Our Sunday Links

Vivek Shraya thinks back on the making of Trisha, the photo project she released last year.

In The State of Black Mourning, Huda Hassan writes on Black mourning as a perpetual state of being, and what it takes to survive and fight for liberation in the midst of grief.

Gelila Mesfin’s portrait of Michelle Obama was used in the making of a mural without her permission,  this is another story of how Black women’s labour is stolen from them.

Jason Parham thinks on memes and the digital Black Atlantic:

Memes are our most forward-facing cultural markers on the internet. And because memes seek to translate, in the sense that they make public what for so long has been private, I worry how the translation of black culture can sometimes feel like a betrayal as it courses from the confines of our communities, onto the internet, and into the hands of outsiders, ever ready for co-optation.

Ashley Ford writes about learning to communicate with her father following his release from prison.

Birth Justice is Social Justice.

What were the status symbols of your youth? Sixteen women (including one Judy Blume) write about what it took to be cool when they were teens.

Ontario Coalition Against Poverty release a new report on the misuse of the housing stabilization fund.

People are gathering today in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood for a Rent Strike. MetCap, a company managing the some of the buildings in the neighbourhood, has been using above guideline rent increases to push working class and immigrant tenants out of their buildings–if you’re in Toronto, show your support!

Many First Nations still don’t have safe drinking water.

A non-Native artist’s appropriative art show was canceled thanks to the work of Indigenous people who drew attention to the violence of her works.

Check out the combustive criticisms in Pyriscence, a new cultural studies blog.

A review of Personal Shopper.

Simon Fraser University has cut its Indigenous education program. You can sign this petition being sent to SFU administration.

The gender pay gap is the worst for professors at the University of Calgary.

Laura Shepherd’s piece for our futures issue, Forgiving the Future, has been nominated for Digital Publishing Best Personal Essay. If you haven’t read it yet, you should!
Don’t forget to check out our latest: Emma McKenna’s interview with Austra!

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