Happy Friday everyone! Here are this week’s Femtastic links.
We are obsessed with Amandla Stenberg’s piece on embracing your own power and the revolutionary act of being oneself in systems that seek to negate your worth.
[Gif of Parks and Recreation’s Leslie Knope speaking into a laptop webcam in a government office. A framed picture of herself appears on the mantlepiece. The text reads “I am big enough to admit that I am often inspired by myself.]
Along similar lines, here is an excellent article on brown beauty and the radical force of women of color self-love.
After the blatant erasure and historical inaccuracy of the Stonewall film, we are disappointed in Suffragette‘s problematic publicity campaign and erasure of women of color. Selma director Ava DuVernay, who’s done a lot to advance the role of women in film and portray the stories of people of color, shared some thoughts about the incident.
Many of our peers and community members continue to do important work while navigating the impacts of trauma. Here Black Girl Dangerous gives us suggestions for ways to care for each other after violence.
We applaud the city of Albuquerque, NM’s decision to eliminate Columbus Day in favor of using October 12 to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
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Have a wonderful weekend.