Stevie’s Reflections on bell hooks’ Feminism is for Everybody

bell hooks writes, in the introduction of "Feminism is for Everybody,": "More than ever before, I work to share the liberating joy feminist struggle brings to our lives as females and males who continue to work for change, who continue to hope for an end to sexism, to sexist exploitation and oppression." As I read … Continue reading Stevie’s Reflections on bell hooks’ Feminism is for Everybody

Community Book Review: Care Work

After numerous conversations with friends about what I call the "internal work" of abolition (emotional healing and growth, character-building, interpersonal skill development, etc.) and self-care, my good friend Charlotte Pope sent me Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha's CARE WORK. I wanted to read a text that related the struggles and resiliency strategies of others in the movement. … Continue reading Community Book Review: Care Work

Addressing Internal Contradictions

I've been re-reading the intro from the inaugural issue of Propter Nos, published by True Leap Press (twitter: @true_leap) and it made me think about some things... I am often frustrated by other prisoners myopic view of just what is happening to us. The PIC is never "wholly grasped in its systemic totality," as True … Continue reading Addressing Internal Contradictions