The Femisphere: A Link Roundup

7 Books By Native Writers to Slow the ‘Summer Slide’ via
7 Books By Native Writers to Slow the ‘Summer Slide’ via Indian Country Media Network

A Body Image, Body Politics, and Body Justice News Roundup

Politics 

 

 

  • “When the alternative was a 20 year prison sentence, it almost feels like a victory to have Indiana woman Purvi Patel’s likely prison time reduced by half. While it may be a success for Patel, the decision is by no means a victory for reproductive rights and bodily autonomy — and it definitely does not resemble justice.” –Victory for Purvi Patel, but Still a Loss for Reproductive Rights

 

 

Body Mind Spirit

 

  • Art by Simi Kang, text by Mimi Thi Nguyen for the Asian American Tarot
    Art by Simi Kang, text by Mimi Thi Nguyen for the Asian American Tarot

    Support the Asian American Tarot on Kickstarter! “Because Asian American wellness fundamentally depends upon anti-racism, our deck is an anti-racist hack for the traditional deck: take out the existing major arcana, insert ours, and voila! An Asian American mental health tarot, a little self-care magic.”

 

Children of All Ages

  • Below are some outstanding books by Native writers. Buy them if you can, or ask for them at your local library. Librarians want to know what readers want to read. Far too many books by Native writers aren’t reviewed in the review journals librarians use to select books. You’ll be helping them by asking for these books. 7 Books By Native Writers to Slow the ‘Summer Slide

 

  • “Cartoon Network’s “Steven Universe” is known for pushing boundaries when it comes to LGBTQ representation in an all-ages series.” Show creator Rebecca Sugar was interviewed at San Diego Comic Con and talks about why Steven Universe Matters. “These themes have so much to do with who you are. There is an idea that these are themes that should not be shared with kids but everyone shares stories about love and attraction with kids. So many stories for kids are about love. … “It really makes a difference to hear stories about how someone like you can be loved. And if you don’t hear those stories, it will change who you are.”

 

LGBTQ+ & Gender

 

 

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Queer Ten, Straight Zero: A Comic About Chin Hair by Kate for Autostraddle

 

 

 

  • “My wife and I do everything together,” says Juma, 27, a petite woman wearing a fuchsia T-shirt and short braids in her hair. “We’re just like any married couple.” Almost, but not exactly. As members of the Kurya tribe, a cattle-herding community with a population of roughly 700,000 spread across northern Tanzania, Juma and her wife, Mugosi, 49, are married under a local tradition called nyumba ntobhu (“house of women”). Why Straight Women Are Marrying Each Other 

 

Pop Culture & Representation

  • “It all started at the 2011 Phoenix Comicon. There, Native comic creators came together and built a support system by forming Indigenous Narratives Collective – a group that simply describes itself – as “what it looks like when Native Americans are in charge of the comic book universe: no shamans, no trackers, just Native superheroes. ‘Nuff said.”” The First-Ever Indigenous Comic Con Puts Native Artists in the Spotlight on Remezcla

 

 

 

  • The Wonder Woman feature film trailer is finally here… and I am so not mad at it!