The odds are forever not in your favor.
Anita Sarkeesian (via thatcuriouskat)
This is the first piece of J. Andrew World’s art I ever saw, initially in one of the online forums associated with the TWiB podcast. I’m sorry I didn’t buy the T-shirt when I had the chance, but I saved the graphic and I use it in my classes sometimes, when I’m trying to teach students about semiotics and how texts can be read differently (i.e., the message you send may not be the message received).
Happy Birthday, J. Andrew World! #JAndrewsBirthday #TWiBnation
Working on some typography for my second project poster series.
Love this. Reminds of the time a colleague leaned over during a meeting and whispered, “I just realized you’re pregnant.” I said, “No, just fat.”
An interesting piece and discussion by Addition Elle about what may or may not determine “plus size” fashion. (Could be more inclusive to 24+!)
Mikki Kendall is the type of writer I strive to be. She speaks plainly and powerfully. She’s not an over educated academic, or a reporter who has never lived an average life, she’s just someone who can write and has made her mark using her words. She is also someone who has made a name for herself with hashtag activism. She is, to me, what makes the modern black feminism movement so relatable. Because her writing expresses her lived experience, which is not that different from everyone else. Share if you agree.
Less than a month until Bad Feminist goes on sale! I received my first copy, hot off the press, and busted some ear drums yesterday. It’s an August IndieNext Pick, so it’ll start appearing in your favorite independent bookstore pretty soon.
I’ve already pre-ordered my copy!
Tomorrow is Imani Gandy’s birthday, and I want her to get all of the birthday wishes by posting this now (All of the birthday!) (If you don’t know what that’s about, you don’t know her work.) As a birthday present to her, I am turning the week of her birthday into a celebration of Black Feminism. Imani Gandy went on This Week in Blackness when Jamilah Lemieux was harassed because she didn’t want to know more about something she couldn’t care less about. Conservatives and white men were outraged that a black woman wouldn’t want to listen to what they had to say. Imani was on TWiB and was understandably upset and exhausted on how black feminists constantly are attacked and ignored. (This has continued as the rape culture-pick-up artist community started up creating fake black feminist hashtags to derail and discredit the movement by making black feminists look ridiculous.) Imani asked (and I don’t remember her exact words) “When will someone stand up for us? Because it is exhausting standing up all the time for ourselves.” I don’t want to be the “White Savior.” However, I will amplify voices this week on just some of the issues black feminists deal with. I will be doing this with less verbiage, too. Thank you, Imani, for all the hard work you do for standing up, and although you don’t know me, just know, I have your back. Happy Birthday, too. Share if you agree.
Happy 40th Birthday, Imani!
Last night, I engaged in some sadness baking. I know, I know, we shouldn’t eat our feelings, but I have so many goddamned feelings these days that a little weakness is to be expected.
Before I could do this baking, I needed that random selection of items that could only easily be acquired at…