Monday, September 14, 2009

Latino Sexuality: Links

There's so much that has gone down this week that I was super busy!

I've thought a lot, and am still thinking about Caster Semenya. Today I read and tweeted that she is on suicide watch. I am sending all the positive energy I can to her and her family. Young people need to know they are important and they matter. I hope the people surrounding Caster help her feel this way.

I've also been introduced to the blog Bully Bloggers which features: Lisa Duggan, J. Jack Halberstam, Jose Esteban Munoz and Tavia Nyong'o. Here's what they say their collective blog is about:
The Bully Bloggers are a queer word art group. We write about everything queer, so, pretty much everything. Politics, culture, etiquette, vampires, cartoons, the news, philosophy, utopia and revolution. This blog is our Bully Pulpit; we preach to the converted, the unconverted and the indifferent. We are very serious, but in a silly sort of way. We will be posting on topics that change weekly (approximately).

This one is going on the blog roll!

I also came across this video about people with disabilities and sex (as in the act). The film is called (Sex)abled: Disability Uncensored and you can view it in full here.

Another friend sent a link on twitter to the following article that I think is a great read: Erasing the Dichotomy: Positive Portraits of Latina Muslims.

Finally, I presented at the Advocates for Youth Urban Retreat where 120 youth from all over the US, Jamaica, Nigeria and Ethiopia who are a part of sexual health education and activism were being trained. During my session (which had well over the 15-20 people we thought it would!) I discussed blogging as a woman of Color, using the internet as a form of activism and what that means for me. I shared how I was extremely happy that when I was preparing for our session last week that I found that when doing a google search for "latino sexuality" and then clicking images this is what can be found:

90% of those images are from THIS blog! These images are VERY different from the porn I found 9 months ago! This is amazing social change that happened very quickly and makes me excited!

Three of the participants shared that they are media makers in various ways and announced a new YouTube channel: Late Nights With Dr. Stud. Check out their first video below:

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