pretty-period:

#PrettyPeriod x #AfroPunk

The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund is honoring FAAN Mail for its impact on the lives of LGBTI women!

Reception next Wed, 6-8pm.

The Delaware Valley Legacy Fund is honoring FAAN Mail for its impact on the lives of LGBTI women!

Reception next Wed, 6-8pm.

In November of 2013, FAAN Mail held a community talk back about the Netflix show, Orange Is The New Black, a drama series set in a women’s prison. Community members who are personally affected by and concerned about mass incarceration shared their perspectives after watching episode 12 from Season 1. We discussed the below questions, among others.

Does this show offer any value in the movement to end mass incarceration? What aspects of the show are realistic or fantasy? What do people need to know about mass incarceration?

About ‘Pretty. Period.’

pretty-period:

I’ve spent many years researching and writing about the Black body politics, particularly as it relates to skin tone i.e. colorism and skin color politics. For the most part, when we talk about skin color politics, we focus primarily on the sociopolitical DISadvantages that come with being dark-skinned in a society that continues to privilege and prioritize White/Western standards of beauty. Take for example, Bill Duke’s documentary, Dark Girls.  Although it was a necessary documentary and indeed resonated with *some* my own experiences, something about what I saw in the documentary bothered me. Not because it wasn’t true, but because it was the ONLY truth I have long seen discussed. 

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Lupita is Beautiful, but Black BEEN Beautiful

pretty-period:

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Photo courtesy of: http://www.all-theprettybirds.com/

I love Lupita Nyong’o. I do. But I am uncomfortable with her image. 

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juliammore:

The FREE CeCe documentary needs your help! Let’s make this better and better with every dollar donated!
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/free-cece-documentary/x/6227341

Support!!!

juliammore:

The FREE CeCe documentary needs your help! Let’s make this better and better with every dollar donated!

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/free-cece-documentary/x/6227341

Support!!!

womenactionmedia:

Race Forward released a two-part report AND video summary covering common media mistakes when it comes to approaching race. We need more conversations like this to make a change in the media.

mocada-museum:

baldwin-lorde

JB: One of the dangers of being a Black American is being schizophrenic, and I mean ‘schizophrenic’ in the most literal sense. To be a Black American is in some ways to be born with the desire to be white. It’s a part of the price you pay for being born here, and it affects every Black…

if you claim to be pro-black girl, you don’t get to choose which black girls are worthy of defending

aomuse:

peechingtonmariejust:

ethiopienne:

all black girls are worthy of defending

  • poor black girls
  • sexually active black girls
  • abstinent black girls
  • queer black girls
  • immigrant black girls
  • mentally ill black girls
  • self-hating black girls
  • addicted black girls
  • fat black girls
  • trans* black girls
  • disabled black girls
  • muslim black girls
  • weave-wearing black girls
  • masculine-presenting black girls
  • all
  • black
  • girls

Please include Black girls who are sex workers in this.

ALL.  BLACK.  GIRLS.

Yes!

stoptellingwomentosmile:

Los Angeles, CA
7th & Mateo St
November 15, 2013