Archive for the ‘liberation’ Category

FJ at University of South Carolina

  (via The Daily Gamecock) Students and faculty flooded into the Russell House Theater Monday evening to hear Feminista Jones, acclaimed feminist writer, activist and public speaker, address social justice issues in South Carolina. With more than 63,000 Twitter followers, Jones has created an impressive online presence writing about what it means to be a […]

#ButSomeOfUsAreBrave (Weekly Periscope Chat)

A White school “resource officer” was called into a class by a Black male math teacher to “handle” a Black female student who was, according to him, not complying with his requests to turn off her phone and engage in the class. The young student was then severely brutalized by the resource officer as students […]

Feminism and Black Masculinity with @Omarwoodard (Weekly Periscope Chat)

How does the embrace of feminism, by Black people (women especially), intersect with Black masculinity? Special guest Omar Woodard joined me for a frank, lively discussion about the need for Black men to support feminism and for our communities to deconstruct toxic notions of masculinity. We also discuss poverty and domestic violence, as well as […]

The Hidden Costs of Sexism in the Workplace


I met with one of my staff yesterday for supervision and we had a brief discussion about a workgroup I’m leading that examines the agency’s anti-sexual harassment policies. The workgroup is focusing specifically on interactions between program participants and staff (I am a social worker), and identifying ways in which we can support staff and […]

“There is more than one ‘S’ in feministS, Leroy” (Weekly Periscope Chat)

This week’s chat was a mixed bag. We discussed divorce, same sex marriage, trans rights, Stonewall movie, erasure of certain ┬áPOC in liberation movements and narratives, body image and fat-shaming, and the 2015 Women’s Freedom Conference. There were a few trolls, but I was trying to catch them. *warning: explicit language used throughout the entire […]

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