Author Archives: Black Feminists Manchester

About Black Feminists Manchester

This is a group for women who are ‘black’ in the political sense. I.e: women who self- identify, originate or have ancestry from global majority populations (i.e. Africa, Asia, Middle East and Latin America) multi heritage and indigenous backgrounds.

Judicial Review Hearing for Aderonke Apata: A Nigerian Lesbian and LGBT Activist

By Sam The Judicial Review Hearing for Aderonke Apata’s asylum claim to remain in the UK, is at the Royal Courts of Justice on Tuesday 3rd March 2015. Since our first interview with Aderonke a year ago, she has continued to … Continue reading

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Ancient spaceships and other anachronisms… Dangerous myths in the Global South

By Sonia Soans India has been sold very effectively as the land of spirituality and history by Indians and this helps maintain a façade. Despite evidence to the contrary the image has stuck. Yet there seems to be a dearth … Continue reading

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(Part II) Fear and Loathing in the Studio

By Marcia X “I urge each one of us here to reach down into that deep place of knowledge inside herself and touch that terror and loathing of any difference that lives there. See whose face it wears. Then the … Continue reading

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Exploring Black Female Sexuality & Spirituality

By Tonya Bolton A major issue still facing Black women today is sexuality. Throughout history, Black & Asian women are often seen in opposing sexual terms, either as completely non-sexual or perpetually sexually available. But we need to dismantle these … Continue reading

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The Institution is Decadent and Depraved – Gonzo Journalism: The Studio is Ground-zero (Part I)

By Marcia X                                                               Introduction As most young, aspiring feminists … Continue reading

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Response Track: ‘The Myth of Light-skin Privilege.’

By Janine Francois Intro Dear Kilby, (and all my light-skinned / mixed-race feminist and non-feminists women) I write this feeling hurt but equally hopeful, that this can be reclaimed as a safe space for darker-skinned black women. Verse 1: Oppressed … Continue reading

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The Myth of Light-skin Privilege

By Kelby Williams It has occurred to me that there is a need to address this long standing animosity between those who identify as being black and those who identify as mixed race (for the sake of continuity and my … Continue reading

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