young women of color

anonymous asked:

u got any literature that involves lgbt women of color? i never rly see much tbh...

Definitely! Some of my favourites are

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Colonize This! Young Women Of Color On Today’s Feminism — Daisy Hernandez

“As young women of color, we have both a different and similar relationship to feminism as the women in our mothers’ generation…The difference is that now we talk about these issues in women’s studies classes, in classrooms that are multicultural but xenophobic and in a society that pretends to be racially integrated but remains racially profiled.”

Redefining Realness — Janet Mock

“When I think of identity, I think of our bodies and souls and the influences of family, culture, and community - the ingredients that make us. James Baldwin describes identity as ‘the garment with which one covers the nakedness of the self.’ The garment should be worn “loose,” he says, so we can always feel our nakedness. ‘This trust in one’s nakedness is all that gives one the power to change one’s robes.’ I’m still journeying toward that place where I’m comfortable in this nakedness, standing firmly in my interlocking identities.”

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches — Audre Lorde

“Guilt is not a response to anger; it is a response to one’s own actions or lack of action. If it leads to change then it can be useful, since it is then no longer guilt but the beginning of knowledge. Yet all too often, guilt is just another name for impotence, for defensiveness destructive of communication; it becomes a device to protect ignorance and the continuation of things the way they are, the ultimate protection for changelessness.”

Feminism Is For Everybody — bell hooks

“Simply put, feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression…Practically, it is a definition which implies that all sexist thinking and action is the problem, whether those who perpetuate it are female or male, child or adult.”

This Bridge Called My Back: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment — Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa

“We are challenging white feminists to be accountable for their racism because at the base we still want to believe that they really want freedom for all of us.”

Literally anything by Kimberlé Crenshaw, who coined the term “intersectionality” in 1989. From her article “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color”:

 “Contemporary feminist and antiracist discourses have failed to consider intersectional identities such as women of color…I consider how the experiences of women of color are frequently the product of intersecting patterns of racism and sexism, and how these experiences tend not to be represented within the discourses of either feminism or antiracism.”

Want more recs? Another Round host and glorious human Tracy Clayton compiled a list of 13 more books on feminism and intersectionality by women of color

Tracee Ellis Ross: “Happy #InternationalDayOfTheGirl! My message to girls around the world: Know that your heart, your soul and your mind are beautiful and powerful. May you revel in being right where you are! May you explore and discover all the many choices that exist for you! The limitless possibility of womanhood will reveal itself, it awaits you. Thanks @hannahbronfman for tagging me as one of your girls 😘 #GirlPossible #IDG2015

BEAUTY GAME CHANGERS - model: Khoudia Diop - photography: Miguel Reveriego - text: Jusine Harman - styling: Kate Sebbah - hair: Lacy Redway - makeup: Courtney Perkins - manicure: Gina Edwards - Glamour April 2017

Growing up in Senegal, Khoudia Diop was bullied for her darker skin tone. She was so ashamed that she used to try and wash her skin right off. She overcame her fears and embraced her uniqueness. Nowadays Diop is professional fashion model, inspiring young women worldwide.

“Diop, 20 model with The Colored Girl agency and face of Make UP For Ever’s #blendinstandout campaign.”

“It used to be difficult to find a foundation shade that matched my skin tone,” says Diop, who has tried everything out there. “ But these days there are finally so many more options for people of all complexions,” Her foundation one-and-only? Make Up For Ever’s Ultra HD in R540

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Brown Girls -- Episode 1 on Vimeo

‘Brown Girls’ is an intimate story of the lives of two young women of color. Leila is a South Asian-American writer just now owning her queerness. Patricia is a sex-positive Black-American musician who is struggling to commit to anything: job, art and relationships. While the two women come from completely different backgrounds, their friendship is ultimately what they lean on to get through the messiness of their mid-twenties.

I only just watched the first episode and I’m already excited. People of color! QUEER people of color! Sex positivity!

There are seven episodes up on their website (and also their channel on Vimeo) so go check them out.

Listen, I’m tired of seeing comments and posts saying that Andi shouldn’t have been that harsh to Jonah

This is especially sad to see from the comments on Asher’s Instagram posts from younger fans because it shows how early we learn to internalize the “correct way” girls and women should act. 

Andi stood up for herself and was perfectly clear about defining her boundaries and not consenting to do anymore emotional labor that wasn’t being reciprocated. It frustrates me to see that people are quick to characterize her (a young woman of color) as harsh, selfish, or rude for just putting herself and her feelings first for once. It’s like if young women of color aren’t submissive or cater to men they’re somehow at fault. Andi’s ability to recognize that she was doing things she didn’t want to do just so Jonah would like her and walking away from it because leading the dress code protest gave her confidence to stand up for herself is such a mature decision and we should be fighting for more of these portrayals on screen not condemning it. 

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Shocking New Study Reveals Adults Perceive Black Girls As Less Innocent, Need Less Protection
A stunning report new report reveals adults perceive Black girls to be less innocent, need less protection / nurturing, know more about sex and seem older th...
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Holi is a major festival in the Hindu religion. It is celebrated on the day after the last full moon of the Hindu month of Phalguna. Phalguna falls between late February and early March in Western calendars. Holi usually marks the happy transition from harsh, dark winter to brighter, warmer springtime.

Holi celebrates the Hindu story of Prahlada. Prahlada was a prince dedicated to the worship of Vishnu, a major Hindu god. Prahlada’s father and aunt opposed his religious faith, and as punishment made him sit in the middle of a raging bonfire. Vishnu protected Prahlada, and the prince did not burn.

Bonfires remain a part of Holi rituals today. However, the most striking aspect of the festival is the spraying of brightly colored powders and water in enormous public celebrations. The colors mark both Prahlada’s flickering bonfire and the bright colors associated with spring.

The “Festival of Colors” is also a time for Hindus to relax social codes. Barriers between rich and poor, men and women, young and old are broken down by Holi’s bright colors. A familiar saying is bura na mano, Holi hai—don’t be offended, it’s Holi !

anonymous asked:

Do you know any books with queer or wlw girls that are people of color?

Definitely! Some of my favourites are

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