“Let’s face it. I am a marked woman, but not everybody knows my name. “Peaches” and “Brown Sugar,” “Sapphire” and “Earth Mother,” “Aunty,” Granny,” God’s Holy Fool,” and “Miss Ebony First,” or “Black Woman at the Podium”: I describe a locus of confounded identities, a meeting ground of investments and privations in the national treasury of rhetorical wealth. My country needs me, and if I were not here, I would have to be invented.”—Hortense Spillers via (via aphoticoccurrences)
Oh yeah, seems like the summer is moving faster than we are! Ancient Song Doula Services last training for the summer will take place July 25-27th at our revitalized location! You can be the first class to bless our space! Come thru Full Spectrum Labor & Postpartum Doula Training!
Mexican food has become a huge craving of mine. I can’t even recount how many times I have eaten Mexican take-out while being pregnant. I’ve eaten it so much my husband now continues to repeat, “I once loved Mexican food but we’ve had it too much lately.” Oh well he’ll appreciate me for this one day. Maybe :)
There is a local Mexican restaurant within walking distance to our house that has an…
“Give Turtle Island back to the “Savage.” Give life itself back to the Slave. Two simple sentences, fourteen simple words, and the structure of U.S. (and perhaps global) antagonisms would be dismantled.”—
Frank B. Wilderson III. Red, White & Black: Cinema and the Structure of U.S. Antagonisms (Kindle Locations 72-73). Kindle Edition.
“There are are so many problems with The Princess and the Frog that they are too numerous to detail here. What disturbs me most is Disney’s proclaimed desire to accurately portray the history of 1920s Jim Crow New Orleans by casting a black girl as a maid while having no interest in representing the historical terror of racism, white violence, or white people’s reign under Jim Crow at this time. The only character who inflicts terror and violence is the dark-skinned, gap-toothed black voodoo man, Dr. Facilier, who releases black-shadowed demons and is later dragged to the underworld for his sins. So in sum, The Princess and the Frog offers black girls and women very little. Though this has not been the focus of this series of posts in my anti-princess campaign, I want to also add an important interjection: the culture that cultivates black girls to want to become princesses is equally dangerous for black boys.”—