Again, the red door stands open, allowing the world to enter. ...more
Tags: activism, activist, book review, buddhism, buddhist, childhood trauma, debut collection, Jane Hirshfield, Kasey Jeuds, Kenyon Review, Melissa Kwasny, motherhood, mothers, Nadia Colburn, natural world, nature, poetry, poetry review, pregnancy, review, Reviews, Simone Weil, The High Shelf, Thich Nhat Hanh, trauma, Word Works
“This is a love revolution we are building!”
Tags: accessibility, activism, activist, Angelica Medina, Antoine Hunter, Bay Area, Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival, choreographer, choreography, dance, dancer, dancing, Fresh Meat, Fresh Meat Festival, Fresh Meat Productions, Jahaira Fajardo, LGBTQ, queer, San Francisco, Sara Gregory, Sean Dorsey, Shawna Virago, Tajah J, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, trans
Author and activist Sarah Schulman discusses her forthcoming novel, MAGGIE TERRY.
Tags: 1980s, ACT Up Oral History Project, activism, activist, After Delores, AIDS, alex dueben, alison bechdel, Conflict Is not Abuse, Dashiell Hammett, Ellen Hart, eric garner, gentrification, Girls Visions and Everything, Jonathan Larson, Lesbian, LGBTQ, Mary Wings, My American History, mystery, People in Trouble, queer, Rat Bohemia, rent, Sarah Schulman, Stagestruck, Steven Thrasher, The Feminist Press, The Gentrification of the Mind, Ties That Bind, Trump, Urvashi Vaid
In Episode 40 of The Rumpus’s Make/Work podcast, host Scott Pinkmountain speaks with writer and activist Kate Schatz.
Tags: activism, activist, al gore, climate change, Climate Reality Project, election 2016, feminism, Jennye Garibaldi, Kate Schatz, Leslie Dotson Van Every, Make/Work, Miriam Klein Stahl, podcast, podcasts, Politics, Rad American Women A-to-Z, Rad Women Worldwide, reclaiming patriotism 2017, Rumpus podcast, Scott Pinkmountain, Solidarity Sundays
Journalist and environmental activist Bill McKibben discusses whether our environmental crisis can be improved under our new political administration, climate change denial, and manifestations of resistance.
Tags: 350.org, 45, activism, activist, Australia, Barack Obama, Bill McKibben, canada, climate change, climate change denial, Climate March on Washington, Dakota Access Pipeline, DAPL, Donald Trump, Earth, election 2016, environment, environmental crisis, Environmental Protection Agency, environmentalism, EPA, fossil fuel, George H. W. Bush, global warming, Hillary Clinton, journalism, Justin Trudeau, Keystone XL Pipeline, Koch brothers, Middlebury College, oil, oil industry, Paris Accord, Rex Tillerson, Scott Pruitt, Suzanne Koven, The Big Idea, The Rumpus Interview, tobacco industry
Look through these images, and feel proud. Feel inspired. Know that yes, the battle is uphill and will be hard-won, but it will be won . ...more
Tags: abortion, activism, activist, Athens, Augusta, Austin, Barcelona, bigotry, Boise, Boston, Cape Cod, Chicago, Cincinnati, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Donald Trump, fear, global gag rule, hatred, March, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, photography, Pittsburgh, Politics, Portland, protest, Racism, rally, Reagan, Reno, reproductive rights, Sacramento, Seattle, St. Petersburg, Trump, Walla Walla, women, women's rights
Dawn Lundy Martin discusses her most recent collection,
Life in a Box Is a Pretty Life. ...more
Tags: A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering, activism, activist, Adrian Piper, angela davis, audience, bell hooks, Dawn Lundy Martin, Discipline, feminism, gender, Gloria Steinem, good stock strange blood, Gwyn Kirk, Julie Marie Wade, Life in a Box is a Pretty Life, Margo Okazawa-Rey, memory, miami book fair international, myung mi kim, Neil de la Flor, poems, Poet, poetry, queer, queerness, race, Reading Queer, Sharon Olds, Stephen Frears, teaching writing, the rumpus, The Rumpus Interview, trans, Trinh T. Min-ha, violence, Vivien Labaton, women's lives: multiple perspectives, writing
Our house, we believed, was a microcosm of that country. Every month, we’d gather at the kitchen table for our house meeting, where we, like politicians, unveiled our big plans for change. ...more
Tags: activism, activist, adulthood, artists, Brooklyn, Cat Stevens, chess, childhood, chores, college, commune, consumerism, coop, Cooper Union, cooperative, curry, day job, dirty, dorm, environmentalism, Fort Greene, gay, gentrification, growing up, hammock, hippies, hipsters, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, kitchen, liberals, messiness, Occupy Wall Street, paying the rent, Richard Nixon, roommates, Seventh Generation, Swan Huntley, Utopia
Desiree Cooper discusses her debut collection of flash fiction,
Know the Mother, what mother-writers need, and why motherhood is the only story she’s ever told. ...more
Tags: #LitinColor, 1960s, activist, African-American surrealist, all things considered, Alzheimer's, attorney, Audrey Niffenegger, Barbara Kingsolver, Best African American Fiction 2010, Breastfeeding, Buddha in the Attic, Callaloo, Cave Canem, Charlotte’s Web, childbirth, Civil Rights Movement, Colorado, Deesha Philyaw, Desiree Cooper, detroit, Detroit Free Press, Detroit Metro Times, Detroit Noir, edwidge danticat, feminism, feminist, flash fictions, florida, gender, gender equality, gender roles, Graveyard Love, invisibility, Japan, journalism, journalist, Julie Otsuka, Karen Miller, Kate Atkinson, Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction, Know the Mother, law school, lawyer, Life After Life, loss, M. L. Liebler, Made in Michigan Writers Series, marriage, maryland, Michael Cunningham, Miscarriage, motherhood, mothers, mothers and daughters, New Mexico, NPR, Planned Parenthood, Princess Lily, private lives of women, race, racial identity, Ralph Ellison, reproductive rights, Second Sleep, sexism, single mother, single motherhood, Texas, The Hours, The Poisonwood Bible, The Time Traveler's Wife, Tidal Basin Review, Toi Derricotte, Virginia, visible, Wayne State University Press, Weekend America, women's rights, Women’s Movement, writers of color, zz packer