(KICKSTARTER TO HELP DR. GLORIA JOSEPH PUBLISH A BOOK ABOUT HER LATE PARTNER, AUDRE LORDE) The Wind is Spirit: The life, love and legacy of Audre Lorde The Book is written and edited by Dr. Gloria Joseph
Poet, warrior, feminist, mother, pioneer, lover, survivor….just a few of the adjectives used to describe Audre Lorde. As author of numerous books of poetry and prose and the subject of several biographies and documentaries Lorde’s journey has been chronicled, anthologized and mythologized. And although the life and works of Audre Lorde are widely known, her full story remains untold. But her story can’t be told as a straight narrative with time stamped events neatly bound between the pages. Lorde lived her life out and out loud. Her spirit is like the wind so instead of trying to capture it, we’ll let it blow free and loosely weave together a tapestry of essays, photos, recollections to create a book written and edited by Dr. Gloria Joseph to tell some of the stories of Audre Lorde.
Our book is celebration of Audre Lorde told in living color and vividly narrated with photography. It’s a words and pictures way to honor her legacy and tell the story of her turbulent and triumphant life. Dr. Joseph has selected a diverse group of contributors who have submitted personal essays, stories, poems, recollections and memoirs that show how Lorde’s words and vision inspired and impacted others to be the best they can be.
The Book will be told in Griot style and will take the reader through the defining periods of Lorde’s life as well as include rememberances from her three major memorial services in New York, Berlin and St. Croix.
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*Unarmed Black person gets killed by police*
“It’s not about race they had to have done something to deserve it.”
*Black person gets a job or goes to a college*
“This is obviously about race there is nothing they could have done to deserve it.”
Sarah Ball, Activist, from the series, Accused Part 2
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The Wiz (1978) "Ease On Down The Road"
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Washing clothes at camp for evicted sharecroppers, Butler County, Missouri, 1939, by Arthur Rothstein
no matter how many followers you have the same 10 people will reblog posts from you
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Black studies scholars seek greater understanding and excavations of silences, gaps, and erasures of resistances by probing not only the outspoken performances, but also those practices that are often veiled or dissembled. We unravel and reveal the myriad rituals and cultural creations that nurture and sustain oppositional consciousness while appearing to signal acquiescence, accommodation, and adaptation. In fact, these activities are often indicative of the transformative realities and alternate futures that already exist; black studies’ continued flourishing under hostile conditions is living proof of these realities. —
Hine, Darlene Clark. “A Black Studies Manifesto: Characteristics of a Black Studies Mind.” The Black Scholar 44, no. 2 (July 1, 2014): 11–15.
"In fact, these activities are often indicative of the transformative realities and alternate futures that already exist…."
Because you didn’t hear her the first time.
“Anaconda” turns Nicki’s butt into a literal force of nature, causing earthquakes in a jungle setting. After parodying the idea of exoticism by opening on a jungle scene, she shifts into a workout setup with comically small weights. All of these setups make the same point: Nicki’s body is the modern ideal. And because Nicki is spitting rapid-fire jokes the whole time she is onscreen, it’s impossible to feel like she’s been reduced to a mere body.
This is confirmed by what comes next: Nicki squirting whipped cream on her tits, fondling a banana, and then slicing the banana with a maniacal laugh. Cutting up a metaphorical dick onscreen makes it even more clear that the “Anaconda” video is about Nicki asserting her power, not as a sexual object but a sexual subject. Both the suggestive choreography and the song’s lyrics, which recount a series of sexual encounters, double down on the fact that Nicki has all the power here, and that she can show as much of her body as she likes and retain all that power. —
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But somehow people don’t understand this OR how black women work to reclaim their sexual agency