sandra clark

En 1986 la enfermera Sandra Clarke no se pudo quedar con un paciente que le pidió que se quedara. Cuando ella volvió el paciente había muerto solo. En el año 2001, Clarke fundó una fundación llamada “No One Dies Alone” (Nadie muere solo), programa en donde voluntarios se sientan junto a pacientes terminales que no tienen a alguien más que los acompañe.
Hot Commode-ity: An illustrated FanZine on Films
Taking an appreciative look at movies in which a toilet is used as a weapon or for other non-evacuatory purposes (a comic-sized book)

Well, would you look at that?! Them “Propheteers” are at it again. This time they’ve got a Kickstarter campaign to fund a book called “Hot Commode-ity” 

I say it’s worth checking out, I mean, it has: @popgunwar, @sandra-lanz, @sayunclecomics, @chipperwhale@simon-roy, and @royalboiler involved in it, AND it has @ramonvillalobos,  @wookjinclark and @effalope, so it sounds beautiful to me.

Check it out, give it a buck, share it with friends, see what happens. I think you’re going to like what you see.

Thank you!

grnblu  asked:

row, i wanted to ask your opinion on the term "white feminism" and how common feminism might exclude women of color and non cis/queer women (ex: women are stonger bc they have periods! or men dont have to think about how they dress when in public!)

Hi! This is such an important thing to be discussing. I have made a very big point at making sure my personal feminism includes everyone- and educating myself and discussing these topics have really helped.

Issues that are commonly thought of as feminist issues include sexual assault, rape, abortion, Planned Parenthood, domestic violence, equal education, and the wage gap. Feminists have also adopted marriage equality and gay/lesbian rights as their issue which is wonderful.

However, with as many issues as feminists have succeeded in adopting, many of us seem to have not accepted the fact that police brutality and race issues are our issues too.

“White feminism” forgets all about intersectional feminism. The way a black woman experiences sexism and inequality is different from the way a white woman experiences sexism and inequality. Likewise with trans-women and Hispanic women. While white women are making 78 cents to the dollar, Native American women are making 65 cents, black women are making 64 cents, and Hispanic women are making 54 cents. Kimberlé Crenshaw said it perfectly in 1989 when she said “The view that women experience oppression in varying configurations and in varying degrees of intensity. Cultural patterns of oppression are not only interrelated, but are bound together and influenced by the intersectional systems of society. Examples of this include race, gender, class, ability, and ethnicity.” This includes trans women especially, who have been robbed of their souls when they are told they are not “real women” It is SO important to protect trans women and trans youth as they are incredibly at risk when it comes to sexual assault and hate crimes. People also seem to forget that black women are victims of police violence too- from Sandra Bland to India Clarke- a trans woman who was beaten to death in Florida just a month ago.

The fact that when Amandla Stenberg wrote this beautiful and truthful piece she was automatically labeled the “angry black girl” says enough. We are so quick to applaud white women for commenting on race issues/discussions like #BlackLivesMatter, and #SayHerName, but when a black girl comments on it- she is told she is overreacting or being angry.

Comments like the ones you mentioned in your question drive me insane. I have personally seen men get called gay/ f**/ pu*** for wearing anything even remotely feminine. Gay is simply not an insult. Also, let’s not forget that black men cannot wear hoods without being stereotyped as thugs.

To only acknowledge feminism from a one sided view when the literal DEFINITION is the equality of the sexes is not feminism at all. We need to be talking about this more. Discussion leads to change. Xo, Row

Another Black woman is murdered and my eye does this thing where it twitches
It does this sometimes.
Or rather, it does this
most days.
It is the only part of my body
not pretending it doesn’t know what grief feels like.
It is the only part of my body
not trying to hide.