COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR GOOD
with risk to inhabit that whole
"when asked to bring
my ancestors into the room
alongside those they would
want to harm the answer
is surely no. and i must."
Click through to Writers Resist's site to read the poem in full.
range inflected care in our lavender too-familiar
Issue 2: Transcend
Ghost Heart Literary Journal
Three poems are included in Issue 2: Transcend edition of the Ghost Heart Literary Journal.
range inflected care in our lavender too-familiar
DEPICTING OR DEPICTING; HESITANTLY BEING VIEWED
What can I weave for you, this next life emerging?
You can view these poems by downloading the PDF available on their website.
Called into the World by All of Us
An Interview with Masculine Birth Ritual Podcast Creator and Host Grover Wehman-Brown
QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking, Volume 7, Number 2, Summer 2020,
"There is a necessary and lively conversation unfolding in reproductive health-care and justice settings over how gender matters in reproduction—and how we might build more inclusive and culturally competent modes of advocacy and care.2 Queer, trans, and nonbinary birth workers
are growing in ranks and visibility—organizing collectives, educating other birth workers, and creating gender-affirming spaces for conception, pregnancy, birth, and postpartum care." - interview between Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz (1st author) and Grover Wehman-Brown (2nd author)
Read Off Script
a tool to prepare your kid for this big queer world
"Incorporating diverse parental names and family structures into your kid’s early development doesn’t require you buy all the books in the “LGBT Children’s Books” section of Amazon. Reading off script and incorporating a wide range of parental names into storytime with your young child is one easy way to prepare your child to be in a community with children of genderqueer and transgender people and other families whose caregivers don’t consist of one dad and one mom."
Bearing Life With and Alongside
On Masculinity, Pregnancy, and Medical Trauma- Autostraddle
Peripartum Cardiomyopathy isn’t “random”; it is clustered at higher rates in certain communities, just like MS is clustered into certain communities, but with a more rapidly fatal impact. “Why do so many people in my community have autoimmune diseases” now extends into “to what extent did MS contribute to PPCM; to what extent did the things that contributed to MS (for example, stress created by trauma and the vigilance of survival as a visibly gender-non-conforming person) also contribute to PPCM?”
Lead By Example
Women of Color led curbside community delays OPD eviction- Medium
Aiyahnna Johnson, a resident of Housing and Dignity Village and former leader of Occupy Oakland, said the community is fighting the eviction because the city’s approach to curbside communities is “just belittling to anybody who deserves the human rights in this. They’re looking at the money instead of the actual people. And that’s a problem. They don’t care about the resources that they can provide or the help that they could provide.”
Introduction to A Life We Braid:
The what and why- A Life We Braid
A Life We Braid
Both of us are bookish and deeply smitten with our femme/butch and lesbian ancestry; we are each deep in individual projects that return to texts of the 20th century, particularly the 1970’s-90’s to reflect on and position ourselves and our communities in the current moment. In these re-readings, we notice how the struggles to support butch/femme, trans liberation, sex workers, and kink are intertwined in the past as well as the future.
In Troubling Times, Holiday Cards Send A Message Of Resistance
Those who spend their days in collective struggle for equality see the holidays as a time to send cards with a social-justice bent.
Before I had kids, I always intended to send holiday cards, but usually never got around to it. When my first baby was born, our extended family made it perfectly clear: A holiday card with a picture of the kid on it was now mandatory. That first year, 2014, we went all-in with a picture of the infant in an elf outfit...
How to Prepare for a Haunted Planet While Living on a Haunted Planet
A review of M Archive: After the End of the World by Alexis Pauline Gumbs
"M Archive is a corrective lens that allows us to see the way the world is literally constituted from the legacies of harm. It allows us to see how seemingly harmless ways of being are linked to the possible destruction of humanity, but it also shows us the skills needed to transform and survive this harm."
New Cold Storage Facility Supports the Growth of Local Food Producers
One wet New England day, Liz Buxton got stuck to the bottom of one of the many mobile freezer units outside of the food processing facility where she is the Director of Operations. But thanks to $750,000 in grants from the USDA, Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, and private donors, Buxton and her co-workers at the Franklin County Community Development Corporation (FCCDC) will no longer have to shuttle food from the mobile freezers, through the ice, rain, and snow, and into the commercial kitchen for processing...
Home Is Where You Park It
Place-Making Practices of Car Dwelling in the United States
Space and Culture, 2016, Vol. 19(3) 251–259
Living in an automobile is an increasingly common but underexamined experience in the United States. The car provides shelter against the elements of outdoors, but living in the automobile requires a complex set of practices over dispersed space in order to meet basic bodily and social needs. Using accounts of car dwelling found in survival guides, news reports, blogs, and day-in-the-life videos, this article analyzes some of the fundamental tensions between stillness and mobility, private and public, and home and homeless evidenced in the place-making practices of car dwelling...
Dear Rush and Friends:
The Lesbian Farmers are Already Here
We are prodigal daughters and sons and chickens come home to roost.
The USDA knows this. I think deep down you know this, too. We are your children and grandchildren. We are the people whose ancestors’ lands were stolen that keep returning to the countryside against the odds. The gay pride slogan “We are everywhere!” is actually true. Many of us are already here, and even more are coming on out to the country...