Reading this is important. Imagining a world without prisons is hard, hard work. Implementing it is hard work. I’m amazed by what I was able to witness from a distance. For all of those learning and healing from their time on site–take your time and thank you for loving us all as hard as you do.
Julie Dash was interviewed by Cassie da Costa and the conversation drips with time traveling black women who move from slavery to freedom and back…
“On the 25th anniversary of Daughters of the Dust, the director talks about challenging traditional narratives—on and off screen:”
“These images juxtapose sites of privileged and much coveted real-estate throughout Lagos, Nigeria with colossal vertical settlements representing marginalized and impoverished communities.
You talk about the 19th century having very similar problems to today. Is there someone you see from that period as having an approach to those problems that you try to emulate?
There was a man named Paschal Beverly Randolph. I wouldn’t say that he had any solutions to the time, but he embraced the kind of hodgepodge nature of the 19th century. In fact, I got a lot of fashion from him, even if you look at his image.
The Nola Wildseeds are at it again…
Friday Thursday. *sings in Hamilton* Take a break. Clearly I need one!! Lol!
Many thanks to Sowande’ Mustakeem who shared this video and encourages us to daannnnnnceeeeeeeeee. Self care is an act of resistance. And this video is lush, a romp through a bayou filled with black fairies, menacing frogs, and gothic imagery.
Call for submissions…
I don’t know how I missed that one of my favorite authors wrote a novella set in New Orleans during the Haitian migration to the city in 2010!!! So glad this post connected me to “Effluent Engine”–and I can’t wait to read it!
Natalie Zutter over at Tor on feminism and this event:
HoloHalo is a speculative science fiction project and the brainchild of artist Senongo Akpem. The HoloHalo is described as “a holographic communication device that learns and adapts to you. Autonomously project colors and patterns that sync with your mood.” The site provides specs on the software and hardware needed to make your halo work, and gifs model the halo on Afrxdiasporic subjects.
Wowwwwwwww. I’m in love. And I want one. Can you imagine a Purple Lemonade halo? Or the halo around slavery scholars working in the slave ship’s archive or on maroonage?
There is an interview with Senongo Akpem, Creator of HoloHalo in Inverse: