She has never been convicted of a crime but they want to move her to near isolation in an adult mens prison. This CANNOT happen. Here is a more in depth article: http://feministing.com/2014/04/14/how-the-connecticut-department-of-children-families-is-failing-a-trans-girl-of-color/
I put together an email for Commissioner Katz, so all you have to do is copy and paste it. Click here for the example email
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Comissioner Katz’s email address:
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The tiny velvet clay sculptures of Evgeny Hontor [x]
The Blue Spirit (X)
Kenyan woman and chevrotain, Mombassa c. 1909 via imgur.com
A most revolutionary desire has been suggested by Tagore, rather clearly. It is through the eyes of Bindu that Mrinalani first begins to realize that she is beautiful.
—Tanika Sarkar, “Mrinal Onyo Itihaser Sakhar”
Though initially shy and apprehensive, Bindu was so overwhelmed by Mrinal’s empathy that she fell hopelessly in love with her. Mrinal writes, “Bindu began loving me to such an extent that I felt scared. I had never known love like this before. I read about it in books—but that was between men and women…She couldn’t take her eyes off my face…The girl became absolutely obsessed with me…the intensity of Bindu’s love for me made me restless. Sometimes I would be angry with her for this, but I have to admit that through this love of hers I discovered myself in a way that I never will ever again in my life. That was my free self.” Mrinal’s sexuality and sexual attractiveness has been hinted at occasionally in the text. The above instance of romantic love between two women is a significant sequence with primacy given to the attractiveness of the female body. Romantic love between siblings, cousins and friends is a recurrent sub-theme of many Bangla novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. However, erotic love or lesbian relationship, or the possibility of such a relationship between two women have been systematically elided or omitted as a taboo subject in women’s fiction or fiction representing women. Sometimes that silences and absences resonate with remarkable impact.
Elvis Who?//Listen Here
a playlist honoring the creativity of Black rock & roll artists and the rebellious Black youth who kept their records spinning. Also features some Rock en Español.
1.Caldonia-Louis Jordan //2.Shake, Rattle & Roll-Big Joe Turner // 3.Bo Diddley-Bo Diddley // 4.Demolicion-Los Saicos // 5.Johnny B. Goode-Chuck Berry // 6.Tuttie Frutti-Little Richard // 7.Hound Dog-Big Mama Thornton // 8.Roll Over Beethoven-Chuck Berry // 9.La Chica Alborotada-Los Locos del Ritmo // 10.El Ultimo Beso-Los Doltons // 11.Little Red Rooster-Big Mama Thornton // 12.Blueberry Hill-Fats Domino // 13.Boogie Woogie Country Girl-Big Joe Turner // 14.La Bamba-Ritchie Valens // 15.Jambalaya-Fats Domino // 16.Long Tall Sally-Little Richard // 17.(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher-Jackie Wilson