Over the past two years, I’ve shared a lot of space with cisgender feminists who are seeking to add a trans voice to their panel, event, or conference. I can often sense that these feminists’ hearts are in the right place with regards to trans issues. They’re trying and their…
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Hilary Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air may not have been known as a fierce advocate for education. But the actress who played her sure is.
Last year, Karyn Parsons — actress, mother, author and amateur historian — founded Sweet Blackberry, a nonprofit devoted to teaching kids about some of the lesser-known figures of black history. The organization publishes books and videos on people like Henry “Box” Brown and Garrett Morgan, and facilitates school visits and children’s workshops centered around promoting ‘creativity, literacy skills and social responsibility.’
Sweet Blackberry recently launched a Kickstarter for its latest project, a short film that will tell the story of Janet Collins, the first African-American prima ballerina in the Metropolitan Ballet. Collins, who died in 2003 at age 86, rose to fame despite being shut out of dance theaters that refused to let her perform unless it was in whiteface…The Huffington Post spoke with Parsons about Sweet Blackberry’s history and its mission. As the Sweet Blackberry website proclaims: ‘This culture is American culture; this history is American History’…continue reading HuffPost’s interview with Karyn Parson
Pumzi - dir. Wanuri Kahiu // Kenya
In a dystopian future 35 years after an ecological WWIII has torn the world apart, East African survivors of the devastation remain locked away in contained communities, but a young woman in possession of a germinating seed struggles against the governing council to bring the plant to Earth’s ruined surface.
The main character is a museum curator in the future and also yes I would like see this now please
THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT THIS I DON’T LIKE
I must see this
One if my favorite shorts…. So glad its back in rotation
Local doulas Jess and LL are working to raise $850 to go to a queer, trans, people of color led doula training in Seattle, Washington. This training will further their goals of building access to abortion, birth, adoption, and miscarriage support.
The fundraiser goes until July 23rd. You can contribute, and learn more about Jess and LL’s work, through the link.
Supporting local birth workers is an important part of advancing reproductive justice. Jess is also a member of our local abortion fund, the Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project, and will bring the skills she learns back to help the RRFP provide better care for low-income people who need abortions.
Thanks for posting this, friend! And thanks so so much to everyone who has donated and shared this already!
I’m really excited about this new adventure I get to go on and about everything that’s going to come after. Thank god folks have my back and I have gotten so much support in making this happen. There’s no way I would have been able to go without everyone’s help and support and encouragement. It took a lot for me to even believe I deserved to go to this, ya know?