The accompanying article was written by Miski Noor and can be read here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/black-muslim-futures-matter_us_589894fde4b09bd304bc5291
“My whole life is emblematic of what Black Muslims face in America on a daily basis: Erasure.”
Our first art piece for #BlackFuturesMonth is by the phenomenal M.Y. of @blackstothefuture. The accompanying article is by our own, @theshanellem can be read here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/black-imagination-vital-way-forward_us_5891dc4fe4b0522c7d3e1467
“Of the many things we’re compelled and encouraged to do first in the face of Trump’s attacks on our basic rights and humanity, dreaming isn’t necessarily one of them. But in the face of unimaginable assaults on our futures, we absolutely cannot cede our ability to imagine for ourselves.”
Day 3 of #BlackFuturesMonth comes with a double punch from two heavy hitters: Alexis Pauline Gumbs @alexispaulinegumbs & Tatyana Fazlalizadeh @tatyanafazlalizadeh. These two weren’t playing around with the Black feminism convo.
Tatyana describes her poster: “Black women and girls fight against a lot of things in our daily lives. Misogyny and anti-blackness to begin. My poster depicts a teenage black girl wearing the names of black women who have lost their lives due to state-sanctioned violence, street harassment, transphobia, misogynoir, sexism, and racism. Paired with an excerpt from Audre Lorde’s poem “Harriet”, my poster illustrates the fight for black women and girls to live freely, to speak and be heard, to be seen, to be valued.”
Read Alexis’ article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/radical-legacies-black-feminist-living-room_us_58949e91e4b0c1284f25734c