I have never beheld such perfection in photographic form.
I have never beheld such perfection in photographic form.
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DEFINITION OF #GODDESS BLOG
The Finding Aid: Black Women at the Intersection of Art and Archiving is an interactive, multi-media dialogue that explores the intersection of experimental art practices and community-based archiving. The event’s organization is based on the idea of a ‘finding aid’ -a document used in archives for accessibility and discovery. We will transform a finding aid from an archival inventory/guide into an artistic archival experience. Our goal for this event is that people leave knowing what an archive and archivist is or can be, and that people feel empowered to begin their own archival/artistic practice or feel moved to engage with existing archives.PROCESSING AND OTHER INFORMATIONEvent Panelists: Arianne Edmonds, Joyce LeeAnn Joseph, Miranda Mims, Kameelah Rasheed, Shawn(ta) SmithEvent Artists: Salome Asega, Sonia Louise Davis, Arianne Edmonds, Ladi’Sasha Jones, Joyce LeeAnn Joseph, Marilyn Nance, Kameelah Rasheed, Shawn(ta) Smith
Anzaldua: The geographical place that I feel the most connection with is probably East Tennessee. I think it’s one of the most beautiful places that I’ve ever been. The Smoky Mountains are amazing and it’s just so verdant. I spent a lot of my teens years living there, so there’s a ton of stuff that’s connected to that space for me.
Stone: There was this one time in my grad program, in one of my archives classes, when this guy who I loathed (straight white guy in his mid 40s who took up all the space in the room with his awfulness) was talking about how archivists should deal with certain types of marginalized archives. I then spoke and thoroughly destroyed whatever he had said. The professor was with me, the other students were with it; it was a beautiful thing.
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, a question for Gayle Rubin. The Gayle Rubin question will be “What is some of the kinkiest sex you’ve had?” In one session with a guy who I only saw once and never again, there was, among a variety of things, daddy/boy roleplay, intense tickle torture, and electro-play.
Foucault— How many times have you been arrested?
Audre Lorde—Do you like poetry? If so what’s yr favorite poem/poet?
Gloria Anzaldua—What geographical place do you feel the most connection with?
Sandy Stone—recount a time when you totally destoyed or at least one-upped a hater.
Eve Kosofsky Sedgewick—tell me a secret
Judith Butler—5 words that most describe/relate to yr gender identity or presentation.
Jessica Yee—Say a lil about your first experience, sexual or not, of “finding another queer person for the first time.”
Aurora Levins Morales—If you could choose, how would you want to die?
David Halperin—If you could bring one historical LGBTQ figure back from the dead, who would it be?
Monique Wittig—Describe your ideal queer utopia.
John D’Emilio—If you won the lottery, what would you do with yr millions of dollars?
Cherrie Moraga—What’s your greatness weakness/worst quality?
Dorothy Allison—Set the scene of yr ideal/ultimate sexual (or non-sexual for my ace followers) fantasy.
ACT UP—Your favorite artist.
Lesbian Herstory Archives—Your favorite book/author
STAR—Best queer group/gathering/action you’ve ever been involved in.
Bash Back!—If you could kill one, and only one person in the world with impunity, who would it be?
Combahee River Collective—What would you consider your best quality?
Harlem Ballroom Scene—Who/what is your personal style inspiration?
Julia Serano—Who’s the most famous person you’ve ever met?
Barbara Smith—Your favorite family member, if you have one, and why.
Gay Liberation Front—If you could pull off a bombing of one, and only one site in the world, what would you blow up?
radicalesbians—Describe your ideal relationship(s) in 7 words or less.
Salsa Soul Sisters—If you could look like anyone in the world, alive or dead, who would you want to look like?
Compton’s Cafeteria Riot—question of your choice.
I am in love with this. You MUST send me a queer theorist.
Reblogging this again BECAUSE SERIOUSLY ALL MY FRIENDS NEED TO SEE IT.
i would never normally do this but i’m in finals so…
This is absurd and I kinda love it. Ask away!
so I have spent a serious amount of time seriously involved in student activism for accessible education, in a part of the world where student activism for accessible education is a big deal and a big part of why college/university education where I live is like, the cheapest in pretty much all of Canada and the US combined
and it is literally not exaggeration to say that people have died and like, been seriously and permanently injured, been jailed, been beaten, faced massive repression, etc in order to protect and continue this situation. I have been kettled and beaten by cops, pepper sprayed, threatened, assaulted by fellow students, for my defense of this, also abused and harassed and stalked by people within the movement, it’s a big deal to me
BUT here is a thing which bothers me: when we talk about how the economy is fucked, and “millenials” are fucked, etc, it always seems to be that the discourse is centered entirely around the middle class
Like, I am poor, and may not be able to finish my education, I am from a poor family for whom education is HUGELY IMPORTANT, as it is with many poor families, because without an education how will you be socially mobile as a person coming from poverty
every poor kid I grew up with wanted to go to college when we were kids
most of us didn’t
I moved away from the place I was born, moved across the country, drastically changed almost everything about my life for the chance at an education
I remember being at a demo with a friend of mine whose family is really solidly middle-class, and it was the first time they had ever felt anger about money. They kept yelling about class war and “the middle class is disappearing!!!!”
The Middle Class Is Disappearing seems to be the rallying cry of a lot of people, not just w/r/t education activism but about the economy in general, and I want to be like, no
you are not “disappearing”, you are joining the rest of us
like, what a way to obviously, overtly erase the existence of poor people! PEOPLE ARE SAID TO LITERALLY DISAPPEAR WHEN THEY BECOME POOR.
Why is it that social mobility becomes a rallying cry only when the middle class is threatened? The economy has sucked for a long time for poor people, poor people are the most impacted by recessions, and like, JOBS, JOBS ARE DISAPPEARING, IT’S NOT JUST EDUCATION, IT’S JOBS
THAT’S why student debt is skyrocketing, in part, because kids who could have otherwise worked their way through school suddenly can’t find work, because nobody can find work, and predatory lenders are preying on students AND EVERYONE ELSE as a result.
So like, it’s important to highlight education access, because that is a major site of social mobility
but student movements can really suffer from economic/social myopia when they’re led by middle-class kids, which let’s be honest, they usually are, unless they are at schools where the majority of students are students of colour.
Or rather, it’s middle-class white kids who take over leadership positions from the poor kids/kids of colour who have always been pushing for accessible education when people “outside” start paying attention to the movement, when there are photo ops and interview opportunities. And then it goes from “education needs to be more accessible for poor folks” to “WHAT ABOUT THE MIDDLE CLASS”
i roll my eyes, just as much as I roll my eyes at stuff about how “MILLENIALS ARE SELFISH!!!!”
Kind of in love with 70’s Dolly Parton