Posts Tagged ‘video’
posted by Christa
I’ve always had love in my heart for femmes and have struggled with the femme label that is often placed on me and how that affects how I perceive my identity. I feel like there is a lot of distain towards femmes (maybe dismissal is a better term?) within the radical queer community and femmes face a lot of invisibility in the both the queer community and mainstream society (partially because they pass as straight). One quote that has always stood out for me is from Stone Butch Blues when one of the femmes says “If I’m not with a butch everyone just assumes I’m straight. It’s like I’m passing too, against my will I’m sick of the world thinking I’m straight. I’ve worked hard to be discriminated against as a lesbian.” So when I heard this piece by Ivan Coyote, I couldn’t help but swoon just a little bit.
text after the jump
posted by Emilyn and Christa
Can’t resist posting this classic:
“Just A Girl” by No Doubt
posted by Emilyn and Christa
Emilyn and I have wanted to put a piece up by Lenelle Moïse for some time now but I was waiting til I had a bit more free time to write down the lyrics to one of her pieces (its hard to find them online). I first saw Lenelle at a spoken word show/art opening with queer women artists in New York. I liked her so much that I booked her at venue where I worked with the collaboration of Drew SDS and a few other campus groups. She has great politics, beautiful poetry, and fantastic stage presence. I felt compelled to post something by her now because Lenelle is Haitian-American and one of her poems was recently posted online. Here is Mud Mothers. Below I also included a video of her piece “Envy” as well as some links!
the children of haiti
are not mythological
we are starving
or eating salty cakes
made of clay
-posted by Christa (Philly) and Emilyn (Drew SDS)-
by Andrea Gibson
there are days
when there is no way
not even a chance
that i’d dare for even a second
glance at the reflection of my body in the mirror Read the rest of this entry »
-posted by Christa and Emilyn (Drew SDS)-
The song for this week is actually by a dude, but the lyrics fit our criteria, so enjoy! Also, the video isn’t an actual video, just a series of pictures, but you get to hear the song, which is the important part.
“Black Girl Pain” by Talib Kweli
(feat. Jean Grae)
These are really fantastic videos.
The music in this one is especially good (its by Dave End, who is from Philadelphia!)
posted by Emilyn (Drew SDS) & Christa
We fucking love this video, so hopefully you do too.
Like A Boy
Hey there all you gender non-conformists! This time around we are bringing you a song by Maple Rabbit, a three-person keyboard band from Philadelphia. You can find their myspace page here: http://www.myspace.com/maplerabbit
It’s pretty straightforward as to why we picked this song! Sorry if the lyrics are a little off, we couldn’t find the actual ones online!
Fuck Macho Bullshit Forever
by Maple Rabbit
Everyday when we walk home from work
its hey baby hey hey do you have a boyfriend?
I said yeah, my girlfriend is my boyfriend yeah
My girlfriend is my boyfriend
Can’t Hold Us Down
Christina Aguilera and Lil’ Kim
So what am I not supposed to have an opinion
Should I be quiet just because I’m a woman
Call me a bitch cos I speak what’s on my mind
Guess it’s easier for you to swallow if I sat and smiled Read the rest of this entry »