Feeling Invisible At an Incognito Show

Leaving New York City and approaching the Lincoln Tunnel, there is a large mural with the old adage, “Nothing Is Impossible.” As i stared into the slight gaudiness of the font and semi-bright paint job, i silently disagreed, as at the moment, everything feels impossible.. It begins with night 1 of 2. As a person who used to skateboard and was heavily into skate culture (and particularly loved the Bones Brigade and folks like Steve Olson) primarily in my teens to early/mid 20s, i was excited to attend a conversation/presentation/Q&A with Rodney Mullen and Tony Hawk. On the day of . . .

Black, Angry and Proud

It’s an all-too-familiar sight in any corporate boardroom in this country. Black, female executives sitting primly and properly wearing artificial modest grins that to the educated eye fail to disguise a rumbling internal volcano fueled by crashing waves of white colleagues’ arrogance, incompetence and stupidity that the sisters dare not address or correct with any degree of passion because in this country passion is considered unacceptable “anger” when Black people display it. Newswise reported: “One barrier to the success of black women in business is the ‘angry black woman’ stereotype, which has long been embedded and perpetuated in American culture . . .

my gender?

pronouns are n o t  a part of the definition of my gender  Bell defines what gender means to Bell pronouns don’t define my gender  starfish, octopi, elephants, ants, bees,  blue jays, cattle, mountains, and clouds define my gender  fear no longer defines my gender  abuela thank you for your endless guidance  gender in this capitalist society is a “science”  i’ll always lean into your valiance my love for community, collective solidarity,  revolution,communalism, define my gender  Pan-Africanism is one unified Africa under scientific socialism and it’s a part of my gender  Pan-Africanism is our collective destiny  and only then we, . . .

waywardgirls:

poem: wayward girls like to dance in fugue states and laugh and giggle and twirl essay: a collective wayward by kousy louis based on “wayward lives” by saidaya hartman she defines the wayward as young black women “in open rebellion… [struggling] to create autonomous and beautiful lives, to escape the new forms of servitude awaiting them, and to live as if they were free.” anarchic and queer and nature, these mostly lumpen and working class women/girls slip out from under the boot of respectability and the abuse of their family’s power over them. they form new love, queer love, social . . .

End the illegal US Blockade on Cuba!

Imperialist Media Weaponizes ‘Nuance’ to Obscure the Blockade

Compared to the reactionary and oppressive landscape of TLGBQ+ struggles, rights, and healthcare in the U.S., the small island just 90 miles from the Florida coast, Cuba, has a national Family Code and a set of fierce national laws that prohibit all forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, including the right of all people to form a family recognized by the state. Moreover, gender affirming care, which includes things like hormone replacement therapy (HRT), gender affirming surgeries, and other forms of special media care, is free for all Cuban citizens, as is the rest of their . . .