What happened to Nate Philips, a Native elder surrounded & mocked by MAGA hat-wearing white boys in DC, is a travesty. White supremacy is not dying with an older generation, & anti-Indianism is certainly amplified in a city with an NFL team name celebrating taking Native scalps.
— Nick Estes (@nick_w_estes) January 20, 2019
How Canada Uses Indigenous Art to Market Itself to the World: “in Canada’s moment, art and agenda have a tense relationship—especially for Indigenous artists navigating the cross–currents of a multicultural message abroad and settler–colonial reality back home. From pipelines forced through Indigenous territories to unsolved cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women…Indigenous artists have a bone—or two, or ten (but who’s counting)—to pick with the Canadian nation–state superimposed across their lands.”
Alicia Elliott on How a Canadian Law Is Silencing Victims of Gender-Based Violence
For those in the area, check out the Guelph Queer Zine Fair on February 9!
“Ultimately, white people’s initially voracious viral consumption of and then sudden vilification of [Marie] Kondo exemplifies the duality of the tropes projected onto Asian women — we are either a fetishized exotic experience or embodiment of a yellow peril threat..” Muqing Zhang on The Not-So-Subtle Racism Behind the Marie Kondo Criticism
a baby butch named ella briggs was just sworn in as kid governor of connecticut i Am crying pic.twitter.com/6CtlKeKBgB
— mik (@mikrthompson) January 19, 2019
“So how does a black woman combat burnout? Black girl magic, right?! I love this phrase…But I can’t stop honing in on that word, “magic” — the idea that black women have had to subsist on their mystical powers to persist. Black women have had to rely on wizardry to make it through this tumultuous life”, writes Tiana Clark.
Vivek Shraya has launched the VS. Art Grant, a $5,000 grant for a musician or group who is Indigenous, Black or a person of colour and between 18 and 28 years old to create their debut EP.
“Do hands hold amnesia cupped in their palms? How else do we describe the illusion of seduction. Even when we’re touching ourselves, we’re inventing scenarios for our hands to chart. We imagine the hands as belonging to other people. We imagine those hands are capable of things far beyond their potential.”
If you missed it, jaye simpson wrote an article for our blog this week: A Conversation I Can’t Have Yet: Why I Will Not Name my Indigenous Abusers