In honor of Black History Month, we’re paying homage to one of the purest and transcendental pieces of work fifty years on – John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme.”
Consistent glorification of black women’s triumphs made in defiance without any acknowledgement of the forces we are, in fact, defying is nothing more than a useless and hollow performance of wokeness that translates into nothing, brings on no change, inspires no action. Idolization is just another form of dehumanization.
The following are a few essentials of feminist sci-fi literature (that is, science fiction books that dissect serious woman-centric issues under pretty, sci-fi packaging) for your reading pleasure. Hopefully you’ll find one that touches something within you as they have touched countless women before.
Shocker: apparently young women can’t enjoy male artists without being branded as mindless, sexually-ravenous “fangirls”. While this stereotype – and the inherent misogyny behind it – certainly isn’t new, it is getting especially stale in our current political climate. I’m not sure when it became “uncool” to be a woman who gets excited about art (the 1800s, maybe?), but in 2017, getting excited about art makes you a fangirl (and being a fangirl means your opinion isn’t valid).
Listen, it’s 2016 and I’m finally coming to terms with the fact that Guitar Hero III is, like, the most important influence in my life. Let’s discuss.
One of our favorite female multimedia dream queens, Nicolette Daskalakis, illustrated our favorite poems from her #FrenchGirlPoetry series. Dreamy, wry, and not afraid of heartbreak, Nicolette’s poetry speaks to the modern-day hopeless romantic in all of us.
This Sunday, I took a trip to the Black Market (an arts market, not that market) in Cambridge, MA brought to life by Boston Hassle. Read on for some of my favorite modern girl artists and sellers to keep an eye on!