Daylight savings happened last night, and it probably doesn’t feel great this morning but I think it’s kind of cool not only because days are getting longer and maybe I’ll go to bed early tonight, but it’s also a good reminder that time is relative, progress is not linear, aging is a social construct. I could go on! But here are the links
“We owe Black Canada our understanding that their stories are theirs to tell.” Chanda Prescod-Weinstein on coming to understand the real but not real border.
TNI’s women’s strike syllabus has some excellent suggested content on reproductive labour, care work, and organizing “women’s work,” and Dissent‘s strike reader suggests some important pieces on women and Black Lives Matter, trickle-down feminism, reproductive justice, and more.
Denise Balkissoon on why demanding a fair minimum wage is a feminist issue.
Inside NYC’s young vogue scene: a review of Sara Jordeno’s new documentary, Kiki
“In almost every battle for nondiscrimination protections [for transgender and gender-nonconforming people] the discussion … has almost always been reduced to fears about which bathroom people will use. This isn’t an accident. It is a scare tactic, and it isn’t the first time that people have used bathrooms to frighten the general public in an effort to defeat equal protections.” A History of the rise of anti-trans legislation in the US
Unsurprisingly, Uber’s working to bust unionization efforts in Seattle, giving us yet another reason to delete (or not download!) that ap
Partner’s new song and video, Comfort Zone literally turned my week around, it makes me so happy I love it. Bandmates and general dreamboats Lucy Niles and Josée Caron also released a statement to accompany the video: “We recognize that most people spend the majority of their time outside their comfort zones, and with this song, we hope to express our belief that everyone deserves to feel comfortable and safe.” You can read the full statement and Noisey review here.
“Buffy stands in as a reminder of the progress that’s been made and the work there is still left to do.” On Buffy the Vampire turning twenty
New web series, Brown Girls follows a friendship between two young women of colour, helping each other get through the messiness of their mid-twenties. Check it out!
Listen to Vancouver-based Dene/Cree artist, DJ Kookum’s IWD mix.
“It’s very clearly food criticism, but of chicken strips and wings kept warm under heat lamps — that is, the food that the majority of people eat — but also the kind of food many critics wouldn’t bother to consume themselves, let alone talk about.” On Elijah Quashie, the Chicken Connoisseur, and who gets to be a restaurant critic.
Women in film: the NFB wants you.
Finally, a little inspiration for strategically working together 🙂