Saturday, June 14, 2008

On the Rebirth of Afro/Arab Feminism




Way back in the 1980's Carole Hadadd and June Jordan decided that Black and Arab feminists were meant for each other, crucial to each others struggles, central to each other's liberation. Each other.
Us.

And something else happened in the 1980's I was born...and luckily that wasn't all. Actually on this exact day a little less than 2.5 decades ago, Nadia was born too. Thank all the directions of our prayers, thank everyone who made it possible that we met. Thank June from beyond, thank Carole. Thank the Lorde and everyone in between.
Check out Nadia's blog www.nosnowhere.wordpress.com and her upcoming brilliant work with and at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit next weekend.
I love this sista. I'm so glad she was born today. I'm so glad that she gives me the chance to be reborn...remembering who I am everyday.
all love and peaceful intentions to and through Nadia!!!!
love,
lex

4 comments:

Fire Fly said...

Dearest Lex,

Although Carol Haddad is awesome, the second photo is of Taslima Nasrin, who is Bangladeshi. Probably unintentional, but I choose to take it to mean that South Asian, Arab and Black feminists all have a vital project of solidarity to work on.

nosnowhere said...

i was crying so much when i read this! i love u sis. see you soon <3

lex said...

yup fire fly. that's exactly what it means now. :) and also that google docs is crazy. thanks. love you!

nosnowhere said...

and yes that is what it means!