In her introduction to Poems from the Women’s Movement, Honor Moore recollects a friend saying, “The women’s movement was poetry.” The women’s movement was–and is–many things, and poetry was–and is–a […]
Tag: Audre Lorde
A Poem for Adrienne
“We were filled with the strong wine/of mutual struggle, one joined loud/and sonorous voice.”
Black Herstory: A Poetic Call to Justice From Lesbian Feminists
The murders of Black women in Boston in the late 1970s incited feminist activists; they also prompted poets like Stephanie Byrd to address racist violence in their work.
Black Herstory: The Founders of the Feminist Party
It never ceases to amaze me how many students in my women’s studies classes have never heard the names Flo Kennedy, Pauli Murray and Shirley Chisholm (left), all Black women. Yet they “might have heard” of Betty Friedan, author of The Feminine Mystique and a white woman, thus suggesting that Black feminist founders of the movement have been written out of feminist history.
How Audre Lorde Made Queer History
In her piece “Breast Cancer: Power vs. Prosthesis” in The Cancer Journals, black feminist lesbian mother warrior poet Audre Lorde wrote: “I also began to feel that in the process of […]
Gaming: Tool of Pedagogy or Oppression?
Last month, a trailer for a new video game, Slavery the Game, was released on YouTube and instantly went viral. It also elicited worldwide outrage and indignation, as well as […]
Ms. Readers’ 100 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time: The Top 10 and the Complete List!
Scholar, activist, provocateur, teacher, community-builder, inspiration: No one word can span the career of bell hooks or capture how much we love her work. According to Ms. readers’ selections of […]
Top 100 Feminist Non-Fiction Countdown: 50-41
Within books 50 to 41, you’ll find several controversial takes on motherhood and many a memoir, including a reflection on the personal impact of breast cancer, a graphic autobiography from a […]
Scapegoating Black Women in a Recession
You know the media spin cycle and the propagandists are winning when you advise a young, promising black woman undergraduate student about her prospects for doctoral studies, and she immediately […]
Setting The Record Straight… Or Rather, Queer!
Hey, my fellow queer folk! Guess what? We’re finally making history! Or rather, California is finally acknowledging that we’ve always been making history. In an it’s-about-time turn of events, California Governor […]