Injustice / Poetry / Racism / Sexuality/Gender / World speaking out

3 strong women and their bold poetry that just says it how it is

The Joys of Motherhood – FreeQuency “…who will see criminal before child… I can’t take it for granted that they won’t kill my son… there’s something about being Black in America that has made motherhood sound like mourning …” Used – Shelby Birch “He called me a queen and I blushed, but it wasn’t because … Continue reading

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40 Books by Oppressed People in 40 weeks

I’ve set a goal to read 40 novels or fiction/prose works (eg poetry, memoirs) by oppressed people by the end of this year (1 a week). This includes books by authors in thirdworld countries, women, sexually diverse authors, workers, indigenous peoples, people who face systemic racism, poor people, refugees and more. These people are, in … Continue reading

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Portraits from prison: Using photography to see more

Eva Haule is an activist who spent 20 years in prison, including time in solitary and on hunger strike. She said photography “filled the emptiness”. Day after day, seeing the same things, photography gave her the opportunity to see more or to look at things again, differently. In her photos, prisoners are humanized again, and we … Continue reading

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Illustrated: Women in Struggle

The artist, María María Acha-Kutscher, says, “The aim of the Indignadas series is to make women’s efforts more visible and place women at the center of these social struggles … The drawings show a female body not offered as support for the man’s eyes, but as support for the political message … This is another way to connect … Continue reading