Biscuits & Gravy Zine
Volume 1: Love, Resilience, Possibilities
Biscuits & Gravy is a zine seeking to uplift and centralize the unique experiences of Southern Black and Brown Femmes in Queer culture. This zine aims to envision what community can look like when Black and Brown Femmes have the space to share our stories, lives, pain, love, and bodies on our own terms.
Biscuits & Gravy is a project grounded in anti-oppression, intentional solidarity, and authentic accountability in recognition of the institutional systems of power and global dominance that furthers white supremacy, colonialism, patriarchy, classism, ableism, anti-blackness, transmisogyny, cultural genocide, and various other forms of marginalization and violence.
The theme of our first issue will be “Love, Resilience, and Possibilities.” In a November 2012 interview, poet, writer, editor and educator Warsan Shire stated, “At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before.”
Let’s envision what home can be. How will we love? How will we persevere? How do we reach a place, a love, a world, for which we have no blueprint. Biscuits & Gravy seeks submissions from Black and Brown Queer Femmes grappling with these questions, desiring transformation. Please submit works up to 1000 words. Submissions can be, but are not limited to:
- poetry, fiction, personal stories
Please send your submissions for consideration or any questions to email@example.com. Deadline for submissions is August 29th, 2014. Mailed submissions can also be considered.
Edit: Deadline extended!
men disgust me and i don’t mean that in a silly misandrist tumblr post zinger way I mean that at least 80% of the men I have met say think and do really disgusting shit regularly
yep. especially white fellows
Happy Eid Mubarak to All
Eid mubarak! May our fasts, prayers, and other acts of worship from this Ramadan be accepted by Allah. May He grant peace and justice in our world. A special shout-out to converts, queer Muslims (including asexual Muslims) and any Muslims who have no Muslim family on this holiday. May it be joyful and spiritually enriching for you.
Seizure First Aid.
Learn it. Share it. Know it. Use it.
100% correct medical information on tumblr for once; also consider calling 911 if you don’t know how often the person has seizures and ESPECIALLY if the seizure has lasted 5 minutes or more (which is why the watch is critical)
agarota said: What's the difference between a midwife and a doula?
A doula is a support person who offers emotional, physical, and informational support to people who are pregnant and choosing abortion, adoption, and parenting. They can coach breathing, rub backs, provide information about medications and procedures, help out at someone’s home during the postpartum period by doing dishes, washing laundry, holding the baby, etc. They know the labor and birth process front-to-back and know how to help people through it. They are not medical providers though - they cannot diagnose, prescribe medication, or make medical management decisions.
Certified Nurse Midwives are nurses with specialized Masters training specifically in reproductive health and labor and birth. They can prescribe medications, do annual exams, insert IUDs, deliver babies, and make medical management decisions. They often work with doulas in order to provide their patients with the best possible care. Many midwives were once doulas themselves, and know how to use the same tips and tricks and techniques to support their patients through labor and birth and the postpartum period while also managing their healthcare.
Certified Nurse Midwives provide the same type of care in hospitals for laboring and delivering patients as Obstetrician Gynecologists and other doctors who delivery babies. They are able to order epidurals, prescribe pain medications, induce labors, etc. for all low-risk patients. If a patient has a complication that is outside of the midwife’s experience or scope of practice, the midwife will often work in tandem with a doctor to provide the best care possible.
Why Guys Like Asian Girls - Anna Akana
Everyone needs to watch this video. Now.
100% on point especially about men thinking that having “yellow fever” is a compliment and we’re supposed to be flattered by it. It’s the #1 way to parade around your blatant racism.
I want to be friends with her!
Magical words spoken so succinctly and eloquently yeaaaaaay!
oh dear god, dying! xD
But, real talk, kind of spot on (and a weird feel i get around some white guys).
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