Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-07-29
  • Publisher: Seal Press
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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.

Author Biography

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, heartbreakp. 3
Colonize This!p. 17
Organizing 101: A Mixed-Race Feminist in Movements for Social Justicep. 29
Man of the Housep. 40
What Happens When Your Hood is the Last Stop on the White Flight Express?p. 54
HIV and Me: The Chicana Versionp. 71
Love Feminism but Where's My Hip Hop?: Shaping a Black Feminist Identityp. 85
Black Feminism In Everyday Life: Race, Mental Illness, Poverty And Motherhoodp. 99
In Praise of Difficult Chicas: Feminism and Femininityp. 119
Love Clinicp. 133
Dutiful Hijas: Dependency, Power and Guiltp. 142
Femme-Inism: Lessons of My Motherp. 157
Feminist Musings on the No. 3 Trainp. 170
Thirty-Eightp. 182
Chappals and Gym Shorts: An Indian Muslim Woman in the Land of Ozp. 203
"Because You're a Girl"p. 215
Bring Us Back into the Dance: Women of the Wasasep. 230
Ladies Onlyp. 245
I Sold My Soul to Rock and Rollp. 257
Lost in the Indophile Translation: A Validation of My Experiencep. 268
Heartbroken: Women of Color Feminism and the Third Wavep. 279
It's Not an Oxymoron: The Search for an Arab Feminismp. 295
Falling off the Tightrope onto a Bed of Feathersp. 312
How Sexual Harassment Slaughtered, Then Saved Mep. 326
Living Outside the Boxp. 343
The Black Beauty Mythp. 357
Nasaan ka anak ko? A Queer Filipina-American Feminist's Tale of Abortion and Self-Recoveryp. 370
Can I Get a Witness? Testimony from a Hip Hop Feministp. 382
Notesp. 395
About the Contributorsp. 397
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