Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorialize THIS!

We wrench memory out of the mass media mouths of liars and smooth it back out, lining our resistance. Today...coming off the Memorial Day blitz of consumer forgetting...we remember that black feminism lives. We remember that our lives are tentative evidence of the bravery of those who came before. As the Combahee River Collective put it in 1977

“Contemporary Black feminism is the outgrowth of countless generations of personal sacrifice, militancy and work by our mother’s and sisters.”

This week we make those memories visible and legible. See http://combaheesurvival.wordpress.com/2008/10/04/4-contemporary-black-feminism/ for one visual and email brokenbeautifulpress@gmail.com with your images of what contemporary black feminism looks like, what it is built upon, what you remember. Use the comment section to lift up the names of those mothers and sisters who make your black feminism possible.

Also in Forums on Quirky Black Girls we are reading PUSH to get ready for the film Precious (a version of Sapphire's PUSH) http://quirkyblackgirls.ning.com/forum/topics/precious-1.

Look out for an online discussion of PUSH and invite your sisters, mommas, and friends to read along too!

Remembering possibility, bravery and strength,
QBG (Lex)

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