Somehow I doubt this is what she had in mind.
For us, Crunk Feminism has always been about showcasing the possibilities of existing productively with our contradictions, about embracing our tensions, about avoiding easy answers, about not preaching to the choir, about struggling and making-meaning in community, and about having side-spliting fun, whenever possible. In short, we believe in getting CRUNK, in all the expansive ways we can imagine that term, whether that has meant telling it like it is to whomever needs to hear it, rolling hard for the crew, giving the forceful side eye (and a few well-chosen words) to rappers who’ve gotten out of pocket, or conversely shaking our asses with a little drank in hand on occasion…
But mostly it has meant reveling in the joy that is a part of a life lived in the most intentionally feminist of ways.
And you, Dear Readers, are a part of that joy. This work has not been possible without you, who keep challenging us to grow, to stay true, to not compromise, to keep it CRUNK.
I’m not much on Apocalypse talk — too much ish to do (and as Crunkadelic would say, too few f*cks left to give) — but there is the sense as we come to the close of 2012 that we are fast approaching the end of the world as we know it. Heck, we may already be there. And the best way to respond to rupture is with connection. Dance. Laughter. Creativity.
So come hangout with us!!!!
The Google Hangout that we are hosting TOMORROW, December 11th is in honor of you! Join us live on our own YouTube channel, where we will be talking about all the ways we have been getting, are getting, and will be getting CRUNK (past, present, and future). You don’t need a Google Account to participate.
So in the words of this song ↓ just “bring yourself.”
The Hangout starts at 8pm and will run about 20mins, so take a study break, all y’all hard working academics and activists, and come join us.
And if there’s anything you’ve been dying to ask a CF, here’s your chance; there is still time to submit questions to us in the comments section, via Facebook, or on twitter @crunkfeminists.
So come let us know how YOU get CRUNK!
What: Google Hangout
When: Tuesday, December 11th, 8pm EST
Where: Crunk Feminist YouTube Channel
Topic: How Do You Get Crunk?