Sounds from a Feminist South, an Unsweetened Mix

Sharon Jones, 2015 (photo by Carl Lender)

This weekend mix is the first for Unsweetened. If you’re keeping track, we changed our name a few weeks back, but the premise for this list is the same. I’m highlighting the best music made by women and non-binary and trans folks from or of the South. This week, you’ll find plenty of soul, glitchy … [Read more…]

Así Soy: A conversation with Arianna Lint

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In Wilton Manors, Florida, one woman’s dream to see more intersectional LGBTQIA activism blossomed into a community hub dedicated to serving the needs of trans folks across the state. TransLatin@ Coalition/ Arianna’s Center provides education, employment, immigration, and healthcare opportunities and establishes support networks to develop leadership and advocacy skills. Here, founder Arianna Lint tells me about … [Read more…]

Power, Sex, and a Sea-Change

Miranda - The tempest
*oil on canvas
*100.4 x 137.8 cm
*signed b.r.: J.W. Waterhouse / 1916

I have been trying to make sense of news stories of individuals coming forward to reveal that wealthy and powerful men harassed and assaulted them. Within a matter of weeks, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Louis C.K. have seen their careers take a gut-punch because victims of their sexual misconduct have come forward. Prominent Republicans … [Read more…]