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What: The Curved Marginz blog was created because presently there aren’t many places online for black and brown British women to talk about the events, issues and histories that matter to them. There especially aren’t numerous places that specifically encourage multicultural, intersectional feminism that also challenge heteronormative ideas. We were tired of just hearing black feminism and black issues from an American perspective, and we were frustrated that black and Asian women’s histories in Britain are so difficult to find. Black issues tend be be portrayed in a negative way, which creates a distorted perception of our lives that is hard to fight. We tend to be misrepresented (if we are represented at all) and to be a British person of colour means being alienated and treated as a constant Other.
Feminism and visibility need to be for everyone, and it needs to incorporate numerous perspectives. We need your voices to be recorded and documented so that other girls and women can see your words and feel validated and empowered. We want to create a space for women on the margins, a safe community where women can discuss class, race, sexuality, politics and identity without worry of being silenced or ignored. If you don’t use the word ‘feminist’ but still believe in creating a better society for women (and everyone else), then this is the place for you. If you are still figuring out who you are and want the comfort of other voices, this is the place for you. If you are tired of being quiet and want to change the conversation, Curved Marginz is here for you.
Who: This blog is for women in Britain who want to reclaim their voices from the margins. This is for women and girls whose sense of self spans across many definitions- working class, African-Caribbean, Asian (East, Southeast and South), Arab, mixed-race, Muslim, LGBTQ, sub/urban dwellers, immigrants, those in education and those who opted out, 1st generation Britons, refugees and everyone in-between.
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Tweets From #FastTailedGirls Trending Topic On Twitter (11/30/2013)
Started By : @HoodFeminism
So Basically, To Break It Down To The Simplest Form “Fast Tailed” Is A Term Usually Older Black Women Use To Describe A Girl Under The Age Of 18 Who Has Had Something To Do With A Sexualness. Ex: Losing Virginity Young, Wearing Tight Clothes, Anything That They Believe A “Young Girl” Should’ve Be Doing.
This Topic Began As a Discussion On Promiscuousness And Young Women Of Color Women Began Sharing Stories Of How They Were Called Named For Events They Had No Control Over.
I Will Be Writing On It Personally But This Is An Overview. I May Not Have The COMPLETE Idea Of This #TT. But Go Look At The Hashtag On Twitter. Worth It.
Trigger Warning Though.
i always miss good twitter shit when it happens. but this is needed and emotional and real and shit. i can relate to so much of this.
Help INVISIBLE UNIVERSE get to the next round for the 2013 AbelCine Documentary Grant!
Invisible Universe: a history of blackness in speculative fiction explores the relationship between the Black body and popular fantasy, horror and science fiction literature and film and the alternative perspectives produced by creators of color. This documentary features interviews with major writers, scholars, artists and filmmakers and explores comics, television, film and literature by deconstructing stereotyped images of Black people in the genres. The Invisible Universe documentary ultimately reveals how Black creators have been consciously creating their own universe.
This is so AWESOME and IMPORTANT and just AUGH can you imagine having such an awesome resource if you get a stupid “can you rec any POC SF” question in the future you can be like “HERE IS A WHOLE DOCUMENTARY YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE NOW”
Say you’re walking down the sidewalk on a beautiful day. Someone who has internalized an outsider’s perspective of herself will often spend more time adjusting her clothing or hair, wondering what other people are thinking of her, judging the shape of her shadow or reflection in a window, etc. She will picture herself walking – she literally turns herself into an object of vision – instead of enjoying the sunny weather….
… Women are constantly being looked at. Even when we’re not, we’re so hyperaware of the possibility of being looked at that it can rule even our most private lives. Including in front of our mirrors, alone."
Good Gawd, THIS.
I’m working to re-define my thinking about myself and walk in the glorious space of not being an object for other people’s visual consumption and the freedom it brings.
And reminding people of that fact when they feel compelled to comment.
"Judging the shape of her shadow" Yep. Yep yep yep yep.
I spend…so long looking at my shadow and how it looks….
oh damn…right in the feelings.