SAY HER NAME, Part II: Women, Violence, and Incarceration (Part I is here) “The greatest purveyor of violence in the world today is my own government.” – Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967 “I am convicted of murdering my ex-husband who abused me for years. I have done 33 years of my 25-to-life sentence. I am […]
Serena-goddess, Serena-sis, please know i am still in a ruby red rage cloud over the racist, misogynistic, BESTIAL treatment you received on July 11, 2015 at the hands of The New York Times. fresh off the court where you left your latest historic notch, i can’t imagine how you must have felt to have to […]
On Tuesday, April 29th, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, signed into law the first law in the United States that authorizes the arrest and incarceration of women who use drugs while pregnant. Women in Tennessee can now be prosecuted for assault if they take a narcotic drug while pregnant and the baby is born addicted, is […]
Victorio Reyes is a poet and Executive Director of the The Social Justice Center of Albany. Three years ago, I decided to return to school to pursue an MFA in creative writing. As a poet, who came from the spoken word and Hip Hop schools, I was surprised by how many corners of the literary […]
In an effort to give Holding Our Own’s network members an opportunity to get to know each other just a little better, we will be spotlighting a couple of our members each month. We hope that this will help provide you with more opportunities to connect, collaborate and leverage your resources. Do you want to be next, […]
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 […]