Laurie Toby Edison

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Links Return Again

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

It would be great if this image of Karlesha Thurman had gone viral for better reasons (like because it’s beautiful) … Thurman posted this photo on the Black Women Do Breastfeed Facebook page. Although she never posted it on Instagram or Twitter, NewsOne reports that Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook went ablaze with men and women, […]

Links Return After Long Absence

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Debbie says: First we had website problems, then I was not collecting links, but now we’re back on track. I love these “end the awkward” ads from Scope: About Disability, a British organization. If you follow through from the ad to the quiz, you eventually get to this very useful basics list, great for people […]

A Personal Food History

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Lynne Murray says: Virgie Tovar,  MA, lecturer on fat discrimination and body image, editor of Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion, recently posted  about an encounter with a fast-food slogan. This afternoon as I was walking to get a fancy sammich, I passed a smooshed up cup from Jack in […]

My Body Is Not an Apology: Fostering Radical Self-Love

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say: This year is the 20th anniversary of the publication of Women En Large: Images of Fat Nudes, and one of the most gratifying experiences we’ve had in these two decades is watching the explosion of other artists and activists developing the same artistic, social justice, and self-delight themes we were (and […]

Janet Vertesi: Keeping Secrets from Google

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Debbie says: Janet Vertesi, an assistant professor of sociology and a self-described “Google conscientious objector” since 2012, decided to see if she could keep the giant search engine in the sky from learning that she was pregnant. “Pregnant women, she knew, are a marketing gold mine“; Vertesi says that an average person’s marketing data costs […]

Sojourner Truth: I Sell the Shadow to Support the Substance

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Laurie says: I was listening to a Nell Painter video that Ta-Nehisi Coates linked to, talking about, among other things, her book The History of White People. I just finished the book, and it’s fascinating. She mentioned on the video that Sojourner Truth, the abolitionist and suffragist, (whose biography she’s written) had used photography. Of […]

My Work in US/Chinese Feminist Exhibition

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Laurie Says: I wrote a few days ago about the US/Chinese feminist exhibition Half The Sky: Intersections of Social Practice Art in Shenyang, China at the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts. It runs from April 15th to the 30th. As I said, I’m delighted to be in the exhibition. The catlogue is beautiful and the […]

Natural Hair vs. Military Regulations

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say: Since the forthcoming military regulations on hairstyle and grooming were leaked in March, we’ve seen a lot of discussion of the hairstyle limitations for women, and especially how those limitations affect African-American women. The regulations in general are much more specific and more limiting than previous regulations.  For example, according to […]

Chinese/US Feminist Exhibition in China

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Laurie says: (We’re still dealing with the after effects of the website being hacked. Hopefully things will be running smoothly soon.) I wrote a while ago that my portrait of Fumiko Nakamura was part of an exhibit of Chinese and US women artists at the Luxon Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang, China.  It’s an […]

What Drives Good Design? Breast Pumps, Oxygen Tanks and More

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Debbie says: Courtney E. Martin and John Cary have some things to say about breast pump design. The pump is a symbol of the modern work-life conundrum. In theory, women have the freedom to honor the wisdom that “breast is best,” while still pursuing their own careers. And yet, to do so, they’re forced to […]

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