This list is stil a work in progress, but I really wanted to get it posted. I have either read parts of/all of the texts below or they have been recommended to me. Please reblog and add your own suggestions to the list. Each time someone adds something new, I’ll go back to this original post and make sure to include them. Thanks and enjoy!
- Women, Race, and Class by Angela Davis
- Women Culture and Politics by Angela Davis
- Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins
- Borderlands/La frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldua
- Aint I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by bell hooks
- Feminism is for Everybody by bell hooks
- Feminist Theory from Margin to Center by bell hooks
- Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
- Feminism without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity by Chandra Talpade Mohanty
- Medicine Stories by Aurora Levins Morales
- Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home by Anita Hill
- Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty by Dorothy Roberts
- Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide by Andrea Smith
- Pilgrimages/Peregrinajes: Theorizing Coalition Against Multiple Oppressions (Feminist Constructions) by Maria Lugones (submitted by
- Feminism FOR REAL: Deconstructing the Academic Industrial Complex of Feminism by Jessica Yee (submitted by
- Communion: The Female Search for Love by bell hooks (via easternjenitentiary)
- Nervous Conditions by Tsisti Dangarembga (via easternjenitentiary)
- A Taste of Power by Elaine Browne (via tinajenny)
- Talkin’ Up to the White Woman: Indigenous Women and Feminism by Aileen Moreton-Robinson (via jalwhite)
- I Am Woman: A Native Perspective on Sociology and Feminism by Lee Maracle (via jalwhite)
- Shadowboxing: Representations of Black Feminist Politics by Joy James (via jalwhite)
- Re-Creating Ourselves by Molara Ogundipe-Leslie (via reallifedocumentarian)
- Chicana Feminist Thought by Alma M. Garcia (via eggplantavenger)
- Queer Latinidad by Juana Maria Rodriguez (via eggplantavenger)
- The Truth That Never Hurts by Barbara Smith (via sisteroutsider)
- Companeras: Latina Lesbians by Juanita Ramos and the Lesbian History Project
- Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism edited by Daisy Hernandez
- This Bridge Called My Back edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa
- this bridge we call home: radical visions for transformation edited by Gloria Anzaldúa and AnaLouise Keating
- Making Face, Making Soul/Haciendo Caras: Creative and Critial Perspectives by Feminists of Color edited by Gloria Anzaldua
- Women Writing Resistance: Essays from Latin America and the Caribbean edited by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez
- Unequal Sisters edited by Ellen DuBois and Vicki Ruiz
- Chicana Feminist Thought: The Basic Historical Writings edited by Alma M. Garcia (submitted by oceanicheart)
- Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice (submitted by oceanicheart)
- The Color of Violence: The Incite! Anthology
- I Am Your SIster by Audre Lorde (via marlahangup)
- Indigenous Women and Feminism: Politics, Activism, Culture edited by Cheryl Suzack, Shari M. Huhndorf, Jeanne Perreault, Jean Barman (via jalwhite)
- Dragon Ladies: Asian American Feminists Breathe Fire edited by Sonia Shah (via jalwhite)
- Pinay Power: Feminist Critical Theory: Theorizing the Filipina/American Experience edited by Melinda L. de Jesus (via titotibok)
- Dragon Ladies: Asian American Feminists Breathe Fire edited by Sonia Shah (via titotibok)
- MOONROOT: An Exploration of Asian Womyn’s Bodies (more Asian Pacific Islander American ones here) (via titotibok)
- Making Space for Indigenous Feminism edited by Joyce Green
- All the Women are White, All the Blacks are Men, But Some of Us are Brave: Black Women’s Studies, more commonly known as
But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women’s Studiesedited by Gloria T. Hull, Patricial Bell Scott, and Barbara Smith (via jalwhite)
- Homegirls: A Black Feminist Anthology edited by Barbara Smith (via sisteroutsider)
- Theorizing Black Feminisms: The Visionary Pragmatism of Black Women edited by Stanlie James and Abena Busia (via sisteroutsider)
- “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence” by Adrienne Rich
- “Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color.” by Kimberle Crenshaw
- The Combahee River Collective Statement
- “Tomboy, Dyke, Lezzie, and Bi: Filipina Lesbian and Bisexual Women Speak Out” by Christine T. Lipat and others (via titotibok)
- “Rizal Day Queen Contests, Filipino Nationalism, and Feminity” by Arleen De Vera (via titotibok)
- “Pinayism” by Allyson G. Tintiangco-Cubales (via titotibok)
- “Practicing Pinayist Pedagogy” by Allyson G. Tintiangco-Cubales and Jocyl Sacramento (via titotibok)
- “Asian Lesbians in San Francisco: Struggle to Create a Safe Space, 1970s – 1980s” by Trinity Ordona (via titotibok)
- “A Black Separatist” by Anna Lee (via girlsandgifs)
- “For the Love of Separatism” by Anna Lee (via girlsandgifs)
- “Separation in Black: A Personal Journey” by Jacqueline Anderson (via girlsandgifs)
- “Separatism is not a Luxury: Some Thoughts on Separatism and Class” by C. Maria (via girlsandgifs)
- “Coming Out Queer and Brown” by Naomi Littlebear Morena (via girlsandgifs)
- “Internalising the Lesbian Body of Color” by Jamie Lee Evans (via girlsandgifs)
Other authors and poets you should know
- Maya Angelou
- Toni Morrison
- Alice Walker
- Nawaal El Sadaawi
- Mary Crow Dog
- Zora Neale Hurston
- Arundhati Roy
- Zadie Smith
- Dorothy Roberts
- Nikki Giovanni(submitted by my bff maskofmaterials)
- Lucille Clifton (submitted by my bff maskofmaterials)
- Gwendolyn Brooks (submitted by soemily)
- Octavia Butler (submitted by soemily)
- Nalo Hopkison (submitted by soemily)
- Trinh T. Minh-Ha (via eggplantavenger)
- Ananya Roy (via eggplantavenger)
- Paola Bacchetta (via eggplantavenger)
Hey, men friends, get on this.
I know there are people who don’t like it when guys call themselves feminists because they’ll never be able to relinquish their privilege, but I’m all for dudes calling themselves feminist.
I agree. People of any gender can be feminist. The more allies the better!
Not to mention there are plenty of trans* folk who are not women but are subjected to the same discrimination women face if they are perceived as such, on top of the obvious trans* erasure.
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bell hooks ALL DAY EVERYDAY.
That’s one of the most frustrating things about spreading the ideas of feminism; it’s so difficult to do, because people hear the f-word and are automatically informed by what patriarchy has told them, rather than informing themselves.
(via anotherfeminist)(via hellyeahfeminism)
Practically every day in class, I want to say this. Even from guys I otherwise like and like their work. But I’m always met with hopelessness. They’ve been drawing this character that way for years, they won’t change it; they’ve been drawing this comic for months, they’re not going to go back and change this character’s appearance. or they either Nice Guy it and fluffle around the issue apologetically, but never change their ways; or confront it in the manner of “it’s all fake anyways!”.
It’s just like the people who are seniors and still use cheap-ass microns [in one size] to ink their work, people who still won’t look at references or work over photos to get their poses and perspective right. They’ve found their comfort zone, their “good enough”, and it’s a steep uphill battle to even pass the argument.
I guess what I’m saying: if I feel like I’m talking to a wall with fellow students, I only am now understanding how set in their ways most long-term professionals must be.
I was watching a documentary on Feminist Gloria Stienman in the the 1970s and saw a scene where a black women was arguing with a white man. She was standing her own even though the white man was comparably bigger than her. They then revealed who this spitfire sassy lady was: her name was Flo Kennedy and she was basically the first black feminist
“b. 11 Feb 1916, Kansas City, MO …. d. 22 Dec 2000, New York, NY
Feminist; anti-racist organizer; attorney; media activist
With righteous anger matched by a sharp and often foul-mouthed wit, Flo Kennedy modeled creative, radical resistance for generations of feminists. As a young attorney, Kennedy handled the estates of Billie Holiday and Charlie Parker, exposing record companies’ racist exploitation of successful black artists. In 1966, while most progressive activists were focused on the Vietnam War, Kennedy set up The Media Workshop to expose and fight racism and oppression in the American media. She organized pickets of TV stations, newspapers and their advertisers. At the first meeting of the fledgling National Organization for Women, Kennedy ruffled feathers by pushing the group to confront discrimination in the corporate media. She went on to found the Feminist Party, organizing such protests as the March Against Media Arrogance and the “Hollywood Toilet Bowl,” denouncing patriarchy and white supremacy in film and TV”
flo, you had me at “foul mouthed”