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Edwidge Danticat on The Art of Death

During Black History Month, we featured Edwidge Danticat in our list of 10 Black Writers You Should Read. Edwidge Danticat is a Haitian-American author of multiple award-winning novels including The Farming of Bones and The Dew Breaker. Her short story collection Krik? Krak! was also nominated for the National Book Award. Danticat also writes for The New Yorker. Her work there… Continue reading Edwidge Danticat on The Art of Death

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“We Owe our Entire Lives to Trans Women of Color”

“We owe our entire lives to trans women of color,” says trans activist T.J. Jourian in the Keynote Address at the eighth annual Five College Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference at Hampshire College. Almost 400 students, faculty and community members attended the conference which ran March 3rd and 4th. Hampshire College is the smallest and… Continue reading “We Owe our Entire Lives to Trans Women of Color”

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Here We Are: Intersectionality for the Feminist World

These days, intersectionality is a word that buzzes around most feminist circles. People shout it loud and proud, “we’re intersectional!” I’ve sat in many meetings and conferences with fellow feminists – a brown face standing out against a sea of white – where this is the exact phrase that is uttered. “We are intersectional,” they… Continue reading Here We Are: Intersectionality for the Feminist World

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Exposing Inhuman Treatment in Detention Centers

“I was handcuffed in the airport and that is the most heartbreaking thing for me because in my mind I thought people who were handcuffed were prisoners, people who have committed crimes, people who needed handcuffs. I was really distressed and I asked the officer not to do it because of the way I was… Continue reading Exposing Inhuman Treatment in Detention Centers

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End the Shame: Strike 4 Repeal

  It’s been a hard week for Irish women. Today – International Women’s Day – the country is on strike. The strike is organised by pro-choice lobbyists seeking to repeal the eighth amendment. Introduced in 1983, the eighth amendment to the Irish constitution effectively bans abortion. Women throughout Ireland have the opportunity to join the… Continue reading End the Shame: Strike 4 Repeal