By Joanne Kathleen Farrell When I think of spring I think of a time for rebirth. A time for seeding crops and clearing fields. I enjoy planting bulbs that will bring colorful flowers in the sunny days to come. For many around the world that life would be a fantasy. It is hard to […]
my dream is fading faster than i can move this pen: * a wild child, not feral who runs into rooms laughing she talks back to adults pulls off yellow tablecloth to use as cape sending a few items flying to the floor and screams loud at potential violators lil pretty Black girl, curious, inquisitive […]
x years after sojourner’s question hung, in air met with nervous applause by white women and quiet murmurs by Black men Black women were seen as seals barking our selves to others’ jarred amusements noisy clappers tossed the occasional dead fish never silent, never nourished, never understood: “ain’t […]
Immigration: A Growing Humanitarian Crisis On Friday, February 15, 2013 Jane Guskin, author of The Politics of Immigration: Questions and Answers, was invited to speak at the James Connolly Forum in Troy. The forum was held at the Oakwood Community Center and co-sponsored by the Troy Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO and Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace. […]
Ever had the experience of eating a delicious meal out with friends, and when it comes time for dessert, the menu is compiled completely of things you can’t eat? I have, because I’m vegan. I am vegan because I love animals, my body, and the planet. Any vegan can tell you that even when you […]
Did you attend tonight’s Salon Screening? See the film? What are your thoughts? Reactions? Rants? Inspirations? Kick off the conversation.
Holding Our Own has decided to launch our new blog on the annual International Women’s Day, which is celebrated on March 8. The history of International Women’s Day is intertwined with the history of efforts to obtain suffrage for women as well as socialist party agitation to achieve fair conditions for workers in the years […]
“habibti?” “yes, mama?” “come.” she checks my hijab for glimpses, and says that we are to walk the streets with respect. we are to buy groceries, not sell ourselves. “today,” she adds, “we do women’s work.” * at the market, she pounds fruit for their secrets and examines vegetables for their lies. i am […]