"As a mestiza, I have no country, my homeland cast me out, yet all countries are mine because I am every woman's sister or potential lover. (As a lesbian I have no race, my own people disclaim me; but I am all races because there is the queer of me in all races.) I am… Continue reading la frontera
I took a long, long break from reading feminist blogs. It hurt a lot to read them every day, so much so that there were days I felt like I couldn't get out of bed. The world is just so incredibly broken. But then today I had a frustrating conversation with a coworker about what… Continue reading hey girl.
Dear Linda Holmes: Yes. And please. That is all. Your newest fan, Rachel
So there's a big bruhaha (brou-ha-ha? brew-haha? whatever) blowing up in the feminist and indie-arts blogospheres about Amanda Palmer's latest project with Jason Webley, promoted as Evelyn Evelyn (or the Neville Sisters). You can read the history of Evelyn Evelyn here, followed by the recap and Amanda's response to the big dramz here. Basically though,… Continue reading art, activism, feminism, and the possibly impossible coexistence thereof
From the incredible Staceyann Chin: Many of you have already heard about our film, Baby Makes me. For you, this is an update. But for the folks who have not heard Tiona and I are making a documentary together. For years, I have wanted to become a mother. But the timing has never been quite… Continue reading call for assistance
So. I just received (and I mean, literally JUST received) a message on Facebook from the Women Poets Reader Directory. The message was advertising the following new initiative, originated by Cate Marvin and Erin Belieu: A few days ago, Cate Marvin sent out an open letter to a group of women writers detailing her concerns… Continue reading women in literature
Tomorrow is a Spirit Day at my son's school. The theme is "Mixed Up/Dress Backward Day," and there were no suggestions or guidelines offered for what types of clothing the administration, PTO and teachers expect to see on the kids tomorrow. I imagine they're thinking some kids will come in with their shirts and pants… Continue reading opportunity
After a reminder from Ashley that today is International Women's Day, and a nudge toward Feministe for their Top 100 Women post, I'm adding my top women:Marie HoweAriel LevyCoretta Scott KingSylvia RiveraName yours!
Every week or so, the PTO at my son’s school sends out an email with reminders about upcoming events, school projects, and requests for volunteers. This week, I saw the following [emphasis not mine; sadly, it wasn’t necessary for me to boldface anything, as it already appeared that way in the original email]:In conjunction with… Continue reading teaching negativity
My girlfriend is a book snob. She just can’t help it: having appreciated classic literature from the ripe old age of 8, when she used to tote a heavy volume of Shakespeare around her neighborhood in a wagon, she followed up with a major in Lit through college. She’s spent a lot of time reading… Continue reading twilight at midnight