Laurie Toby Edison

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Soujourner 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. […]

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 […]

Links This Week

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Debbie says: This is only the beginning of a wonderful comic from Gallery of Dangerous Women … Cuteosphere, the cartoonist, says: it always disappointed me that Monster Girls are an anime porn thing rather than something used to explore the way society and the media dehumanises women, but oh well shout out to all my […]

Long Overdue Links

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Debbie says So the site was down, and various things happened, and we’ve been posting a little less frequently than usual, and the links have been piling up like nobody’s business. I’m going to trim off some of the old ones from the list, but this will still get long … *** This will come […]

Trapped in the Wrong Body … Maybe, Maybe Not.

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say: The oh-so-common cultural narrative of trans people is that they were born “trapped in the wrong body.” Of course, while this is the lived experience of many people, nobody’s story is simple. Writing in Buzzfeed, Thomas Page McBee takes on the belief that “trapped in the wrong body” and trans are […]

Tuesday Linksday

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Debbie says: The “it’s all about me and my feelings” club has a new self-elected president, Jen Caron: A few weeks ago, as I settled into an exceptionally crowded midday class, a young, fairly heavy black woman put her mat down directly behind mine. It appeared she had never set foot in a yoga studio—she […]

Kendra James, Tonya Harding, and the Dictatorship of Expectation

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say: In 1994, the figure skating world was rocked with a major scandal, when skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked and hit in the leg the day before the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Kerrigan was unable to skate the next day, and Tonya Harding won the championship (which she might well have lost […]

Tuesday Linksday

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Debbie says: A very rich selection of links this week: Extreme wheelchair sports provide great visuals: Wheelz does what he calls WCMX, or wheelchair motocross. It’s like BMX, except with four wheels instead of two. Oh, and a disability thrown in just to keep it interesting. Wheelz practically invented the sport. There are other wheelchair […]

Elle‘s Women in TV Issue Gives Us A Knockout Photo of Mindy Kaling, In Spite of Themselves

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Laurie and Debbie say: To understand what Elle did with its cover photo of Mindy Kaling, you need only look at this array of the magazine’s cover photos for its Women in TV issue: Kaling, who started out on The Office as a writer, and continues to write after stepping into the role of Kelly […]

Linksday Friday

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Links got delayed twice this week, but here they are! Kathleen Turner is 60, and has something to say about aging. “I don’t look like I did 30 years ago. Get over it!” “You have to get to that place as a woman where you know your worth isn’t dependent on [looks].” *** I don’t […]

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