Tag: women of colour

INTERVIEW: Women of colour speak out against prostitution

Raquel Rosario Sanchez speaks with four women who participated in a recent event looking at the experiences of women of colour in the sex trade, and the connection between racism and prostitution.

My afro isn’t superficial — it’s political

Not since the civil rights movement has the afro been so visible, but now its purpose isn’t just political — it’s aesthetic. Designers now use “natural” models regularly, countless black-owned online stores…

Amoja ThreeRivers, separatist space, and MichFest

As with all MichFest magic, there seems to be a rhyme and reason to the rhythms of the Land. After 40 years of creating a lesbian culture and gathering place like none…

Angela Marie MacDougall: Taking a stand & standing in her power

Angela Marie MacDougall is a long-time anti-violence worker, the Director of Vancouver’s Battered Women’s Support Services, and a Remarkable Women award winner in 2014.  Jess: How did you get involved in the…

Missing the intersections: Where queer politics fail

I recently read Toni Morrison’s Beloved. The novel is heartbreaking from start to finish, and very much worth reading — this acknowledgement of slavery’s traumatic legacy is vital if we are to…