Vulva Power

Patriarchy surrounds the vulva with silences and coverings, violence and wounds, taunting and shame: “You cunt!” and “Your mother’s cunt!”Yet many cultures have believed in the vulva’s sacredness, which gave it supremely protective powers. Attackers would flee rather than face its primordial force, and it even had the power to quell storms. Source: Vulva Power

Why I carried my baby in a tikinagan – Today’s Parent

As I tied, I whispered prayers, surrounding her, protecting her. I imagined the generations of Indigenous mothers before me who similarly laced babies up in mossbags with love and prayers, knowing that colonialism could never take our traditional child-rearing and kinship practices away. I picked my daughter up, supporting her back and head, and placed…

Women in Africa: Spirituality, Health, and Healing, Mercy Amba Oduyoye, Madeleva Lecture 2018

[embed][/embed] Mercy Amba Oduyoye was honored as the 2018 Madeleva Lecturer. Her lecture, “Women in Africa: Spirituality, Health, and Healing,” took place on April 19, 2018 at Saint Mary’s College. Oduyoye is the director of the Institute of Women in Religion and Culture at Trinity Theological Seminar in Legon, Ghana. Affectionately known as the “mother…

Mazaher Lyrics, Song Meanings & Music Videos

Mazaher is an ensemble in which women play a leading role.The musicians of Mazaher, Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan, Nour el Sabah are among the last remaining Zar practitioners in Egypt. The music is inspired by the three different styles musical styles of the Zar tradition practiced in Egypt. One of the African dimensions of Egypt,…

Tina Turner Talking About Ike’s Domestic Abuse Helped Other Survivors – Rolling Stone

Tina Turner

Ruth Glenn remembers the first time she read I, Tina, the powerful 1986 autobiography in which Tina Turner details the extensive abuse she suffered at the hands of her husband, Ike.Glenn, who read the book when it was first published, was “moved and encouraged” by Tina’s personal accounts; they were particularly momentous because it was…

One of Scholastic’s Best-Selling Authors Tells Publisher: “I Need You To Be Braver”

Maggie Tokuda-Hall revealed that Scholastic required her to omit all mentions of racism in her book

Last week author Maggie Tokuda-Hall revealed that Scholastic required her to omit all mentions of racism in her book to complete a licensing deal for her (and Yas Imamura’s) book, Love in the Library. A Scholastic license deal is a big freaking deal as they are the world’s biggest children’s book publisher/distributor.Surface-level, this was a…

The What Women Want . . . at Work Podcast Presents: Women’s History Month 2023

The What Women Want

[embed][/embed] Join moderators Brittney Cardwell and Monique Robinson for an enlightening conversation with Michele Lyons and Dr. Kim Pelis of the Office of NIH History and Stetten Museum about women throughout NIH’s history. Learn how women have been integral to NIH’s important work and why it is essential to commemorate their accomplishments and preserve their…

A Firehose of Insanity and The Republican Cycle of Radicalization – Teri Kanefield

Republican Firehose of Insanity

We are essentially being hit with a firehose of insanity. I could spend a full blog post on any one of the above, but I think it’s better to back up and take a bird’s eye view to ask how has the Republican Party became so unhinged and radicalized. Source: A Firehose of Insanity and…

New York’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Center Turns 40 – WWD

New York’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center Celebrates 40 Years

On Thursday evening, New York’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, known as The Center, celebrated 40 years with its annual Center Dinner. Held at Cipriani Wall Street, 2023’s dinner raised more than $1.7 million in support of The Center’s programs and services, which benefit New York’s LGBTQ communities. Source: New York’s Lesbian, Gay,…

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