Monday, September 24, 2007


Please remember that tomorrow is the deadline to submit for the next edition of

the Carnival of Radical Action: Revolutionary Change

and I'm hosting it!

So, get moving and submit...


  1. Thanks p&t - I can't wait to read it!

  2. Joan Kelly11:49 PM

    I don't have a submission, although I'm looking forward to reading everything that gets posted here.

    I was just thinking about you, is all. And other women in blogville. And how weird it is to feel like, holy christ I love that person, based solely on what she shows of herself in words on my computer screen. As opposed to like, things I did with the woman who's been my best friend since college, back when we first met and fell for each other. Or people I work with. Or the cashier at the grocery store who treats me with love, of all things, in the ten-items-or-less checkout line. People I interact with on the ground, so to speak.

    It's not weird to me in a bad way, that I feel so enamored of so many of you. Frankly it's weird to me when anyone *doesn't* adore the whole bunch of you. I guess I say "weird" only because I just have no words and no experience prior to this for loving people this way?

    And, well, I have pms of the emotional surge variety, hence this gush-y comment. But seriously. Love the hell out of you and stuff.

  3. Hello Sudy,

    My name is Fallon and I’m organizing with other women of color around the Dunbar Gang Rapes and West Virginia Torture/Rape case. Well, I was wondering if you have time to participate in a phone conference on Friday, September 28, 2007 at 9pm/central about organizing to end silences surrounding Megan Williams’ torture and rape in Logan and the gang rape of several Black women in West Palm Beach Florida as well as stories that go unheard because it involves a woman of color such as the Newark imprisonment of the four lesbians for protecting themselves from a male aggressor.

    Well, I’ve been circulating a 2 minute movie entitled, “How do you keep a Social Movement Alive.”
    This movie documents the silence surrounding Megan Williams’ torture and rape in Logan and the gang rape of several Black women in West Palm Beach Florida. The purpose of this movie is to document the silences within our relationships, within our homes, within our families, within our communities, within our jobs, within our schools, within our churches, temples, and synagogues, within our governments, and within our world.

    Also, I love the energy of your blog and was wondering if I could speak with you about tips on designing a blog that will be dedicated to documenting silences. But given the organizing we are trying to do, I need to reorganize the blog and use wordpress instead of blogger. This is the current blog,

    I look forward to connecting with you,
    You can email me at

  4. Hello Alexis,

    Also, If you can’t do the phone conference would you be interested in being a part of the Women of Color Bloggers Breaking the Silences Contingency on the Web which would mean inundating the web with information about Wearing Red Campaign on the October 31, 2007 as well as circulating clips and other media trying to get stories of violence committed against women of color out on the web?

    I look forward to connecting with you,

    You can email me at

  5. Ah shoot JK, you are a bottomless well of appreciation and love. For a blogger, that support is invaluable. I send you a thousand embraces, an autumn leaf to commemorate Revolutionary Change, a cup of Swedish hot chocolate, and one confetti throw in the air.

    Fallon, thanks so much for your message and I'm honored to be contacted. I noted your email address and will contact you shortly. Thank you for you work. Thank you for contacting me.

  6. Well I do tend to gush a lot when I love people, and thank you for putting such a beautiful spin on it. :)

    Technically, however, it's just a reflex, these love spasms that I have. You people are just flat-out triggering.


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