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A collection of writings by women of color introduces new themes of familynd mixed ethnicity into the ongoing conversation about feminism and feministalues.
Daisy Hernandez has written a column for Ms. magazine and contributed to Sex and Single Girls. She is working on a book about bilingualism and her Cuban-Colombian family and is a member of Will (Women in Literature and Letters), a women of color-centered collective. She lives in Fairview, New Jersey. Bushra Rehman is a Pakistani from Queens, NY, a feminist, activist, performer, and writer. She has written a collection of poetry, Marianna's Beauty Salon, and is working on a novel. She lives in New Rochelle, New York.
Table of Contents
|browngirlworld: queergirlofcolor organizing, sistahood, heartbreak||p. 3|
|Colonize This!||p. 17|
|Organizing 101: A Mixed-Race Feminist in Movements for Social Justice||p. 29|
|Man of the House||p. 40|
|What Happens When Your Hood is the Last Stop on the White Flight Express?||p. 54|
|HIV and Me: The Chicana Version||p. 71|
|Love Feminism but Where's My Hip Hop?: Shaping a Black Feminist Identity||p. 85|
|Black Feminism In Everyday Life: Race, Mental Illness, Poverty And Motherhood||p. 99|
|In Praise of Difficult Chicas: Feminism and Femininity||p. 119|
|Love Clinic||p. 133|
|Dutiful Hijas: Dependency, Power and Guilt||p. 142|
|Femme-Inism: Lessons of My Mother||p. 157|
|Feminist Musings on the No. 3 Train||p. 170|
|Chappals and Gym Shorts: An Indian Muslim Woman in the Land of Oz||p. 203|
|"Because You're a Girl"||p. 215|
|Bring Us Back into the Dance: Women of the Wasase||p. 230|
|Ladies Only||p. 245|
|I Sold My Soul to Rock and Roll||p. 257|
|Lost in the Indophile Translation: A Validation of My Experience||p. 268|
|Heartbroken: Women of Color Feminism and the Third Wave||p. 279|
|It's Not an Oxymoron: The Search for an Arab Feminism||p. 295|
|Falling off the Tightrope onto a Bed of Feathers||p. 312|
|How Sexual Harassment Slaughtered, Then Saved Me||p. 326|
|Living Outside the Box||p. 343|
|The Black Beauty Myth||p. 357|
|Nasaan ka anak ko? A Queer Filipina-American Feminist's Tale of Abortion and Self-Recovery||p. 370|
|Can I Get a Witness? Testimony from a Hip Hop Feminist||p. 382|
|About the Contributors||p. 397|
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