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Great article about Amanda Foster, the first Black woman stunt actor in the UK. 
Stunt performers are still massively under valued, and female members of the profession have it harder than their male colleagues, as Foster points out in the article.

Great article about Amanda Foster, the first Black woman stunt actor in the UK.

Stunt performers are still massively under valued, and female members of the profession have it harder than their male colleagues, as Foster points out in the article.

mediadiversified:

BLACK BRITISH FEMINISM THEN AND NOW
by Heidi Mirza
‘Thank you for organising this. I thought black feminism was dead!’ wrote a young woman in an email to me. 
In 2006, I had organised a national seminar ‘Black feminism and postcolonial paradigms’ it was received positively.  I found myself asking the question, ‘Has black feminism as a collective movement now become obsolete?’ But, why then I wondered, are we also witnessing a new generation of women of colour coming to political voice in no uncertain terms, especially through their use of social media?
The black British feminism that I was a part of in the 1970s and 1980s, had its roots in the postcolonial activism and the struggles of women migrants from the Caribbean, Africa, and the Indian subcontinent, who had come to live in the UK during the postwar recruitment drive for cheap migrant labour in the 1940s and 50s. Such transnational migration created what Avtar Brah has called new ‘diaspora spaces’, in which ‘individual and collective memories and practices collide and reassemble’, producing new ‘hybrid’ identities that draw upon an array of cultural reference points and histories. 
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mediadiversified:

BLACK BRITISH FEMINISM THEN AND NOW

by Heidi Mirza

‘Thank you for organising this. I thought black feminism was dead!’ wrote a young woman in an email to me.

In 2006, I had organised a national seminar ‘Black feminism and postcolonial paradigms’ it was received positively.  I found myself asking the question, ‘Has black feminism as a collective movement now become obsolete?’ But, why then I wondered, are we also witnessing a new generation of women of colour coming to political voice in no uncertain terms, especially through their use of social media?

The black British feminism that I was a part of in the 1970s and 1980s, had its roots in the postcolonial activism and the struggles of women migrants from the Caribbean, Africa, and the Indian subcontinent, who had come to live in the UK during the postwar recruitment drive for cheap migrant labour in the 1940s and 50s. Such transnational migration created what Avtar Brah has called new ‘diaspora spaces’, in which ‘individual and collective memories and practices collide and reassemble’, producing new ‘hybrid’ identities that draw upon an array of cultural reference points and histories.

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Awesome PoC Tumblrs

racismschool:

wocinsolidarity have compiled an amazing list of Awesome PoC Tumblrs! First, give them a follow. Then, check out some of the wonderful blogs on their list below…

A

Actresses of Color 

AfroDiaspores

AfroFuturist Affair

All Things Thai

Alternative Girls of Colour 

Angry Asian Girls United 

Angry Black Girls United 

Angry Native Feminists 

Angry Women of Color United

Asian History

Asian Nu Project

Asians Not Studying

Asian Women Body Rainbow

Authors of Color

B

Badass Women

Bald Black Beauties

BAMF Women of Color

Beautiful Curls 

Beso Del Sol 

Big Beautiful Black Girls 

Black and Curvy

Black Contemporary Art 

Black Fashion

Black Gay Problems 

Black Girl Books

Black Girls Killing It

Black NDNS

Black Women World History 

Break the Binary

Brown Girls Help

Brown Saviors

Body Posi Bikini Babes

C

Casual-isms

Chubby Bunnies

Cine de America Latina

Classic Ladies of Color

Classic Men of Color

Colorful Cuties

Colourd Girls with Ink

Cosplaying Domincan Republic

Cosplaying While Black

Cosplaying While Latino

Culture is Not a Costume 

Curved Margins 

Curves in Color

D

Daily Fatspiration

Damn Lay Off the Bleach

Dark Skinned and Tattoos

Decolonizing Media

Devoted to Diversity in Art

Diasporan Booty Shaking

Dirty South Radicals (Note: currently under construction)

Disney for Princesses | Disney and Intersectionality 

Diversity in Film & TV

Diversity in YA 

Dolls of Color

Don’t Buy Miss Saigon: Our Truth Project 

Dynamic Africa 

E

F

Fantasy of Color

Fascinasians

Fat Art

Fat Brown Hijabis

Fat Grrrl Activism 

Fat Girls Are Fun

Fat People of Color

Fck Yeah Filipino Culture 

Feminists of Color

Fitness, Not Thinspo

Fotos de Oaxaca

For LGBT, Queer, and Two Spirit Indigenous People 

Fuck Colonialism 

Fuck NO! Fetishization 

Fuck Yea Badass Latinas

Fuck Yeah Asian Dykes!

Fuck Yeah Black Pinup Girls

Fuck Yeah Cracker 

Fuck Yeah Dark Girls

Fuck Yeah Desi Women

Fuck Yeah Ethnic Men

Fuck Yeah Ethnic Women

Fuck Yeah FTMs of Color

Fuck Yeah, Hard Femme!

Fuck Yeah Indigenous Fashion!

Fuck Yeah LGBTQ Asians! 

Fuck Yeah LGBTQ Black People

Fuck Yeah! Mixed Beauty

Fuck Yeah MTFs of Color

Fuck Yeah Music of Color

Fuck Yea Queer Femme

Fuck Yeah Queer Latin@s

Fuck Yeah Queer People of Color! 

Fuck Yeah, Racebending

Fuck Yeah PoC Red Carpet Fashion

Fuck Yeah Sex Education

Fuck Yeah South Asia! 

Fuck Yeah, Southeast Asia! 

Fuck Yeah, Xicana Power! 

Fuck Your Racism

G

Genderqueer

Genderqueerd

The Green Papaya 

Go Away, Gora

GTFO My Culture

H

Hmong Thrills

I

I Am Not Haraam

I Heart Southeast Asia

Internal Acceptance Movement

Intersectional Feminism

J

K

Korra is Not Tan

L

Lati-negr@s

Latinas Are Not A Fetish

Latina Nerds Unite

Latino Sexuality

M

Made by Malaysians 

Medieval PoC

Microaggressions 

Models of Color

Modest and Fabulous

Modesty is Mystery 

Muslim Women in History

N

Native Appropriations 

Native Women Rock

Natural Hair Everything

Natya

NDN Education

The Network / La Red

The Non-Binary

North African Models

O

Oppressed Brown Girls Doing Things 

P

Pinoy-Culture

PoC-Creators

PoC Fat Fashion

PoC in Musicals

PoC Problems

PoC With Disabilities 

PoC ‘Zine Project

Pretty Black Pastel 

Project Queer

Q

QPoC in Like

Queer Book Club

Queer Muslims

Quisqueya Meets Borinken

Qwear | Fashion Blog 

R

Racebending

Racebent Disney (Note: currently on hiatus)

Racialicious

Racism School 

Reclaiming the Afro Tag

Reclaiming the Black People Tag

Reclaiming the Brazilian Tag

Reclaiming the Latina Tag

Reclaiming the Native Tag

Red Umbrella Project 

Redefining Body Image

Rich in Color

Rise Africa (Africa is Done Suffering)

S

Shades and Supers | Representing Instead of Resenting 

Shades of Fantasy

Shameless Brown Girls

SQS: Trans* Empowerment Collective

Stop Whitewashing (Note: currently on hiatus)

Strictly-Hawaiian

Style Latino

T

Tattoos on my Black Skin

Think Mexican

This Could Have Been Frozen

This is Not Africa

This is Not Arab

This is Not Asian

This is Not Hawaiian 

This is Not India

This is Not Japan

This is Not Korea

This Is Not Latin@! 

This is Not Native

This is Not Pinoy

This is White History

This is White Privilege

Trans Student Equality Resources

Trans Women’s Anti-Violence Project

Transgender Housing Network

U

U.S. History Minus the White Guys 

Uyghur Love 

V

Vintage Black Glamour 

Vision Maker Media

W

Watch Color TV 

We Are All Mixed Up 

What I LOVE About Being QUEER

White People in Sombreros

Who Runs the World? Big Girls

WoC Recovery 

The Women of Color Survival Kit 

X

Y

You are Not Desi

You Know You’re Mixed When

Your Fave Is Problematic

Z

Last Updated September 29 2013. 

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manakahandmade:

Manaka Handmade Kente Snood… Shop online here…

Some women are just unequaled…incomparable….

What amazing eyes and wonderful make-up.

iridessence:

ancestryinprogress:


Tinkerbelle by Studio d’Xavier on Flickr.

YASSSSSSSSSSSS. if i had been on a roller derby team with her, i would’ve stayed in the game longer.

HER HAIR THOGUH

iridessence:

ancestryinprogress:

Tinkerbelle by Studio d’Xavier on Flickr.

YASSSSSSSSSSSS. if i had been on a roller derby team with her, i would’ve stayed in the game longer.

HER HAIR THOGUH

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:


This is Mary Seacole, a Jamaican nurse who saved lives during the Crimean War only to be rewarded with a century’s worth of ignorant comparisons to Florence Nightingale. The woman is a boss.



I still remember how blown away I was the first time I learned about this amazing women. She’s been a personal hero of mine for a very long time.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

This is Mary Seacole, a Jamaican nurse who saved lives during the Crimean War only to be rewarded with a century’s worth of ignorant comparisons to Florence Nightingale. The woman is a boss.

I still remember how blown away I was the first time I learned about this amazing women. She’s been a personal hero of mine for a very long time.

Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal. And the world won’t end.


And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had. And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you. And you will still flirt and paint your nails, dress up and party, because, as I think Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution.” And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.

Audre Lorde (via thechocolatebrigade) the only theorist who can make me cry (via fromonesurvivortoanother)

blackmanonthemoon:


Nina Simone by Dezo Hoffman.

Her beauty always just grabs my attention like her smooth voice

blackmanonthemoon:

Nina Simone by Dezo Hoffman.

Her beauty always just grabs my attention like her smooth voice

(Source: elektricity)

cosmicyoruba:

horticulturalcephalopod:

The Kim Sisters was a South Korean female trio who made their career in U.S. during 1950s and 60s. They were Sue (Sook-ja), Aija (Ai-ja) and their cousin Mia Kim. The sisters arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1959 and first performed at the Thunderbird Hotel, where producer Tom Ball did a show with Asian artists. Their successful performances at the Thunderbird led them to the Stardust where Ed Sullivan saw the trio and invited the sisters to perform on his show. The sisters performed on the Ed Sullivan show more than 22 times.

they look like they’re having so much fun

i need to find out more about them

IS THIS WEIRD??? THEY SEEM REALLY COOL THOUGH

I’ve seen a video of them performing. They are really awesome.

I really love the photo with them and their gayageums, they seem cool.