Activism

Breaking the Shackles Procreative: Margaret Sanger and the Creation Of The Pill. (Women in Science 32)

Breaking the Shackles Procreative: Margaret Sanger and the Creation Of The Pill. (Women in Science 32)

In 1912, it was against the law to publish a book that contained descriptions of birth control methods. It was against the law to even expound the theoretical benefits of birth control as a general notion. It was against the law to put a contraceptive diaphragm into the hands of a desperate mother of twelve in an attempt to save her life from serial pregnancy. It was against the law to give a woma... »

Sleater-Kinney Teams Up With Planned Parenthood

Sleater-Kinney Teams Up With Planned Parenthood

When Riot Grrl band Sleater-Kinney dissolved in 2006, I was about to be a senior in high school, and I was devastated. All major (or minor) life events can seem traumatic when you’re 17, but Sleater-Kinney’s dissolution hit me hard. As a fairly rebellious teenager and wannabe punk, it sucked that so much of the rock ‘n roll music I loved was run by men, and Sleater-Kinney felt re... »

KPFK Feminist Magazine Radio Show

KPFK Feminist Magazine Radio Show

Yesterday, I was invited to participate in a radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles. The show is a one hour talk show run by a coalition of (brilliant) feminist activists called, Feminist Magazine. I am on air for about 12 minutes mid episode and am flanked by some really fascinating talk. Right after me is a group of women who talk about the issues facing women in the black feminist community. There i... »

Make Crap Art

Make Crap Art

I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at a local Ignite event a couple of months ago. In our long tradition in advokating for showing off your ugly things, I spoke on one of my favourite subjects: the value of terrible art. The video is below. Enjoy. Two apologies: 1: It was movember. 2: You can’t see my slides in the video. »

My Country Tortures

Bible Blacked Out: My Country Tortures

Mark:  My Country Tortures I am crying out I am torn open Immediately rebuke him ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Join me in this series.  If you don’t want to post them yourself, please use this contact form to submit them. To see the rest, click here. Hashtags:  #blackoutpoetry, #bibleblackoutpoetry #foundpoetry »

BlackLivesMatter 300

Bible Blacked Out: Ferguson

Luke: Black Lives Matter Authority throws down Hometown widows What have you done?”   I am sure there will be more to come!  Join me.  If you don’t want to post them yourself, please use this contact form to submit them. To see the rest of this series, click here. Hashtags:  #blackoutpoetry, #bibleblackoutpoetry #foundpoetry »

Bible Black Out Torture Rippere

The Bible Blacked Out: Torture

An expression of my reaction to the CIA Torture Report {summary} that was recently released. I colored the area around the Human Rights symbol to allude to the inverse of Human Rights. Corinthians:  Torture immoral person moral failure no sanctuary each should own his responsibility   I am sure there will be more to come!  Join me.  If you don’t want to post them yourself, please use this con... »

Beach Trash

Wandering: Vacation Thoughts on the Beach, Trash, and Our Environment

I recently took a vacation to Gulfstream, Florida; an island off of Delray Beach.  We had a wonderful time, so relaxing.  Part of my vacation was twice daily walks on the beach in front of our lodging.  The sand was smooth, soft, and not filled with seaweed!  And the seaweed wasn’t the stringing sort that I detest. On these walks, I picked up a few “treasures.”  They range from a Bott’s Dot,... »

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