I Will Not Be an Invisible Trans Woman by Gabrielle Bellot.
“The desire to force-fit people into societally conditioned boxes has led to sterilizing children and enacting medically unnecessary surgeries on them. These surgeries are irreversible, lead to physical and emotional scarring, and their subjects are un-consenting. They are, to put it bluntly, the coercive application of Western cultural ideals to everyday human bodies.” Alicia Roth Weigel in Intersex, and Erased Again.
Everything You Could Possibly Want to Know About Therapy: a very useful resource to answer any questions you may have.
Tarana Burke on the #MeToo movement today.
Playright and poet Ntozake Shange passed away October 27:
“I write for young girls of color, for girls who don’t even exist yet, so that there is something there for them when they arrive.” — #NtozakeShange
Sending Sister Ntozake’s spirit love and warmth as she joins the ancestors. “For Colored Girls,” she did it for us. RIP. pic.twitter.com/wa2wDdKoLh
— Carmen Phillips (@carmencitaloves) October 27, 2018
Roxane Gay: What Does a Political Story Look Like in 2018?
“Anger is read as disrespectful, especially when it radiates from Black women. It makes people squirm as they anticipate our next word and deed. There are some who cannot stand under the weight of their own emotion and are incapable of dealing with the potential their anger provides. Luckily, there are Black female artists who are just waiting for someone to press play.” Brooklyn White on The Importance of Black Women’s Rage in Music
Finally, this, because I love dressed-up pets:
This Halloween, you’ll likely see a lot of dogs and cats in costume. It’s not a new phenomenon (but it is fun to look at). https://t.co/IKmbzyt3eZ
— Vox (@voxdotcom) October 26, 2018