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Take Action: Daily Beast Should Apologize for Dismissing Prison Rape

The Daily Beast published a vile and harmful piece about Chelsea Manning and prison rape. Here’s what we can do about it.

by × August 23, 2013 × Comments are Disabled
Elliot Chang: "Please Stop Saying These Things to Asians" From "Things Asians Hate" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL8uqURmw40

[Petition] Cibu: Stop using racism to sell products

Please let Cibu know that using racism as their brand is unacceptable.

by × January 28, 2013 × 7 comments
[Urgent Petition] The Invisible Lives We Do Not See

[Urgent Petition] The Invisible Lives We Do Not See

Update: Sadly, Polo was deported back to Mexico on Aug. 31. Supporters of the petition on his behalf received the following message: All, Thank you so much for taking the time to sign our petition. Sadly, Polo was deported back to Mexico today, but not before he and his family […]

by × August 28, 2012 × Comments are Disabled
Miss Zee’s Coloring Book and the invisibility of little black girls

Miss Zee’s Coloring Book and the invisibility of little black girls

Emily L. Hauser has a good post up today on how hard it is to find children’s books and other kid’s stuff that includes or focuses on children of color. She also talks about the importance of independent media projects like the Kickstarter project featured in the video above – […]

by × July 23, 2012 × 1 comment
no silence. no stigma. no shame.

no silence. no stigma. no shame.

[Content notes: mental illness, mental health ableism] “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.” – Audre Lorde All day I’ve been following people’s comments about No Shame Day, started by Bassey Ikpi and her organization The Siwe Project to challenge […]

by × July 3, 2012 × 1 comment
What does it mean to “unite against the war on women?”

What does it mean to “unite against the war on women?”

Yesterday there were rallies to Unite against the war on women all across the U.S. to protest political attacks on women’s and reproductive rights. I attended and spoke at my local rally and gave some brief remarks on the importance of being intersectional in how we think about and take action to […]

by × April 29, 2012 × 5 comments
Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin

Trigger warning: racialized violence, details of the murder of a child. Eta: you can contribute towards the legal fees for Trayvon’s family and a foundation in his memory here. I recently shared the following excerpt from Audre Lorde’s essay “Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference” on the AWH tumblr: […]

by × March 17, 2012 × 20 comments
World AIDS Day 2011

World AIDS Day 2011

Today is World AIDS Day, an annual occasion for raising awareness about HIV/AIDS, remembering those who have died, for people living with HIV to share their stories and for those who don’t to support and stand in solidarity with them. This year’s theme is “Get to Zero,” i.e. – to […]

by × December 2, 2011 × 1 comment

A Retailer’s Thoughts on Buy Nothing Day

Today’s guest post from Max is a bit outside AWH’s usual race/gender/sexuality wheelhouse, but as always, these issues are intersectional. Economic injustices like income inequality, corporate greed affect all of us, but they disproportionately impact people in marginalized communities. Hi. My name is Max. I’m a department manager for a […]

by × November 18, 2011 × 3 comments