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26 Feb 2013

19 Nov 2012

fuckyeahfeminists:

Dear beloved followers of FYF:
Today’s my 26th birthday (!) and I’m asking you to pitch in if you’ve enjoyed this site this past year. 
As you may know, I am amongst the population affected by Sandy. One of the impacts of the Hurricane is that many people like me – hourly workers – have missed out on work. Long time followers of my blog are familiar with my history of financial insecurity and it’s frustrating to find myself around $400 in the hole this month due to loss of income.
This blog has been a labor of love and I am asking that if you are able, please consider supporting this blog. One of the reasons why I started this blog was because I felt that as a low-income woman of colour my voice was mostly ignored by the mainstream feminism media. Please consider supporting this blog (and me!) by contributing in any of the following ways:
Buy ad space through BlogAds: Consider buying an ad on this site. The follower count is constantly growing with an increasing number of visitors each month. This is a great opportunity to reach an engaged, feminist audience while directly supporting feminist! This requires providing text and an image. For a limited time offer, you can enter the coupon code ‘birthday’ for 75% off my advertising rates!
Become a sponsor: For those of you who do not have the time or resources to create an image for an ad, a sponsored link can be purchased for place on our front page in the sidebar. You can choose to have it for a varying amount of time (days, weeks, months, etc.)
Paypal/Chipin: If you don’t have a link/product you want to promote and still want to donate, please consider giving a donation through my chipin widget.
We have 19,375 followers if just 25% of you donated $5 or less, I not only would be able to expand this site, but also make it ad-free. I know there are others struggling with the aftermath of Sandy and even more folks are unable to give due to other circumstances. I just want to give my deepest thanks to those who have been a great emotional support just by being a follower! I am continually awed and humbled by the amazing feminist community on this site.
P.S. Yes, that’s me dancing behind a painted cannon that says “Consent!” It’s from my days at Tufts as a peer educator about sexual and domestic violence.

fuckyeahfeminists:

Dear beloved followers of FYF:

Today’s my 26th birthday (!) and I’m asking you to pitch in if you’ve enjoyed this site this past year. 

As you may know, I am amongst the population affected by Sandy. One of the impacts of the Hurricane is that many people like me – hourly workers – have missed out on work. Long time followers of my blog are familiar with my history of financial insecurity and it’s frustrating to find myself around $400 in the hole this month due to loss of income.

This blog has been a labor of love and I am asking that if you are able, please consider supporting this blog. One of the reasons why I started this blog was because I felt that as a low-income woman of colour my voice was mostly ignored by the mainstream feminism media. Please consider supporting this blog (and me!) by contributing in any of the following ways:

  • Buy ad space through BlogAds: Consider buying an ad on this site. The follower count is constantly growing with an increasing number of visitors each month. This is a great opportunity to reach an engaged, feminist audience while directly supporting feminist! This requires providing text and an image. For a limited time offer, you can enter the coupon code ‘birthday’ for 75% off my advertising rates!
  • Become a sponsor: For those of you who do not have the time or resources to create an image for an ad, a sponsored link can be purchased for place on our front page in the sidebar. You can choose to have it for a varying amount of time (days, weeks, months, etc.)
  • Paypal/Chipin: If you don’t have a link/product you want to promote and still want to donate, please consider giving a donation through my chipin widget.

We have 19,375 followers if just 25% of you donated $5 or less, I not only would be able to expand this site, but also make it ad-free. I know there are others struggling with the aftermath of Sandy and even more folks are unable to give due to other circumstances. I just want to give my deepest thanks to those who have been a great emotional support just by being a follower! I am continually awed and humbled by the amazing feminist community on this site.

P.S. Yes, that’s me dancing behind a painted cannon that says “Consent!” It’s from my days at Tufts as a peer educator about sexual and domestic violence.

21 Apr 2012

blackgirlphresh:

Uncompromising Photos Expose Juvenile Detention in America

On any given night in the U.S., there are approximately 60,500 youth confined in juvenile correctional facilities or other residential programs. Photographer Richard Ross has spent the past five years criss-crossing the country photographing the architecture, cells, classrooms and inhabitants of these detention sites.The resulting photo-survey, Juvenile-In-Justice, documents 350 facilities in over 30 states. It’s more than a peek into unseen worlds — it is a call to action and care.

“I grew up in a world where you solve problems, you don’t destroy a population,” says Ross. “To me it is an affront when I see the way some of these kids are dealt with.”

The U.S. locks up children at more than six times the rate of all other developed nations. The over 60,000 average daily juvenile lockups, a figure estimated by the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF), are also disproportionately young people of color. With an average cost of $80,000 per year to lock up a child, the U.S. spends more than $5 billion annually on youth detention. On top of the cost, in its recent report No Place for Kids, the AECF presents evidence to show that youth incarceration does not reduce recidivism rates, does not benefit public safety and exposes those imprisoned to further abuse and violence. Ross thinks his images of juvenile lock-ups can, and should, be “ammunition” for the ongoing policy and funding debates between reformers, staff, management and law-makers.

(Source: sunrec)