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ProfMasala

ProfMasala

Joined March 2017

My favorite word is kismet
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A Piece of Mine: Stories | J. California Cooper
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The End of the Alphabet | Claudia Rankine
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Black Women Writers Collection at the Johnson Library, inside of the South Shore Arts Bank, Chicago, Illinois #blackwomen #blackfeminism #feminist #writer

Lesliereads Great stack❣️ 6y
ProfMasala @Lesliereads thank you, it made me happy and I wanted to share 6y
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Goosebumps | R. L. Stine

Looking for some secondhand copies, hopefully a "set" for my nephew's birthday. Being a black boy, he has alot of real world stuff to be scared about that I can't control, sometimes. In the meantime, I want he to be able to escape and encourage his imagination.

Goosebumps it is

Skeebies05 I'll keep my eye out! 6y
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"Your verses, my dear, are real poetry. They have..."the authentic fire." Archibald Grimke to his daughter, Angelina Weld Grimke

I'm sitting in the parking lot waiting for my gf to get out of class. She dislocated her left shoulder and it's finals week, in a week. Can't drive and only using one arm, being in pain while trying to study for finals ? #blackfeminist #NationalPoetryMonth #blackwomen #poetry

Buddys_Momma Hope your gf gets well soon! 6y
ProfMasala @Buddys_Momma it's a process, lots of wine for me and monitored pain patches for her 😣 6y
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Brotherhood ~ Georgia Douglas Johnson

"Shall we not make
The bleak way for each other's sake
Less rugged and unkind?"

http://www.thespectrum.com/story/opinion/blogs/educationitself/2015/09/12/poem-d... #NationalPoetryMonth #blackfeminist #feminism #poetry

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"Without women writers, the Harlem Renaissance would have been a bleaker place. Though not blindingly vivid, the color they added completed the total spectrum." #blackfeminist #blackwomen #feminism #woc

Watching Needful Things and catching up.

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"Directly comparing Johnson, Dunbar-Nelson and Grimke with male poets...would force them into a competition whose rules were formulated without them in mind...both subtle and blatant, women were penalized for their gender." #blackfeminist #blackwomen #feminism #queer #woc

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"...Zora Neale Hurston used false birthdays, she was actually an additional decade older..." #blackfeminist #queer #poetry #history

Betty_Bookworm Way back in my undergrad days I took an African American Lit course and the norton anthology came with a cd of spoken word, speeches and songs. There was a recording of Zora Neale Hurston singing. Amazing. (edited) 6y
ProfMasala @Betty_Bookworm Omg how beautiful 6y
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One of my mentors in my head was honored for #NationalPoetryMonth. Check out the whole poem here: http://bit.ly/2oF0z7d

My favorite line~"most would not connect the floorboards of her porch to the roots that they remember when she sits"

#blackfeminist #blackwomen #feminism #poetry

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I got a few books in and couldn't decide where to start. Since it's #NationalPoetryMonth, I picked the book on Harlem Renaissance and #blackwomen that write #poetry. #blackfeminist #feminism #writer.

The images at the bottom remind me of Kara Walker's silhouettes.

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Recommended by one of my mentors and on my #tbr list #black #writer #abortion #blackfeminist #feminism #reproductiverights #socialjustice

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"Their Eyes Were Watching God: What Does Soulful Mean?"

On writing. Smith points out how Hurston's writing is ultimately relatable. Her imagery allows you to visualize what she is describing while also triggering a personal memory that might be similar in some way. #blackwomen #feminism #writer #woc #black

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"That Crafty Feeling".

On writing. 2017 is my writing year. I joined a writing challenge and launched two separate blogs. One of the blogs is dedicated to personal essays, which is the writing challenge. The other is dedicated to my cultural critiques on my everyday life. I have an editor. I also submitted an article highlighting a social justice issue and also amplifying a campaign.

Searching to develop my voice. #blackwomen #writer #feminism

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In this stack I frequently reference Durkheim and the Doing Gender Diversity books. Doing Gender Diversity has great essays on gender and our experiences.

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I'm moving and thought I'd snap a few pics from my desk.

Masala is a spice mix. I'd like to think that describes me. A spice mix. A little heat, salt and comfort. My books from the desk are a mix of my professional and personal interests as a clinician, academic and writer. #blackwomen #feminism #queer

I've read, presented from, lectured on these books at some point.

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Sunshine and Raindrops | Cairo McFarlane
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"Do not set yourself on fire
To keep others warm
You are not the sun."
#NationalPoetryMonth #blackwomen #feminism #radicalselfcare

Librariana Thank you so much for sharing such a powerful poem. 6y
ProfMasala @librariana Absolutely. I re-read this one at least twice a week. It's a gem and I wanted to pass it along. 6y
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Sunshine and Raindrops | Cairo McFarlane
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Love it

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The Afro-American woman: struggles and images | Sharon Harley, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
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Donna_sBookMinute This seems like a great follow-up to Davis' "Freedom is a Constant Struggle." Welcome to Litsy!!! ?? 6y
ProfMasala I've been reading black women that predate and have influenced the voices of black women like Davis. It's hard to find print books (out of print, etc) for many of the black women but it's been very affirming. 6y
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The Afro-American woman: struggles and images | Sharon Harley, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
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In describing the current participation of black women in the feminist struggle as a recent development or in describing black women merely as objects of discrimination in the woman‘s movement or in neglecting the participation of black women entirely, these feminist writers grossly distort reality.

Simona Welcome to the Litsy! 6y
ProfMasala Thank you 😀 6y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Welcome to Litsy!!! 😊❤🙌📚🎉 6y
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