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Feathers / Taste of freedom / The moon in a clear night sky

Victoria Marie Page18.02.2017.

Feathers

You killed me
Stamped on my chest
Words on the soles of your feet
As you opened your mouth
My heart crumbled  Continue reading “Feathers / Taste of freedom / The moon in a clear night sky”

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Ghosting

Victoria Marie Page 25.01.17.

What’s worst
Looking jealous or crazy
Jealous n crazy
Or like being walked over lately
I’d rather be jealous and crazy
Jealous and crazy” – Beyonce

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Two Tongues

Victoria Marie Page. 11.01.2017.

je suis, from two tongues
Intertwined
the native and the mother
the mother or truer to say the child
tongue – the language I was born
speaking
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New York State of Mind

Rachele Megna 28.12.16.

A dystopic view, the first thing that accompanies you into Manhattan during winter nights.

Tall buildings, squared windows – it’s you,

New York.

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Second Dates

Victoria Marie Page 26.12.16.

Not even at the second date yet and we’re already married, baby on the way and living in a beautiful big apartment, at least in my head…and not just with him, but it seems I’ve been married, become pregnant by, and moved in with multiple men, all before knowing whether they snore or if we’ll have orgasmic sex (clearly the important things to know about a potential life long partner).

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Intersectionality as Dangerous Work: Race, Gender and the Presidential Elections

Rachele Megna. 26.11.16.

Intersectionality is a legal strategy developed by K. Crenshaw in 1989 to highlight and change the discriminatory legal framework governing the American social justice system. It draws its theoretical framework from the black feminist trajectory born out of the anti-slavery movement. Crenshaw analyses a number of different court cases in the US in which the violent, discriminatory experiences of black women are systematically unrecognized, furthering the marginalization of this social constituency. Continue reading “Intersectionality as Dangerous Work: Race, Gender and the Presidential Elections”

Revolution

Rachele Megna 17.11.16.

“The current amazement that the things we are experiencing are ‘still’ possible in the twentieth century is not philosophical. This amazement is not the beginning of knowledge–unless it is the knowledge that the view of history which gives rise to it is untenable.” – Walter Benjamin

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Normalizing Relations with Cuba is a Difficult Dance

Sarah Silverblatt-Buser 09.06.16.

Guest post: this article originally appeared on the Aspen Institute website.

Aprovechar was one of the first words our group of 12 American study abroad students discussed while anxiously anticipating our 4 a.m. wakeup for the next day’s 45-minute flight to Havana, Cuba. “To take advantage, to make use of, to harness” are direct translations of a multipurpose verb that means much more in a country slowly suffocated by a messy 54-year embargo (or “blockade” as it’s still called in Cuba).

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When Life Doesn’t Give You Lemons, Let the Crocodile Tears Flow

An Open Letter to White People

Cassandra Pilla 29.04.16

Everyone’s talking about it, so how can we ignore it? This week in “controversial” news: Beyoncé dropped her visual album Lemonade. The response has been huge, and with the release came the backlash from white people against Beyoncé. Several “celebrities” have come out to speak about Lemonade as a very controversial and discomforting piece of music media – I’m looking at you, Piers Morgan  and Iggy Azalea!

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