Womanism, Black Feminism and Race In Feminist Discourse (Updated)
Back in May I posted an essay list with some of my essays specifically on womanism, Black feminism and race in feminist discourse, though just about anything I write is shaped by a womanist lens and an intersectional world view/experiences. I’ve since written more essays within this theme, so here’s an updated essay list.
educating others on racism and safety as a Black woman [X] [X]
Of course like any other womanist/Black feminist, my thoughts on feminism and all anti-oppression theory, politics and praxis change (and hopefully evolve) over time, so as I progress I will certainly expand on certain ideas and some have evolved even since I’ve written some of these posts, as some are older than others.
As far as basic questions that examine the similarities and differences between womanism and feminism, see the first several posts in this essay list and also these quotes and my notes: [X] [X] [X] [X] [X] [X] [X].
“We are living in a culture entirely hypnotized by the illusion of time, in which the so-called present moment is felt as nothing but an infinitesimal hairline between an all-powerfully causative past and an absorbingly important future. We have no present. Our consciousness is almost completely preoccupied with memory and expectation. We do not realize that there never was, is, nor will be any other experience than present experience. We are therefore out of touch with reality. We confuse the world as talked about, described, and measured with the world which actually is. We are sick with a fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas.”
Do we as humans want to allow other entities more dominance in our realm? Is that the agenda? Is it possible that our limitations as humans are often a blessing? …a boundary from these other-worldly beings who seem to envy our “physical” reality.
Humans have an imperfect, but often beautiful gift of life. Its so beautiful, that these other creatures want to be a part of it. I don’t want to fail to question their motives and to consider the countless lies that have been “prophesied” through channelers and mediums of the past.
Spirits lie and manipulate from the most famous magicians (i.e. John Dee & Edward Kelley ) to the amateur spiritualist. Those who open themselves to these realms are gambling their minds to potentially malicious, powerful forces. Question everything… and count your blessings.