Hey, it’s Gen of Psyche Corporation! Her stuff is amazing ^^
Staceyann Chin: Why she kicks ass
- She is an openly lesbian spoken word poet, performing artist and LGBTQ rights activist.
- She is of Chinese-Jamaican and Afro-Jamaican descent, was born in Jamaica and now lives in Brooklyn.
- You can see one of her many powerful performances here.
- Her work has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Pittsburgh Daily, and has been featured on 60 Minutes.
- She has a child and you can read about her experiences being pregnant here.
- She performed in and co-wrote the Tony-nominated Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway.
- She has held worldwide poetry workshops.
- She has many books and CDs and also an autobiographical novel, “The Other Side of Paradise - A Memoir”.
- She is a host on Logo’s After Ellen Internet show, “She Said What?” and a co-host of Centric’s My Two Cents.
Y’all know we were kinda stoked about Octavia Spencer’s sexy-babe Elle cover, right? Come to find out that it’s not going to be on the newsstands but only available to subscribers. The newsstands will get the cover with Sarah Jessica Parker on it.
Not on newstands??? Wish I could be surprised.
Fuck you, Elle
Because things THIS BADASS must be shared with as many people as possible!
Nubia - Jay Justice
Artemis - Ann McManus
Kingdom Come Diana - Natalie Dawn
Wonder Woman - Lihyen Faye
Donna Troy - Cookie Layne
Cheetah - Shemika Berry
Pictures by Wes Barthlow, Bree Smith, Cookie Layne and Vincent Tyson (from FB)
Are white people really seriously comparing the Starships video to porno?
Because y’know… In my porno, people FUCK.
yeah man. she’s not even naked. thought her boobs look FANTASTIC. Plus, it that’s porn then what is Britney Spears? Or even Lady Gaga?
oops, I forgot, she’s black, so obvs it can’t be anything besides porn.
Things wrong with the video/song:
- Maori(?) dancers - the exotification of different cultures alongside reverence to the west as shown by Nicki being carried on a palanquin.
- That Twinkle Twinkle Little Star sample
- Shitting kaleidoscope effects
Also Nicki looked stunning throughout and seriously I cannot believe she gets so much shit from haters.
Name: Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink
Why she rocks: Patsy Mink was an American politician in Hawaii, and served in the US House of Representatives for 12 terms. She was the first woman of color and the first Asian American woman elected into Congress. She was also the first Asian American to seek the presidential nomination for the Democratic Party in the 1972 election. She also authored the Title IX Amendment of the Higher Education Act, thus having it named after her: “The Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act”
Quote: “We have to build things that we want to see accomplished, in life and in our country, based on our own personal experiences… to make sure that others do not have to suffer the same discrimination.”
Because of this woman… we have equal opportunities amendments for higher education, and a multi-cultural presence in politics for women and asian americans.
“Am I gay? Am I straight? OH WAIT, I’M JUST SLUTTY!”
"As Black women, we do not have the privilege or the space to call ourselves “slut” without validating the already historically entrenched ideology and recurring messages about what and who the Black woman is. We don’t have the privilege to play on destructive representations burned in our collective minds, on our bodies and souls for generations. Although we understand the valid impetus behind the use of the word “slut” as language to frame and brand an anti-rape movement, we are gravely concerned. For us the trivialization of rape and the absence of justice are viciously intertwined with narratives of sexual surveillance, legal access and availability to our personhood. It is tied to institutionalized ideology about our bodies as sexualized objects of property, as spectacles of sexuality and deviant sexual desire. It is tied to notions about our clothed or unclothed bodies as unable to be raped whether on the auction block, in the fields or on living room television screens. The perception and wholesale acceptance of speculations about what the Black woman wants, what she needs and what she deserves has truly, long crossed the boundaries of her mode of dress."