QueerWOC
Ep 55: Black Feminist Miracle [w/ Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs]
Nov 21, 2018 · 2 hr 9 min
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**Long episode with minor audio distortions during the topic segment** Nikeeta and Money fangirl out as they interview the High Priestess of QueerWOC, Alexis Pauline Gumbs! She joins us for our topic segment to talk archival research, love, and Black feminist miracles. Nikeeta gives us Black lesbian filmmaker history. Money wants us to channel Audre Lorde in order to heal. Community Contributors is poppin again!! Thanks yall! Finally, Money gets some numbers!!! Contribute to QueerWOC: https://www.paypal.me/QueerWOC Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/queerwocpod Use the hashtag #QueerWOC to talk all things the podcast Send us an email or submit your Curved Chronicles: QueerWOCpod@gmail.com 00:07:47 QueerWOC of the Week Sharice Davids, democrat elected to congress in Kansas Watch her campaign video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGa5qQsYY-g Read about her victory here: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/sharice-davids-lesbian-native-american-makes-political-history-kansas-n933211 00:13:35 Community Contributors Thanks Gabby, Emerald, Amethyst, Rawley Chyla upped their pledge Jeffrey - donation for ethical t-shirts Natalia (x2!!) - “Cant thank you both enough for the amazing content and dedication to community.” Brandon - It’s not much, but a sign of gratitude for what you all do. Our struggles are tied. Systems of oppression function as one. So it’s only fitting that the community mantra is basically WE ALL WE GOT! Much Peace & Big Love! 00:18:03 Mental Moment with Money Audre Lorde Questionnaire to Oneself: posted by @Xicanisma_ created by Divya Victor, adapted by me to help us heal, create, and motivate What are the words you do not have yet? (Or, for what do you not have words What do you need to say? [write/say as many things as necessary] What are the cruelties you swallow day by day, that attempt to make you their own, until you sicken and die from them - still in silence? We have been socialized to respect fear more than our own need for language, ask yourself “what is the worst thing that could happen to me if I tell my truth?” 00:25:36 Word - “Sisters in the Life” Nikeeta tells us all about the history of Black lesbians in cinema by breaking down the anthology Sisters in the Life: A History of Out African American Lesbian Media-Making edited by Yvonne Welbon, Alexandra Juhasz https://books.google.com/books/about/Sisters_in_the_Life.html?id=RUNRDwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button#v=onepage&q&f=false 00:39:40 Topic - Conversation with The High Priestess of QueerWOC, Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs [@alexisPauline] Based in Durham, NC APG is a queer black troublemaker, a black feminist love evangelist and a prayer poet priestess, Alexis has a PhD in English, African and African-American Studies, and Women and Gender Studies from Duke University. She is a daughter, a doula, and an afro-futurist time traveler through archival research. She is the author of M- Archive, Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity, coeditor of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines; and the founder and director of Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind, an educational program based in Durham, North Carolina The Shape of My Impact: https://www.thefeministwire.com/2012/10/the-shape-of-my-impact/ Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines https://secure.pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=746 01:57:23 Curved Chronicles Money finally got some numbers at NWSA! Is your dating life more exciting than ours? Email us your dating adventures at QueerWOCpod@gmail.com Follow Money| IG/Twitter @MelanatedMoney Follow Nikeeta| IG/Twitter @AfroBlazingGuns
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