Crossposted from VivirLatino Women of color are not paranoid when we say that we fear our children being taken away. It happens all too often. It happens again and again: On March 3rd, 2009 six year old Aniysah was taken from her mother’s arms and thrown into a legal shuffle of unaccountability, instability and discrimination. Continue reading →
The program seeks to promote artists of color working in any visual, literary, and/or performance-based media, who display artistic excellence, are committed to an artistic career, and are under-served, under-recognized or under-represented in the mainstream. Must be permanent residents of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, or Wisconsin. The $4,000 award may be Continue reading →
Post the Allied Media Conference there is alot of thinking, questioning and conversation happening. It’s one of the reasons I value the space so much because it puts me in that frame of mind. Already based on yesterday’s post, I am having mamis say what about those times when all you can do as a Continue reading →
Everyone should read and reflect upon Cripchick’s post on accessibility and what that means for the various communities we are a part of. Here’s a pedacito: Accessibility is: # childcare do you have childcare so parents can come? will kids be safe and have programming so parents don’t have to worry about them? # sliding Continue reading →
Feelings, emotions and truth unfortunately do not pause as we move forward with our work, build strong coalitions and more importantly make sure we create a path for those after us to follow. My mentor Richie Perez made a point of this: teaching so that others could move the struggle forward. While I am no Continue reading →
Just a little shameless plug. Tomorrow nite (Wednesday) I am going to be speaking on the Powerful Latinas interview series about the development of my political consciousness, and how my creation of my media outlets are connected with my politics. I’m really excited and hope you can listen in! Sign up aqui to be a Continue reading →
Aaminah Hernandez posted over at Problem Chylde a reminder to some on the ways many white feminists continue to discredit women of color. Go and read.
Last summer in Detroit, I was blessed and was a part of a group of incredible radical women of color media makers and media justice fighters. We spilled and spit our voices and experiences into a mic and transformed that into a CD compilation of spoken word, poetry, and song and ahora you can share Continue reading →