And i really don’t give a fuck what people think about me but confidence is an every day thing when im not being glorified for being white and thin and getting stared at for different reasons. I know im hot stuff but just don’t feel like it today in this mysoginistic werld that doesn’t wanna see me be comfortable in my own skin
being around people makes me realize i don’t do most things normal people do
i don’t have a facebook
i don’t have a twitter
i don’t have netflix
i don’t have a smartphone
i don’t have internet
i haven’t watched TV since i was in high school
i don’t know anything about popular culture
- Why I’m Fat Positive (via skinnnedkneees)
- if no one has ever told you, your freedom is more important than their anger, nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)
“Eyes of the Rainbow” deals with the life of Assata Shakur, the Black Panther and Black Liberation Army leader who escaped from prison and was given political asylum in Cuba, where she has lived for close to 15 years. In it we visit with Assata in Havana and she tells us about her history and her life in Cuba. This film is also about Assata’s AfroCuban context, including the Yoruba Orisha Oya, goddess of the ancestors, of war, of the cemetery and of the rainbow. Gloria Rolando on “Eyes of the Rainbow”:
“In the struggle of the African American people, many women’s voices in the past and the present have always called for social justice, women who throughout the years have shown integrity and firmness in their principles. For this reason, “The Eyes of the Rainbow” is dedicated to all women who struggle for a better world.
One of those voices that already forms a part of the history of the African American people is that of Assata Shakur. In the documentary “The Eyes of the Rainbow,” she recounts aspects of her path as relentless warrior. We are able to create a meeting with Assata Shakur through the symbols of AfroCuban culture, which offer us beautiful songs evoking the ancestors.
Representations of the Yoruba warrior orishas such as Oya and Ochosi support the discourse of this story, which also has its moments of poetry and tenderness as in the dance of Oshun, through which is illustrated Assata’s decision to become mother while still in prison.
The blues interpreted by Junius Williams and his “Magic Harp,” the songs of Sweet Honey in the Rocks, and the Cuban group “Vocal Baobab” give a special stamp to this valiant testimony which defines the spirit of struggle in the African American woman.”
Amazing 9 year old Asean Johnson brings the crowd to their feet at Chicago school closings rally
The floating cabaret of QTPOC bliss, dreams, sweat, sweets & nightmares.
Watch the Livestream of F R E E: Queer and Trans People of Color and Two Spirit Visions of Freedom on Tuesday, June 11, 7:45 PM PST- 10 PM PST. It is ASL interpreted and videos are captioned. We are asking folks to donate if you can by sending cash via paypal to email@example.com (mark it as personal and “for mangos with chili)! This will help pay our ASL interpreter costs! Think about what you’d pay if you were attending the show in person. if you’re totally broke, just watch and don’t worry about it, but if you have $5-20, please send it on. And if you wanna attend in person, here is the link.
BORNTORAGE VOL. 2 - Jeepneys
For the second installment of our Born to Rage mixtape series we’ve hologrammed in the colorful space goddess Jeepneys to reroute eclectic brown sounds to your ears. After experiencing Jeepneys’ live performance, I had to get a taste of what musical flavors influenced her palette. Press play and let her walk you through a party where the rooms span timezones and love is the only rule.
Jeepneys herself will be dropping new material later this summer, so stay tuned for future collaborations to come!
Lijadu Sisters “ORERE-ELEJIGBO”
Quando Quango “Love Tempo”
Bandolero “Paris Latino”
Francis Bebey “Savannah Georgia”
Harry Choo Choo Romero feat. Jessica Eve “What Happened”
Erotic Dissidents “Move Your Ass and Feel The Beat”
Alaska y Los Pegamoides “La línea se cortó”
Owiny Sigoma Band “Magret Aloor”
Maria Minerva “Symbol of My Pleasure [Form of my Pain]”
Pakaraguian Sa Maguindanao “Binalig Kulintang A Kayo I”
Unknown (from Radio Phnom Penh compilation)
Samsimar “Bapikek Balam”
Alice Coltrane “Spiritual Eternal”
Luzmila Carpio “Wiñay Llaqta”