Weekly round-up and open thread
Lusana Taylor // 13 September 2016
Welcome to another weekly round-up, where we share (what we see as) the most interesting and important articles and essays from the previous seven days. We’d love to hear your thoughts on any of the issues covered in our chosen links!
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Why I Decided To Change My Name (Ayo Akinwolere at Huffington Post)
This Labor Day, Let’s Recognize The Work Of Sex Workers (The Establishment)
Cher Calls Out Trans-Exclusionary Group Of So-Called ‘Feminists’ (Huffington Post)
From the article: “It became about the fact that a white man should be able to write the experience of a young Nigerian woman and if he sells millions and does a “decent” job — in the eyes of a white woman — he should not be questioned or pilloried in any way. It became about mocking those who ask people to seek permission to use their stories. It became a celebration of the unfettered exploitation of the experiences of others, under the guise of fiction.”
On my own fat demise (Friend of Marilyn)
The image is used under a creative commons license with thanks to The ousted pretender on Flickr. It shows ‘toadstools’ or mushrooms which are very delicate, almost translucent, looking. Two of these toadstools stand in the forefront of the photo and another stands behind, slightly out of focus. The background is also out of focus but looks to be a woodland setting.