Really feeling the “right girl at the right time” moment today (phrase coined from joan didion describing joan baez) ~ my piece “criss cross bamboosauce” on the cover of today’s ny times arts section and i’ve just restocked in store and online with new waggy tees! thank you to the curators @sarahlehrergraiwer and @destinisto for making henry is blue happen 💓
this publication attempts to do three things a) move resources to roots of labor birth collective and black women birthing justice two transformative organizations in the bay area b) center the voices and experiences of black women, indigenous women, women of color, and queer, trans and nonbinary folks of color, and the collective urgency of dismantling white systems of oppression and c) bring a myriad of people together to share ideas about healing, power, and liberation.
the people featured in completely and without pause are close friends, acquaintances, and strangers. they are black, latinx, samoan, queer, white, nonbinary, and trans. they are teenagers and they are elders. they are published writers and working artists, and they are not. they are all committed to destroying the ways in which oppression occupies our hearts, minds, and bodies. specifically, these contributors are expanding, challenging, holding, and caressing feminine and feminist consciousness and its relationship to receptivity, politicized healing, and transformation. it’s a heart-centered pause and inconclusive deliberately as a technique. it’s about the feminine as the sacred duty of humanizing, as an energy and a commitment, not as a gender. it's about reparations, as in money, as in using money as medicine, and repairing our relationship to ourselves and the earth.