October 16th, 2016
This weekend I drove five hours in a snowstorm to witness Kanye West’s Saint Pablo tour. And it was perfect. If you ask, I’ll tell you about the outfit I wore and why I chose it. I am also always willing to discuss West’s oeuvre at length. Enough about me, here are your links:
- Tis the season to reawaken black tights and here are a few prayers to do just that.
- Crissle, from one of my favourite podcasts The Read, has narrated her second Drunk History—this time about Stonewall! Watch it here.
- An interview with Solange Knowles on creating visuals that convey “black sisterhood, strength, pride, and elevate the black man and all of his beauty and glory”
- Thinking alongside Knowles’ work in A Seat at the Table, Allison P. Davis writes about self-care and Black healing
- It doesn’t get better than Nicki Minaj as interviewed by Janet Mock. And Claudia Rankine discussing Black glamour with Morgan Jerkins is also incredible.
- Meet the most radical baker in Philly. But seriously, this essay will warm your heart and remind you that sometimes the best way to care for people is through food.
- Mark you calendars, Montreal: atotam Literary Festival starts on November 18th.
- This week in Indigenous Sci-Fi: The Northlander, directed by Benjamin Ross Hayden and filmed in Drumheller, Spring Bank forests, and Writing-on-Stone provincial park, opened in theaters this week. Listen to this short radio interview with Hayden about fantasy and casting.
- Three ways you can support the Indigenous services necessary to fight HIV and AIDS in what is now called Canada.
- Stream Tanya Tagaq’s new album Retribution here. And while you’re at it, listen to Tagaq in conversation with Aliya Pabani.
- A love letter to G.L.O.S.S. (Girls Living Outside Society’s Shit), a punk band that speaks to trans women.
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— Heidi (@HeidiStea) October 14, 2016
- The future of queer women’s media has been under question in our new post-After Ellen era. Not to worry though because Anita Dolce Vita has compiled a list of Women of Colour owned queer publications, which we can now cling to.
- Think on writing, success, and the lessons we receive from our mothers while you read The Snarling Girl: Notes on—and against—ambition.
- In The Unproven Body, KL exposes the neoliberal relation between wellness and money, and what happens when your body refuses the kinds of data collection health insurance demands.
That’s all for this week! Wishing you all the power and resilience you need to get through this next week. XO