Stories of Feminist Protest and Resistance: Digital Performative Assemblies foregrounds the importance of storytelling for coalition building, solidarity, and performative assembly. Bringing together scholars and activists from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, this book offers creative explorations, analyses, personal stories, and case studies of digital feminist activism that speak directly to the many ways that feminist communities assemble for the purposes of protest and resistance.
Colouring is a largely undervalued form of creativity, relegated to children’s play and trivial aesthetic pursuits. Like all normative patriarchal visions of what does and does not count as aesthetic, as creative, or as worthy of our time and efforts, colouring can be a space for mediation and release—a lower stakes way to make something beautiful, or ugly, generic, or spectacular, but always, always meaningful—because we are committing our time to expressing ourselves, even if it is for a brief, personal moment of respite.
Edited by Shana MacDonald, Brianna I. Wiens, Michelle MacArthur, and Milena Radzikowska The collection of essays outlines how feminists employ a variety of online platforms, practices, and tools to create spaces of solidarity and to articulate a critical politics that refuses popular forms of individual, consumerist, white feminist empowerment in favor of collective, tangible action. Including scholars and activists from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, these essays help to catalog the ways in which feminists are organizing online to mobilize different feminist, queer, trans, disability, reproductive justice, and racial equality movements. Together, these perspectives offer a comprehensive overview of
Intersectional Feminism situates, as Patricia Hill Collins notes, “race, class, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, nation, ability, and age [as] reciprocally constructing phenomena” (2015, 3). Key here is that these mutually constructing, related categories underlie and shape intersecting systems of power, which produce and reinforce social inequalities. As bell hooks notes, this implies a direct a commitment and connection to political action both inside and beyond the academy (2000, 6). Intersectional feminism as a concept and movement began with black feminist scholars and activists (such as Kimberle Crenshaw and Audre Lorde) as an effort to re-center black marginalized experiences within discourse. We
This is a non-exhaustive compilation of readings by Black, Indigenous, mixed race, and scholars, artists, and activists of colour and trans and queer scholars on intersectional feminisms, technology, performance, design, and digital humanities. The list is always in progress, just like all our anti-racist work should be. We welcome and encourage any suggestions to this list. INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISMS AND ACTIVISM Ahmed, Sara. 2017. Living A Feminist Life. Duke University Press. Carruthers, Charlene A. 2018. Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements. Beacon Press. Charleyboy, Lisa and Mary Beth Leatherdale (Eds.). 2017. #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women.
Freedom of expression and academic freedom are vital in a democratic society. But Alberta and Ontario governments seem intent on undermining those freedoms by distorting their meaning. To help add clarity to the debates, we’ve created a poster guide, free to print and share (PDF). If you display one on your campus, please snap a pic, post, and tag us on Twitter @qCollaborators.
Do you ever wonder why certain governments tend to seek the defunding of Arts and Humanities programs? Building on The Humanities Matter! poster created by the University College London (UCL) Centre for Digital Humanities and 4Humanities, we created a new infographic arguing for the contributions made to contemporary society by arts and humanities education. The poster is available for free download so you can print and share (PDF) it far and wide. If you display one on your campus, please snap a pic, post, and tag us on Twitter @qCollaborators.