No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies
"The follow-up to the groundbreaking Black Queer Studies, the edited collection No Tea, No Shade brings together nineteen essays from the next generation of scholars, activists, and community leaders doing work on black gender and sexuality. Building on the foundations laid by the earlier volume, this collection's contributors speak new truths about the black queer experience while exemplifying the codification of black queer studies as a rigorous and important field of study. Topics include "raw" sex, pornography, the carceral state, gentrification, gender nonconformity, social media, the relationship between black feminist studies and black trans studies, the black queer experience throughout the black diaspora, and queer music, film, dance, and theater."
José Manuel Santillana Blanco is a Ph.D. student in feminist studies at the University of Minnesota whose work on Chicana feminism, indigeneity, social justice movements, and immigration is timely and powerful. Read his comments on the massacre at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando below.
Last night's massacre which targeted LGBT and queer folks of color, particularly latin@ folks, was the most violent mass shooting in our country's history. This attack will not serve to divide our communities, to silence or shame us, to immobilize us with fear, stir up hatred or additional violence. This attack makes us angry, it makes us feel the deepest kind of sorrow, and it calls us to action. It forces us to pair our prayers and thoughts with policy change and activism. It is a reminder that we have a long ways to go before we get free.
Welcome to Womanist Expressions, brainchild of Caitlin Gunn and Kidiocus Carroll.