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Ynanna Djehuty (Carmen Mojica): Why she kicks ass
She is an Afro-Dominican woman born and raised in the Bronx, and is a writer, teaching artist and birth doula.  She is also a founding sister of the Orisha Chapter of Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Incorporated. 
In addition to her poetry and presentation, she also teaches writing workshops that aim to encourage healing through releasing emotions in words.  
In October 2009, she completed and self-published her literary work called ‘Hija De Mi Madre’ (My Mother’s Daughter), which is a combination of memoirs, poems and research material that not only explain the effects of race on identity from an academic standpoint but also shares her life as a living example. She published her second book, “Odas De La Mujer De Miel,” a collection of poetry in Spanish, in July 2011.
The focus of her work is the empowerment of women and people of the African Diaspora. She utilizes her experience as a birth doula to raise awareness on maternal and infant health for womyn of color. 
In 2011, she launched the multimedia project and doula practice, These Waters Run Deep, which blends passion for life with words, visual arts, music and dance to celebrate the joy of creation, while uncovering and evaluating the sorrow and death in our communities. The heart of this project is to raise awareness on maternal and infant health for women of colour, highlighting the disparities in the healthcare system in the United States. It is a 13 workshop-cycle that culminates with a gallery show and reception for the completion of the cycle and the signature of the project, 13 painted belly casts.

womenwhokickass:

Ynanna Djehuty (Carmen Mojica): Why she kicks ass

  • She is an Afro-Dominican woman born and raised in the Bronx, and is a writer, teaching artist and birth doula.  She is also a founding sister of the Orisha Chapter of Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Incorporated.
  • In addition to her poetry and presentation, she also teaches writing workshops that aim to encourage healing through releasing emotions in words.  
  • In October 2009, she completed and self-published her literary work called ‘Hija De Mi Madre’ (My Mother’s Daughter), which is a combination of memoirs, poems and research material that not only explain the effects of race on identity from an academic standpoint but also shares her life as a living example. She published her second book, “Odas De La Mujer De Miel,” a collection of poetry in Spanish, in July 2011.
  • The focus of her work is the empowerment of women and people of the African Diaspora. She utilizes her experience as a birth doula to raise awareness on maternal and infant health for womyn of color. 
  • In 2011, she launched the multimedia project and doula practice, These Waters Run Deep, which blends passion for life with words, visual arts, music and dance to celebrate the joy of creation, while uncovering and evaluating the sorrow and death in our communities. 
    The heart of this project is to raise awareness on maternal and infant health for women of colour, highlighting the disparities in the healthcare system in the United States.
    It is a 13 workshop-cycle that culminates with a gallery show and reception for the completion of the cycle and the signature of the project, 13 painted belly casts.

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fo(u)r queer colored girls

I am still looking for people willing to be interviewed for my fourqueercoloredgirls project. Please contact me here or via email (nashay dot jones at goddard dot edu) if you want to know more.

Thank you,

Nashay Antoinette Jones (Nyela)

MFA candidate, Goddard College

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Employment Inequality Archives

We’re looking for YOUR stories

We’re creating an archive of stories of people leaving or losing their jobs because of LGBTQ discrimination in their workplace.

Your voice will be heard and we will stand up with you.

With current events, we’re placing a special emphasis on those who have faced inequality in religious institutions, but will gladly accept ALL stories.

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PLEASE CONSIDER POSTING! Thank you.
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Monique Walker, MS, MFT is a doctoral candidate at Drexel University and coordinates the counseling department at a LGBTQ youth center in Philadelphia, PA. If you have any questions, please contact me vie email at monique@atticyouthcenter.org. 
I am looking for Black, LGBQ youth who are interested in anonymously participating in a research study about their racial and sexual identity development processes, perceptions of parental acceptance or rejection upon coming out, and overall mental health and self-esteem. 

PLEASE CONSIDER POSTING! Thank you.

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Monique Walker, MS, MFT is a doctoral candidate at Drexel University and coordinates the counseling department at a LGBTQ youth center in Philadelphia, PA. If you have any questions, please contact me vie email at monique@atticyouthcenter.org

I am looking for Black, LGBQ youth who are interested in anonymously participating in a research study about their racial and sexual identity development processes, perceptions of parental acceptance or rejection upon coming out, and overall mental health and self-esteem. 

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MtF Subject needed for Documentary Film

I am a documentary filmmaker who has spent the the last fifteen years working in the film industry and shining a light on women’s issues. Most recently, I produced the theatrically released award-winning documentary film, SPINNING PLATES. 

My current feature length documentary film, PASSING: Living as Me, will follow two transitioning individuals over the course of 1.5 years. This film is meant to be educational while embodying a tone of inspiration and acceptance.

My producer and I are looking for an individual in the very early stages of transitioning from male to female. We are based out of Los Angeles so we would prefer someone who is located in Southern California, however, we are open to anyone who would like to share their experiences. In addition, we are focusing on adults and need someone who is between the ages of 25 - 50. 

Thank you for your time.

More information is available upon request. 

Jacqueline Lesko

http://www.spinningplatesmovie.com/

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Call for submissions, persons writing from the margins of African diasporic experience

Call for submissions, persons writing from the margins of African diasporic experience

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LGBTQ* Poets You Should Know:

Highlighting Women of Color:

1. Dawn Lundy Martin

2. Audre Lorde

3. Joy Harjo

4. Micha Cardenas

5. Cheryl Clarke

6. Alice Walker

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Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation Between James Baldwin and Audre Lorde

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JB: One of the dangers of being a Black American is being schizophrenic, and I mean ‘schizophrenic’ in the most literal sense. To be a Black American is in some ways to be born with the desire to be white. It’s a part of the price you pay for being born here, and it affects every Black…