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love bell hooks or transphobic hate?

Until Liverpool 1990, I didn’t have freedom or access to alternative literature then I found News From Nowhere on Bold Street. Benjamin Zephaniah. Bessie Head. Alice Walker. Maya Angelou. Joan Riley. Toni Morrison. Ellen Galford. And I was free. Train travel = freedom. Jumping trains was easier. 27 years later,  Sisters Uncut journeyed me to London. … Continue reading love bell hooks or transphobic hate?

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Neo-liberal Intersectionality -pt 2

“If we aren’t resisting, we are internalising. When our bodies are battlegrounds, our friends become our barricades, our resistance becomes our survival, our anger becomes our weaponry, our compassion becomes our compass." (Nim Ralph, 2018) This hit my heart and became a mantra. Nim helped sharpen my focus, soften my edges and put a strength … Continue reading Neo-liberal Intersectionality -pt 2

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“We cannae call the polis” – fault lines of carceral feminism

Time for the triple wave #metoo tsunami backlash. Domestic abuse survivor narratives and statistics are being used to justify increased spending for the criminal justice services. How does this help survivors? Most of us are already on the outside. Most of us wouldn't piss on the polis if they were on fire. We need secure … Continue reading “We cannae call the polis” – fault lines of carceral feminism

Dawn Robert Fletcher and their response to hate

"Roller derby is not a perfect sport, and it is not a perfect community. But the roller derby I know and love will not tolerate transphobic hatred being directed at our people. For all of you who are trans, non binary, genderqueer, gender expansive, questioning, undecided, fluid: You are valued and you matter. Without you, … Continue reading Dawn Robert Fletcher and their response to hate