is more accurately about opportunity, belonging and fit. And as a person of colour, these are roadblocks at every step along the way. Do you fit in as a law student? Can you even go to law school in the first place? Do you get an interview? Do you choose not to apply because you don’t see yourself represented? Do you fit enough to get the job? And if you get the job, can you fit enough to remain?” Hadiya Roderique on the idea of “fit” in the law and outside of it.
It's Friday & I wanna shout out everyone who has been completely exhausting themselves doing their best to be careful, responsible & kind
— Jia Tolentino (@jiatolentino) November 3, 2017
“To situate myself inside a conversation on Queerness feels like a particular violence.” Holy Wild, a talk from Gwen Benaway
“It is the responsibility of the poet to say many times: there is no
On Grace Paley’s political vision of love (also, have you read Grace Paley? If not, find Enormous Changes at the Last Minute or the Collected Stories, ok?
A new video from Vivek Shraya!
“Here’s the thing about working with your hands. They get fucked up.” My messed-up farmer hands and I are feeling Megan Kinch’s piece on manual labour in Briarpatch this week!
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