Luv

I recently watched “Luv” on Netflix. I remember hearing about  the film, a few months ago, but lost track of it. So, after watching the movie, I am surprised it hasn’t received more buzz. The film offers great performances from folks like “Allstate” man–Dennis Haysbert, new/young actor–Michael Rainey Jr, and rapper– Common.

The representations of black women are brief (although it was great to see the underrated Lonette McKee), but that’s okay, as the film is about what it is to be a man/(black)masculinity.  It’s disturbing to see what the young boy witnesses, as he spends a day with his rough/around the way uncle, Wood.

However, the film is surprisingly moving, I teared up a few times. I would recommend it. The film offers a fresh take on an “urban” story.

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Women of Color Zine Workshops

I  am the founder of monthly zine workshops for women of color. The purpose is to encourage women of color to write, engage in cultural criticism, and self-publish.

Poster by woc zine member Ebin Lee.
Poster by woc zine member Ebin Lee. Check out more of their work @ http://ebinlee.weebly.com/

Stay connected to us via our website: http://wocpdxzines.wordpress.com/

This summer, we are hosting our 2nd Women of Color Zine Symposium. Saturday, Jun 8th, 2013 @ Portland State University/Smith Memorial Student Union.  10am-4:30pm. The schedule is still being determined.

The event is free and open to the pubic. Allies are encouraged to attend.

POC Zine Project

I heart the POC Zine Project…it’s a great way to learn about the history/work of women of color/people of color zinesters and  artists..

From their website: Our mission is to make all zines by people of color easy to find, distribute and share. We are an experiment in activism and community through materiality.

you can go to their tumblr to learn more: http://poczineproject.tumblr.com/

Welcome

Hello….My name is Tonya J.

I am the creator of the zine “See Me: Issues that Affect Our Lives,  Acts of Resistance against Oppression, and Black Feminist Thought.”

What’s a zine? It’s  a take on the word maga(zine) and is a form of self- publishing. Read here to learn more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zine

The purpose of this blog is the same as my zine…to resist oppression with black feminist thought.