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Who Represents Us?: On Popular Culture and Social Justice

One of my least favorite situations to find myself in is at a party, a bar, or a club, cornered into a conversation about a pop song, a music video, a TV series, and its radical implications for social movements. 1,509 more words

Ethnic Studies

Letter to Police Attending Nottinghamshire Pride

This is a letter I intend to hand out to police attending Nottinghamshire Pride 2015 in uniform.

To members of the police who are participating in Pride events: 633 more words

Trans Activism

Societally-sanctioned shapes of expression

I’ve been thinking quite a bit recently about how each individual, when entering and interacting with society, is forced to do so as an identity which is already societally-sanctioned (and therefore comprehensible), because it is the result of our cultural present, and therefore also our historical past. 386 more words

Gender

For the Sympathizers

Someone asked me what they, as someone who can sympathize but not empathize with the trans experience, can and should do?

I’ve wrestled with this question because I’m just one person. 558 more words

Ministry Blog

Happening Now--#BlackOutPride Action Disrupts Chicago Pride Parade

Happening Now: Members of the Black queer community of Chicago are disrupting the Chicago Pride Parade. Here is their public statement:

On this day in 1969, Sylvia Rivera, a Boricua trans woman, threw the bottle that sparked the infamous Stonewall Riot. 1,429 more words

Ethnic Studies

A response to CA Conrad's Harriet Essay on Whitman

CA Conrad wrote an important essay on Harriet. One that no one should ignore, or dismiss, or shy away from because it offends. It has pushed my own thinking on art, poetry, revolution, and I would ask that anyone reading this… take a deep breath, step back, and let it work on you—in the context of our received notions of where we have come from.

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