The Los Angeles Review of Books published my review of Linda Sarsour’s new memoir We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders: A Memoir of Love and Resistance, which you can read here and below.
I’m thrilled to be speaking at the LA Times Festival of Books! The panel, entitled “Feminisms in Motion: Intersectional Voices for Social Change,” will take place Saturday, April 13, from noon–1 p.m., at USC. Attendance will require a ticket, which you can get the day of on-site for free, or as of April 7 for $1 online. The festival is an amazing gathering of book writers and book lovers.
And a glimpse of our panel:
I hope you can join us!
Join us this Thurs. 1/31, from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at the Kellogg University Gallery at Cal Poly Pomona for Somewhere in Between, a poetry, prose and performance event. I’ll be reading an essay about growing up Arab American. See you there!
Remember when Jess, Daria and I started the intersectional feminist magazine make/shift in 2007? The mag. was published for 10 years and the new anthology Feminisms in Motion: Voices for Justice, Liberation, and Transformation is a collection of some key pieces written by the “most inspiring feminist writers of the decade,” including yours truly! My essay and book review “Bathing Beneath the Lebanese Sky” is included in this stunning book.
Angela Davis has said this about the new anthology: “This wide-ranging collection of extraordinary writings—drawn from a decade of the important work of make/shift magazine to document feminist cultures and organizing strategies—offers a snapshot of ten years of incisive political and cultural analysis centering the work of women of color artists and activists. In the contemporary political moment, when there is such urgency to act, these writers insist that we consistently critique our analyses and approaches, and remind us how vitally important explicitly intersectional, multi-issue organizing strategies are to the success of our movements. Feminisms in Motion provides both a historical record of significant antiracist feminist interventions and a roadmap for moving us in the direction of freedom and justice.”
Buy your copy today! You can preorder now at 25% off the list price ($15 instead of $20) and they’ll ship it to you in early October. Stay tuned for details of a release party on Oct. 20 in L.A.
My Brother Took His Own Life. Don’t Ask If He Left A Note. Here’s what I’ve found to be helpful — and not — when speaking to suicide survivors like myself.
Although unfathomable, my sweet brother has passed. (more…)
Take Back the Night is an annual event against sexual violence happening tonight at Cal State LA. This article was published yesterday in Cal State LA’s University Times: Take Back the Night: The Most Important Night of the Year.