bolt of blue have mercy ink perfume

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revolutionary-afrolatino:

postracialcomments:

i nominate this for best multiple-tweets of the year

This is fucking frightening.

Monday, September 1, 2014

harlequeerromance:

lucy’s library books are not the only things in her life desperately overdue. that sordid list includes: a raise at her soul-sucking retail job, the completion of her bachelor’s degree, and most distressingly, her period. somewhere in the moment between peeing on a stick and seeing two pastel lines, lucy decides she’s taking her life off hold.

muriel rules over her small branch of the public library system with an iron fist, a velvet voice, and a very high bun. in her past five years at the helm, she’s made the library into a community center. still, her friendly demeanor hasn’t led to any intimacies outside of the stacks. but when lucy comes in, muriel wants to lend her more than books. can she move out of the reserved section and into new releases?

you won’t need a call number for File Under Romance. it’s on the shelf between fresh starts and falling in love.

"Because of the potentially very subversive character of the feminist movement…it’s not very surprising that by the late 1970s, we have witnessed a massive institutional intervention into feminist politics; very much aimed at domesticating the feminist movement, neutralizing its subversive potential, but also channeling it into a support for the neoliberal agenda; basically make it into a force that would actually give support to the developing neoliberal agenda."

Silvia Federici, lecture, “Gender and the Neoliberal Agenda”

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(via vulturechow)

white trans women:

scrittatrisha:

All the analysis on transmisogyny will not make you less of a white supremacist if you are a white supremacist. In fact, it will make you even more disgusting if you constantly treat trans women of color ( particularly poor Black, Native, and Latina trans women) like shit despite your analysis.

"When I was growing up in Brooklyn I remember seeing a black man on Pacific street wearing an orange suit and everybody stopped. I never forgot that. He looked like a god. This was in the ’50s. That was a transcendent moment for me. He seemed to be moving in slow motion and it just blew my mind. Clothes and jewelry have always been very important to me in observance of how people present themselves because that’s empowerment. Everything I do is about self-presentation and empowerment. You know why it’s so important? Because even people who have very little can control how they present themselves to the world. If you have no money, no nothing, you can throw on a scarf, put your hat to the side and walk out in to the street and feel good. It’s style. Diana Vreeland said if you’re not born with it I feel sorry for your ass."
Sunday, August 31, 2014

When it comes to the question of “Alien vs. Predator,” I’ll take a eusocial matriarchy over an individualistic achievement-driven patriarchy any day of the week.

Aug. 30 10:09 pm

justice4mikebrown:

Saturday, August 30, 2014

ATTN: TRANS WOMAN WRITERS WHO WANT TO GET PUBLISHED!

sandyfarquhar:

sandyfarquhar:

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: TRANS WOMEN ACROSS GENRES

THE DEADLINE IS ~~TOMORROW~~~

DEADLINE MOVED TO SEPTEMBER 6TH

EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts invites submissions for a special online issue dedicated exclusively to CREATIVE WRITING BY TRANS WOMEN, edited by Trace Peterson, co-editor of Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics.

We are looking for work from EVERY GENRE: Prose, Poetry, Poetics, Fiction, Nonfiction, Erotica, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Fan Fiction, Memoir, Essay, Review, or anything else you can think of. Mixed-genre or multi-genre writing is welcome and encouraged.

How do we define “trans women”? You, if submitting writing for this project, should identify as such.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Deadline is Aug 30 September 6. Send 2-3 pieces from a genre of your choice to tracepeterson1@gmail.com

- http://eoagh.com/?page_id=2177

DO IT DO IT

trace is awesome and EOAGH is too! go go!

(PS. if you’re thinking about submitting but feeling shy or feel like your work needs another eye, i’d be happy to be that eye today.)

trace pushed back the deadline!

fumbletumblerumble:

#therapy by #nayyirahwaheed from #salt
my soft season came.
the past year has been brutal, but the soft season came.
so much gratitude.

fumbletumblerumble:

#therapy by #nayyirahwaheed from #salt

my soft season came.

the past year has been brutal, but the soft season came.

so much gratitude.

 
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