bell hooks

Current obsession: bell hooks

http://bitchmagazine.org/post/watch-this-amazing-conversation-between-bell-hooks-and-melissa-harris-perry bell hooks and Melissa Harris-Perry’s thoughts on media representation of black women is one of the most interesting aspects of the segment to me, as well as hooks’ observations about Martin Luther King Jr.’s writings (at approximately 37:00) but the entire interview is a must-watch. On Beasts of the Southern Wild: “No, the abuse…

A patriot in Yemen

I am in awe: ” ‘I strongly believe that I have helped improve America’s image, perhaps in ways that an official ambassador or other diplomats cannot,” he explained. “I have access to ordinary Yemenis. For me, helping the people of my country understand and know the America that I have experienced is a passion, not a…

Women in Green: Spotlight on Mahwash Rehman

Today I’d like to recognize my friend Mahwash Rehman, an advocate for women’s equality and a very talented photographer. Mahwash took the time to talk to me about her thesis project on the Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team.  On her artist’s statement page, where you can view a slideshow of her photographs, she explains the significance of…

“A promise is a promise.”

From Ban Ki Moon’s statements at the International Women’s Day event at UN headquarters: “Look around at the women you are with. Think of those you cherish in your families and your communities. And understand that there is a statistical likelihood that many of them have suffered violence in their lifetime.” “This year on International…

“Me preocupa el silencio”/”Silence worries me”

Last week, I had the good fortune to see a presentation given by Ms. Josefina Vazquez Mota, who was the 2012 presidential candidate of the National Action Party in Mexico. Ms. Mota won her party’s primary election last February, winning grassroots support to beat Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party. Despite an overhaul…