The Femisphere: A Link Roundup

A Roundup of Body Politics, Body Image, & Body Justice News    Mental Health Awareness Month  Jody Betty writes about taking the shame out of talking about suicide for The Mighty.  "What if the thoughts of suicide could be as openly discussed and accepted as the myriad of mental illnesses? What if someone could … [Read more...]

The Femisphere: A Link Roundup

A News Roundup of Body Politics, image and Body Justice News. Prince is Dead The gender-bending sexual revolutionary who rocked the world with his unique funky/rock/soul/pop musical genius has left us too soon. For me and my friends, who happen to have already been in mourning, it feels especially hard to believe. Another … [Read more...]

I Don’t Have Jungle Fever! I’m in Love…

Ever since childhood, I have crushed on men of many different cultures and races. For example, my first massive crush at age 9: my sister's 15 year-old Mexican boyfriend. The first person to really teach me about sex at age 13: Prince in the movie Purple Rain. (Prince these days refuses to subscribe to racial labels probably … [Read more...]