Reading as An Act of Protest

Washington, U.S.A. (Photo by Vlad Tchompalov)

Washington, U.S.A. (Photo by Vlad Tchompalov)

 
The only weapon that we have in our hands this evening is the weapon of protest.
— MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

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Literary Activism IS My PROTEST WORK

Sometimes we march in the streets.

Sometimes we feed the homeless.

Sometimes we provide community programing for children and families.

Sometimes we read and learn about our history so we can march and feed and provide even better. 

Protest work is collective and we all have our part in it. My protest may not look like your protest; but when we take action to change the injustices we see, we have to do the actions we can. The prolific speaker and author Toni Morrison said, " correct what you can; learn from what you can't." My protest is to learn, grow, teach, and correct what I can. 

My protest work is INCLUSIVE. My liberation work is for the benefit all. 

The life of Black women, MY LIFE, is inherently political and I write about the things that most affect me. My philosophy is Womanist in nature and my activism is rooted in equality and libration. My content will always reflect the fight against racism, homophobia, transphobia, and misogyny.

Photo by  Tyler Nix  on  Unsplash

Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash


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Decolonize Your Reading


I know this list is far from complete. It’s a starting point and a constant work in progress.

Have a suggestion to add to my #Resist list?

Contact me at antoinette@blackandbookish.com. 

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