baysian:

First pages of Asian Women (1971), a journal produced by students at UC Berkeley, with articles and art submitted by Asian women across the country.

Most of the compilers met in Asian Studies 170, a winter 1971 proseminar designed to discuss the history and roles of Asian women. Confronted with sexism in the Asian movement, and finding that “the white middle-class woman’s liberation movement” was not relevant to their lives, many Asian American women activists in colleges found the need to create venues for their experiences and opinions.

I’ve joined on as an admin at sampaguitagirl aka Maria’s Asian American Activism tumblr! I’m currently doing my Ethnic Studies honors thesis on women in the 1960s/70s Asian American Movement (then known as the Asian Movement), and will be uploading all kindsa primary source goodies and quotes as I go. Check it out!





New York artist Donna Choi wanted to create a “weird, memorable way” to discuss fetishization of Asian women, so she put together a satirical series about how to diagnose Yellow Fever—the specific obsession many Western men have with Asian culture. The over-the-top series is a discussion of race crafted for the attention span of the Internet. I emailed with Choi about her thinking behind the Yellow Fever series. Read More




ETA: Apologies. Link to the Donna Choi interview fixed and now works, so update your reblogs accordingly!

New York artist Donna Choi wanted to create a “weird, memorable way” to discuss fetishization of Asian women, so she put together a satirical series about how to diagnose Yellow Fever—the specific obsession many Western men have with Asian culture. The over-the-top series is a discussion of race crafted for the attention span of the Internet. I emailed with Choi about her thinking behind the Yellow Fever series. Read More

ETA: Apologies. Link to the Donna Choi interview fixed and now works, so update your reblogs accordingly!

(Source: asiansnotstudying)

Not Your Fetish
Artists: Emily C. Chang & Anida Yoeu Ali of I Was Born With Two Tongues
Album: Broken Speak (2003)
Lyrics: http://atomicshogun.org/writing_notyourfetish.htm

Excerpts:

My lips, my teeth, the tip of the tongue
are ready to speak,
they’re ready to scream
I am tired of this machine
we call American history

Our sweet land of liberty 
has a stolen canvas that’s painted in white
over black, brown, yellow, red

Fashion trends and haute couture
designed to appropriate my culture…
What is it that makes me “in” this year?

Appropriate! Appropriate! Take! Take Take! 
Motherfuckers exploit my culture
out of context with no content
What is it that makes me “in” this year?

So you tell me you have an Asian fetish?…
Stop masturbating in your own glory.
Stop masturbating in my culture.

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I Was Born With Two Tongues (1998-2003) was a Chicago-based Asian American spoken word collective, comprised of Anida Yoeu Ali, Marlon Unas Esguerra, Emily C. Chang, and Dennis “Denizen Kane” Kim.





New York artist Donna Choi wanted to create a “weird, memorable way” to discuss fetishization of Asian women, so she put together a satirical series about how to diagnose Yellow Fever—the specific obsession many Western men have with Asian culture. The over-the-top series is a discussion of race crafted for the attention span of the Internet. I emailed with Choi about her thinking behind the Yellow Fever series. Read More

New York artist Donna Choi wanted to create a “weird, memorable way” to discuss fetishization of Asian women, so she put together a satirical series about how to diagnose Yellow Fever—the specific obsession many Western men have with Asian culture. The over-the-top series is a discussion of race crafted for the attention span of the Internet. I emailed with Choi about her thinking behind the Yellow Fever series. Read More

empowermentors:


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We are called Empowermentors because we focus on sharing knowledge and technical skills, producing free software and free media, and supporting one another however we can. In this way we are both teaching and learning from each other to collectively empower ourselves.
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empowermentors:

Caption:Calling all queer/trans*/female/disabled P.O.C. who create and remix digital media; hack/code/program or want to start; love, hate, or love to hate technology; and oppose private tech & media ownership. We need you! The Empowermentors Collective is a skillshare, discussion, and support network for intersectionally marginalized people of color with a critical interest in technology and media hacking.

We are called Empowermentors because we focus on sharing knowledge and technical skills, producing free software and free media, and supporting one another however we can. In this way we are both teaching and learning from each other to collectively empower ourselves.

Click the “Read More” link to find out how to join.

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(Source: kxra)

A very important part of history.

The Origin of the phrase “Women of Color” (by westernstatescenter)

Tags: WOC POC

nuestrahermana:

Fair or Not?: The Snow White Complex

Directed by: M. Hasna M.

“Fair or Not?: The Snow White Complex” is a documentary about Eurocentric standards of female beauty that are held across most (post-Colonial) cultures. 

Some of the topics covered: Skin color preferences in relation to class/culture, the media’s role in exacerbating internalized racism, skin bleaching products, exoticism of dark-skinned women, and the phenomenon of tanning amongst White women.

WATCH THIS NOW. WATCH IT.

(via espritfollet)