Articles and Blog Posts

This section is for articles and blog posts. Like the other sections, just because I put something here doesn’t mean I agree with everything in the post necessarily or everything on that blog. It means I think it is worth reading. I put these into loose categories but many of them don’t easily fit into just one category. This section is a work in progress so feel free to send me suggestions.

Transphobia, Cissexism, and Transmisogyny

Not Your Mom’s Trans 101

What Transmisogyny Looks Like by Tobi Hill-Meyer

Does Ignoring Trans People Make Your Point Look Bigger? by Tobi Hill-Meyer

Moving Toward Revolutionary gender politics by Carolyn (this one is somewhat dated but makes good points)

Participating in Direct Actions: A Guide for Transgender People

The F-Word bloggers’ position on transphobia and cissexism

Why Feminism Needs to be Trans-Inclusive, or The Bodily Consequences of Cisnormativity


Ableism, Disability, Mental Health, Illness, and Accessibility

The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino

The Chronic Pain PSA by Leak Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

How to Make Your Social Movement More Inclusive of Neurodiversity

7 Ways to Show Love to Someone With Anxiety/Depression

CPTSD, Allostatic Load and Giving No Fucks (great article about how trauma effects mental, physical, and emotional health)

Wild Geese, Emotional Flashbacks & Mnemosyne

Creating Change is not exempt from casual ableism

Changing the Framework: Disability Justice How our communities can move beyond access to wholeness

Communities of Care, Organizations for Liberation by Yashna Maya Padamsee

The Social Movement Left Out (The quote attributed to Emma Goldman is actually a Margaret Sanger quote. Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood and also a eugenicist)

Fragrance Free Femme of Colour Realness Draft 1.5 by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

3 Steps to organizing a fragrance free event

Ableist Word Profile: Retarded

Ableist Word Profile: Crazy (to describe political viewpoints or positions)

The Feminists with disabilities blog has a lot of great posts. These 2 are part of their series on ableist language. There are a lot of ableist terms in common everday usage including my own. I encourage temporarily ablebodied people to be conscious of their language as part of a holistic social justice practice. I’m not perfect and neither are you but we can get better right?

My Plight With the Illness by Amy Tan (her account of having Lyme Disease)


People of color feminism

The Combahee River Collective Statement

Disloyal to Feminism: Abuse of Survivors Within the Domestic Violence Shelter System by Emi Koyama (If you can please buy the zine version of this article from Emi.)


Fatphobia, Sizeism, Fat-Positivity

I need Fat Acceptance because…

From One Skinny Girl To Others: A Few Words on Fat Phobia by Mia McKensie

12 Good Fatty Archetypes


Racism & White Supremacy 

Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy: Rethinking Women of Color Organizing by Andrea Smith*

Tongues: When Speaking the Coloniser’s Language Means Rejecting Your Own by Chithira Vijayakumar


Anger is legit!

The Uses of Anger by Audre Lorde

The Revolution Will Not Be Polite: The Issue of Nice Versus Good


Allyship, Privilege, and Solidarity

4 Ways to Push Back Against Your Privilege

Ally-phobia: On the Trayvon Martin Ruling, White Feminism, and the Worst of Best Intentions (This one is controversial. I encourage other white people to read it, ponder it, and let it challenge them. Don’t assume I agree with everything in it just because I posted it.)


Whorephobia and Sex Worker Solidarity

How to be an ally to sex workers

Mandatory Reading List for Accomplices



The Tyranny of Structurelessness by Jo Freeman aka Joreen

*Andrea Smith lied about being Cherokee. She is actually a white woman. I don’t approve of people lying about their racial/ethnic background especially in order to profit off of the oppression of other people as Smith has done. Myself (a white woman) and many (but by no means all) native women have found some of her work valuable. So I’ve decided to leave up some of her work on this website until I read something similar or better on the same subjects by someone else. I won’t be recommending any of her new work. Please don’t buy her books, hire her for speaking gigs, etc. -9/2/15


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