Robin Roberts recently opened up about some of the reactions she got when she came out as gay. The “Good Morning America” co-host made headlines when she came out in a Facebook post last December…
On topic about the representation of women in media. Read the link because the graphics are supposed to go with the context and commentary in the article.
This Bridge Called My Back - Writings by Radical Women of Color
I don’t care what gender studies or queer theory class you’ve taken, you need to read this book, but be warned, it is a rare find and might expensive. It contains several essays by womanists discussing their experience, racism, poverty, how racism pervaded the feminist movement in the early 1980s and most importantly the individual experiences of asian pacific, black, american indian and latina/chicana women. This words you find in this book and the truths that will make your soul sick are imperrative for understanding the history of racism, feminism, systematic oppression and white privilege. These are stories that have, even today, been swept under the rug and out of sight.
You need to read this fucking book.
PDF version downloadable here.
I’ve read it, but adding this to the reading list anyway.
Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and transgender women represent an always-significant and increasingly-visible portion of the LGBTQ community. In addition to the legends…
Trans women of color are magical, powerful, skilled and wise, yet there is still no international network for us. This network gathering will change that.
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Yandle would be first out black lesbian confirmed under Obama administration.
This epic megapost is your glorious opportunity to meet 100 amazing black LGBT women who’ve made their mark over the last 150 years.
Laverne Cox gave her personal testimony to students at the University of Georgia, describing how she learned to embrace herself as a transgender woman and how the transgender community as a whole today is misunderstood and mistreated.
The FREE CeCe documentary needs your help! Let’s make this better and better with every dollar donated!
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Film masterpost highlighting the stories of women of color. Representation of women of color in film is quite scarce, so here are some films I think showcase a wide range of perspectives and experiences that we don't get to see on our movie screens.
Women of Color in Dramas
- American Violet (2008)
- Brick Lane (2008)
- Desert Flower (2009)
- Dreams of Life (2011)
- Heaven on Earth (2008)
- I Will Follow (2011)
- Skin (2008)
- The Patience Stone (2013)
- Things Never Said (2013)
- Yasmin (2004)
Women of Color in Friendship/Family films
- Arranged (2007)
- Chutney Popcorn (1999)
- Eve’s Bayou (1997)
- How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005)
- Radiance (1998)
- Real Women Have Curves (2002)
- The Joy Luck Club (1993)
- The Sapphires (2011)
- Tortilla Soup (2001)
- Waiting to Exhale (1995)
- What’s Cooking? (2000)
Women of Color in RomComs
Young Girls of Color
- Akeelah and the Bee (2006)
- Anita and Me (2002)
- Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
- Life, Above All (2010)
- Linda Linda Linda
- Rabbit Proof Fence (2002)
- Wadjda (2012)
- Whale Rider (2002)
- Xiu Xiu The Sent Down Girl (1998)
- Yelling to the Sky (2011)
Queer Women of Color
LGBTQ* Poets You Should Know:
Highlighting Women of Color:
1. Dawn Lundy Martin
2. Audre Lorde
3. Joy Harjo
4. Micha Cardenas
5. Cheryl Clarke
6. Alice Walker
Dirty South Radicals (Note: currently under construction)
Racebent Disney (Note: currently on hiatus)
Stop Whitewashing (Note: currently on hiatus)
Last Updated September 29 2013.
This is Banned Books Week. This post goes through the books that have been challenged in only the last month. Guess what? They’re all about people of color and/or oppressed women. I know I shouldn’t be shocked, but I still am.
If you don’t know the name “Miss Major,” you should. A forthcoming documentary about the life and times of this prolific trans activist will help give her story the attention it deserves.