Money and Nikeeta ride the wave of excitement after meeting one of their Black Feminist foremothers, Barbara Smith. Nikeeta got a haircut. Money can’t stop quoting ‘Black Panther’. This episode, Nikeeta and Money apologize for misgendering, Money shares when you should check on a friend, and they both interview organizer, author, and activist Barbara Smith.
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00:14:28 QueerWOC of the Week: Barbara Smith
Barbara Smith is a lesbian feminist and socialist who has played a significant role in building and sustaining Black Feminism in the United States. Since the early 1970s, she has been active as a critic, teacher, lecturer, author, scholar, and publisher of Black feminist thought. She has also taught at numerous colleges and universities over the last 25 years. Smith's essays, reviews, articles, short stories and literary criticism have appeared in a range of publications, including The New York Times Book Review, The Black Scholar, The Guardian, and The Nation. Barbara has a twin sister, Beverly Smith, who is also a lesbian feminist activist and writer.
Catch her on twitter at @THEbarbarasmith
00:28:06 Mental Moment with Money
Money shares a #BlackMentalHealthMatters PSA about when to check on your friends.
Even we mess up! We apologize for misgendering a community member and hold ourselves accountable. Kick us in the butt when we need it!
00:46:05 Topic - Interview with Barbara Smith
Learn more about the Poor People’s Campaign here: https://poorpeoplescampaign.org/
A link to the Combahee River Collective Statement: http://circuitous.org/scraps/combahee.html
Books Barbara mentioned
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name - A Biomythography by Audre Lorde
A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History by Jeanne Theoharis
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis
Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology by Barbara Smith
Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC by Faith S. Holsaert
How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
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