Posts Tagged ‘ empowerment ’

Beauty, Lies & Sontag | 3 Quarks Daily

Susan Sontag

Source: Beauty, Lies & Sontag | 3 Quarks Daily

Zanele Muholi: Paying Homage to the History of Black Women – The New York Times

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Muholi, who eschews gender-specific pronouns, is co-founder of the Forum for the Empowerment of Women, which advocates for the rights of black lesbians in South Africa, as well as the founder of Inkanyiso, a collective for queer activism and visual media. Activism is central to Muholi’s photographs, work that taps into the tradition of empowerment through black self-representation. Since the 19th century, the photographic portrait has allowed black people to represent themselves as they want to be seen, not how others pigeonhole or even dismiss them. – Maurice Berger

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“Too often I find we are being mimicked, and distorted, by the privileged other,” said Muholi. “We are here; we have our own voices; we have our own lives.” In this regard, the photographer wants to “teach people about our history, to rethink what history is all about, to reclaim it for ourselves, to encourage people to use artistic tools such as cameras as weapons to fight back.” – Zanele Muholi

Jane Goodall helps humans and animals live together | Video on TED.com

Jane Goodall helps humans and animals live together | Video on TED.com.

Chimamanda Adichie: “The danger of the single story”

~ many thanks to the poet, Tyrone McDonald, for sharing this & teaching me ~ df